Sociolinguistics for Eng Lang
Focus of course is on an in-depth study of the English language as a system. Emphasis is placed on applying concepts, theories, and research in classroom practices to facilitate the acquisition of English.
What Is and Isn't Language?
This seminar addresses language as a human phenomenon. Students will learn what language is as well as what it is not. The content is limited to a only few topics such as language origin, animal communication systems, language in the brain, first-language acquisition, language variation and change, and language and culture, but these topics intersect with notions of language in fields such as anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, education, sociology, and classical as well as modern languages.
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 diversity and is itself 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.