Sociolinguistics for Eng Lang
What Is and Isn't Language?
A general introduction to the phenomenon of language. It will focus on presenting various views on language origin, the facts and fallacies about language, the human vs. animal debate, and the reality as well as the myths of language usage.
Intensive Elementary German
Designed to prepare students with some background in German for the first intermediate level course. One semester equivalent of the elementary sequence.
Intermediate German I
Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills using materials of a literary or cultural nature.
Intro to German Readings
Builds upon and further enhances the basics developed through the first intermediate course. Reading numerous short works of fiction and nonfiction and through discussions and short written assignmenets in German, expanding the critical listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and cultural skills necessary for further study.
Introduction to the nature, structure, and functions of human language. Topics include: design features of language; phonology, morphology, and syntax; semantics; and language variability.
Builds upon the principles presented in General Linguistics and applies them in the analysis of further topics such as writing systems, language comparison and change, language acquisition and learning, and artificial and non-human communication systems.
Lang As Cultural Phenomenon
An introduction to sociocultural or anthropological linguistics, the study of the relationship between language, culture, and society. Readings, lectures, and discussions will focus on variation at all levels of language and how this variation helps to create and is created by a multitude of factors with possible educational, political, cultural, and social repercussions.
The Origin of Language
Spoken language has been called the most important achievement of humanity. The origin of language may be found in the gestures of hominids millions of years ago. An investigation of how these simple gestures may have developed into the modern spoken, written, and signed languages of today.
Tch Eng to Spkrs of Othr Lngs
Development of linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical competence in teaching English as a second or foreign language.