College of Arts and Sciences


Modern Languages, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Linguistics Courses
  • LING-L 103 Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr.) P: Sophomore standing. Linguistics as a body of information; nature and function of language; relevance of linguistics to other disciplines, with reference to modern American English and principal European languages. (Occasionally)
  • LING-L 210 Topics in Language and Society (3 cr.) The study of topics related to the role of language as a social phenomenon.  May be repeated once for credit with a different topic. (Occasionally)
  • LING-L 315 Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 cr.) Examines the relationships between language and society.  Issues include the nature of sociolinguistics; the importance of age, sex, socioeconomic status; language ideologies; why people use different dialects/languages in different situations; bilingualism and multilingualism; language choice, language attitudes, and language endangerment; the relevance of sociolinguistics to general linguistic theory. (Occasionally)

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