May 29, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Linguistics

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

  
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    LING 100 - The Nature of Language


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.

    Examines ongoing issues concerning cognitive and social aspects of language. In exploring both popular and scientific perspectives on language, students develop skills in critical thinking while exploring elements of linguistic analysis.

  
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    LING 101 - Introduction to the World’s Languages


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: ENGL 100  or GE Composition (Area A1).
    General introduction to roles that the world’s languages have played historically, socially, culturally and politically. Nature of language, how languages operate, differ, and relate to each other. Contact between languages and change over time. Spoken and written forms of language.

  
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    LING 170 - Introduction to Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite/corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.

    Nature of language; its relation to culture; language structure and processes of change; language universals, contrasts and relationships. Same course as ANTH 170 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 170 .

  
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    LING 301 - Introduction to Research Methods


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research in linguistics; basic statistics; writing a research report.

    Letter grade only (A-F). May be used to satisfy the GWAR.
  
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    LING 325 - Modern English Grammar


    (3 units)

    Study of the structural characteristics of English words, phrases and sentences. Traditional grammatical terminology, basic morphology, constituent structure, phrase structure, finite and nonfinite clauses. Descriptive and prescriptive grammar; reference to pedagogical contexts. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 325.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 329 - Introduction to Language Acquisition


    (3 units)

    Typical development patterns in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Comparison of first and second language acquisition. Influence of biological, social, and cultural factors. Techniques for collecting and analyzing acquisition data. Evaluation of competing theories of acquisition.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in C D 329 . Not open for credit to students with credit in: LING 339 , except with advisor permission.
  
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    LING 339 - Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development [in Secondary School Settings]


    (3 units)

    Principles of language structure, variation and usage for educators. First and second language acquisition, and related social, cultural and political issues regarding language behavior in middle and high schools. Influences on language attitudes, maintenance and shift.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in: LING 329 , except with advisor permission.
  
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    LING 360 - The Languages of Africa


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: None
    This course examines Africa’s history, diversity, and complexity with special relevance to language. Topics include multilingualism, language use and social function, the evolution and classification of languages, literacy and writing systems, and an introductory overview of many languages.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 363 - Implications of Human Language


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisites for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
    Examines human language from the perspectives of linguistics, psychology, and communicative disorders. Topics include relationships between languages of the world, language acquisition, and the social meaning of language and dialect differences. The implications of language for the individual and her/his social experience are experienced through the methodologies of these disciplines.

  
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    LING 379 - Sociolinguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 170 /ANTH 170 .
    Survey of language variation and its relationship to social characteristics and processes. Study of regional and social dialects, interactional sociolinguistics, language attitudes research, sociolinguistic discourse analysis and the study of language policy and ideology as well as multilingualism. Application of sociolinguistics to educational and other contexts.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 401 - Corpus Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    Analyzing language through quantitative corpus data, with applications to fields such as lexicography, natural language processing, L2 pedagogy, and historical linguistics.

    Letter grade only (A-F). LING 501 
  
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    LING 413 - Language and Culture


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    Relation of language to social and cultural practices and processes; issues of meaning, identity and power within and across cultures. Same course as ANTH 413 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 413 .

  
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    LING 420 - Phonology


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    Study of the phonology of American English, using articulatory phonetic, phonemic, and distinctive feature analyses.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 421 - Syntax


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 325 .
    With the structure of American English as a reference point, this course provides an introduction to the analysis of a range of morphological and syntactic structures found in languages from a variety of language families.

    Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar)
  
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    LING 422 - Discourse Analysis


    (3 units)

    Corequisite: LING 421  or consent of instructor
    Explores natural language in use, including the functional and cognitive analysis of structures relevant to genre and to discourse as practice. The course examines how discourse is organized, formed coherently, and how discourse is the source from which grammar emerges.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Double Numbered with: LING 522  
  
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    LING 423 - Semantics


    (3 units)

    Study of meaning in language. Same course as ENGL 423 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 423 .

  
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    LING 425 - Education Across Cultures


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration, and upper-division standing.
    Cross cultural perspectives on formal and informal education and socialization, using theory and methods from anthropology and linguistics. Cultural variation in schooling and multiculturalism in U.S. classrooms. Cultural, linguistic and educational issues facing indigenous, minority and immigrant populations in schools. Same course as ANTH 421 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 421 .

  
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    LING 426 - History of the English Language


    (3 units)

    Development of the English language from its beginnings to the present day. Same course as ENGL 426 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 426 .

  
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    LING 428 - Applied Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    Linguistic research applied to the study and teaching of linguistics and language skills. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 428/524.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 438 - Psycholinguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 170 /ANTH 170  or consent of instructor.
    How language works in the human mind: psychological factors involved in language production and comprehension, and the relation between language and cognition.

    Letter grade only (A-F). LING 538 
  
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    LING 460 - Teaching Second Language Composition


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 325  or consent of instructor.
    An introduction to teaching writing in the second language (L2) classroom. Topics include approaches to L2 writing instruction, materials development, feedback, and assessment. Introduction to the rhetoric and composition of students with limited English proficiency. Attention to both the general principles of composition, and the specific issues that face students and teachers in an ESL context.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Double Numbered with: LING 560  
  
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    LING 470 - Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    (3 units)

    Analysis of men’s and women’s communication in its social and cultural context; role of gender in interpreting conversational interactions in the U.S. and elsewhere; acquisition of gender differences; cultural dimensions of perceptions and stereotypes and their effect on communication. Same course as ANTH 475 , WGSS 475 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 475 , W/ST 475, WGSS 475 .

  
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    LING 472 - Language and Social Justice


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
    Survey and analysis of how language is implicated in social justice issues related to racial, ethnic, gender, class and other sociocultural categories and identities. Draws on historical and contemporary examples from education, law, politics, and media in the U.S. Traditional

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 477 - Language Socialization


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
    The Language Socialization research paradigm; social practices through which novices become linguistically and culturally competent members of communities. Language, learning, communicative behaviors, and skill acquisition in a range of social and cultural contexts and activities over the life course.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 486 - Second Language Teaching Methods


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 325  or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to current methods and techniques for teaching second languages with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages. Classroom applications in second language settings.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 490 - Selected Topics in Linguistics


    (1‑3 units)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    Investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
  
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    LING 499 - Directed Studies in Linguistics


    (1-6 units)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member.

    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.
  
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    LING 500 - Educational Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
    Graduate introduction to role of language and linguistics in contemporary education; analysis of context of language acquisition; attitudes toward multilingualism; language policies which set guidelines and expectations for instruction; cultural factors which influence language acquisition.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 501 - Corpus Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Analyzing language through quantitative corpus data, with applications to fields such as lexicography, natural language processing, L2 pedagogy, and historical linguistics.

    Letter grade only (A-F). LING 401 
  
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    LING 522 - Discourse Analysis


    (3 credits)

    Corequisite: LING 421  or consent of instructor
    Explores natural language in use, including the functional and cognitive analysis of structures relevant to genre and to discourse as practice. The course examines how discourse is organized, formed coherently, and how discourse is the source from which grammar emerges.

    Letter grade only (A-F) Double Numbered with: LING 422  
  
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    LING 533 - Ethnography of Communication


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Study of talk and other forms of communication from an ethnographic perspective. Emphasizes relevant methods and theories. Major topics presented include: language socialization, genres of speaking, intercultural communication, speech styles, strategic uses of language, and literacy.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ANTH 530 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 530 .
  
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    LING 538 - Psycholinguistics


    (3 units)

    How language works in the human mind: psychological factors involved in language production and comprehension, and the relation between language and cognition.

    Letter grade only (A-F). LING 438 
  
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    LING 539 - Language Acquisition


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 329  or equivalent.
    Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or consent of instructor. Theory and research on acquisition of first and subsequent languages in children and adults. Psycholinguistic perspectives on phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language. Interacting roles of cognitive processes, individual differences, social influences, and cultural context will be stressed.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 539.
  
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    LING 540 - Sociolinguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
    Study of the linguistic and social antecedents, correlates, and consequences of language variation in the individual and society. Integration of theoretical models and practical fieldwork.

    (2 hrs seminar, 3 hrs lab.)
  
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    LING 560 - Teaching Second Language Composition


    (3 units)

    An introduction to teaching writing in the second language (L2) classroom. Topics include approaches to L2 writing instruction, materials development, feedback, and assessment.     

    Letter grade only (A-F). Double Numbered with: LING 460  
  
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    LING 561 - Second Language Curriculum Development


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 325  or consent of the instructor.
    Study of the content of second language instruction, from nongrammatical, communicative approaches to content-based instruction. Looks at both K-12 and adult language instruction.

  
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    LING 562 - Second Language Testing and Assessment


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 325  or consent of the instructor.
    Testing and assessment of second language learners, including both standardized tests and teacher- developed modes of assessment.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 575 - Literacy and Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: Six units in linguistics or consent of instructor.
    General introduction to field of literacy studies. Examines relationship between oral and written language, native language literacy and biliteracy acquisition, pedagogical practices and issues, and cognitive and sociocultural approaches to literacy development.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 580 - Linguistic Field Methods


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 420  and LING 421 , or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to linguistic field work with a native speaker of an unfamiliar non-European language. Phonetic transcription and investigation of phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the selected language within the context of linguistic universals.

    Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ANTH 570 . Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 570 . May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. May be taken more than once if the language under investigation differs.
  
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    LING 590 - Selected Topics in Linguistics


    (1‑3 units)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    Advanced study of special topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.

    Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
  
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    LING 593 - Practicum in TESOL


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 486 .
    Classroom experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages supplemented by reading, discussion and research. Students must be available to be assigned to regularly scheduled ESL classes five hours per week, as well as for meetings with the instructor.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 595 - Qualitative Research Methods


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301  or equivalent.
    Comprehensive introduction to theory, nature, and use of qualitative methods. Emphasis on identifying research problems, evaluating published research, developing research design, employing data collection techniques, analyzing data, presenting findings, and preparing research proposals.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 596 - Quantitative Research Methods


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301  or equivalent.
    Comprehensive introduction to theory, nature, and use of quantitative methods. Emphasis on identifying research problems, evaluating published research, developing research design, employing data collection techniques, using statistical analyses, presenting findings, and preparing research proposals.

    Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminars, 2 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours)
  
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    LING 597 - Directed Study in Linguistics


    (1‑3 units)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and advisor.
    Directed study on issues and topics in Linguistics. Not intended to replace available courses.

  
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    LING 610 - Historical Linguistics


    (3 units)

    Prerequisites: LING 420  and LING 421 , or consent of instructor.
    Advanced study of language change, language families, and language relationships using the methods of comparative linguistics.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 620 - Seminar in Syntactic Theory and Analysis


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 421 .
    Theories and practices of selected views of syntax in contemporary linguistics. Topic may vary from semester to semester.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 625 - Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 420 .
    Theory and practice of selected views of phonetics and phonology in contemporary linguistics.

    Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar, 2 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours)
  
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    LING 650 - Seminar in Bilingualism


    (3 units)

    Prerequisite: LING 329  or consent of instructor.
    Advanced study of degrees of bilingualism and types of bilingual situations. Implications of bilingualism and bilingual social situations for linguistics and education.

    Letter grade only (A-F).
  
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    LING 697 - Directed Research


    (1 unit)

    Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for the M. A. in Linguistics.
    Research in linguistics on a topic connected with the Comprehensive Project and Examination for the Master’s degree.

    Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units.
  
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    LING 698 - Thesis


    (1‑6 units)

    Prerequisite: Consent of graduate committee.
    Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in linguistics.