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LING 4302   Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
Using an augmented subset of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), students will be able to identify, mimic, and transcribe sounds and prosodies in normal human speech and describe the mechanisms by which a speaker produces these sounds.
Prerequisite: None.

LING 4303   Principles of Phonological Analysis
By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize the difference between phonetic (etic) and phonological (emic) data and identify phonological hierarchy and intonation in data. They will be able to recognize and use the distinctive features, natural classes and phonetic plausibility; identify phones in complementary distribution, free variation and contrast in identical/analogous environment; recognize major phonological processes and common conditioning environments, including adjacent segments, syllables and larger prosodic units; and apply concepts of tone analysis, and morphophonemics to data.
Prerequisite: LING 4302.

LING 4350   Language and Society
This course considers the relationship between language and society. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to articulate the multilingual nature of the world’s societies, the function(s) of language(s) in nations, and how different languages are used alongside one another, including the idea of diglossia. They will also be able to identify the factors influencing the choice among language varieties for national and educational use. In addition, students will be able to explain how language attitudes and domains of language use influence the long-term maintenance and/or shift of language(s) in society. They will be able to discuss how all the aforementioned may possibly affect a language development program for a given linguistic community.
Prerequisite: None.

LING 4370   Cultural Anthropology
After completing this course, students will be able to discuss the major areas within cultural anthropology, including social, political, economic, and religious organization. They will be able to apply ethnographic field methods for collecting cultural data. (Students will complete a practicum in which they apply those field methods.)
Prerequisite: None.

LING 4410   Principles of Grammatical Analysis
The course is taught in successive "a" and "b." By the end of Principles of Grammatical Analysis (a), students should be able to write a brief description of a grammatical topic; identify constituent structure, syntactic categories and grammatical relations within a sentence; analyze data in terms of a set of phrase structure rules and a lexicon; distinguish between indicative, imperative and interrogative sentences; distinguish between types of objects and obliques and analyze the structure of noun phrases and verb phrases. By the end of Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b) students should be able to write a brief description of a grammatical topic, divide words into constituent morphemes, distinguish between inflectional and derivational morphemes, analyze case and agreement systems and identify passive and recursive structures.
Prerequisite: LING 4302.

LING 4505   Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Students will learn to identify and apply their own language learning style characteristics; manage language learning; use appropriate techniques and activities to develop second language competence at the novice level; and describe techniques and activities suitable for language learning at more advanced levels. They will describe and begin to implement strategies for dealing appropriately with differences in cultural values.
Prerequisite: None.

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