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LINGUIS Linguistics



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100 The Diversity of Human Language. 3 cr. U. Survey course on the nature and diversity of human language. Topics include language and society, dialects, language and culture, language acquisition, and language typology.|Prereq: none.
102 Uncommonly Taught Language: Intensive First Semester: (Subtitled). 5-7 cr. U. Intensive training in an uncommonly taught language, for students with no previous knowledge of the language.|Retakable w/chg of language. FLL 102 & Linguis 102 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
103 First Semester of an Uncommonly-Taught Language: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. U. Elementary training in an uncommonly-taught language (i.e. one not otherwise offered in any UWM program). Number of credits earned by the student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number.|For students with no previous knowledge of the language. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 103 & Linguis 103 are jointly offered; with same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
104 Second Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 103 (Linguis 131). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number.|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 104 & Linguis 104 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 103(Linguis 131)(P) in same language.
105 First-Semester Hmong. 3 cr. U. Beginning Hmong for students with no previous knowledge of the language.|No cr for students w/cr in Hmong 107 or Hmong 108. Hmong 105 & Linguis 105 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
106 Second-Semester Hmong. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Linguis 105.|No cr for students w/cr in Hmong 107 or Hmong 108. Hmong 106 & Linguis 106 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Hmong 105/Linguis 105 (P).
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. |Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa, cons instr, & either Linguis 100 or any Linguis course 200 or above.
200 Aspects of Language: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Selected topics involving innovative approaches to the study of language, particularly as related to other disciplines.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
202 Uncommonly Taught Language: Intensive Second Semester: (Subtitled). 5-7 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 102(Linguis 133).|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 202 & Linguis 202 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 102(Linguis 133)(P) in same language.
203 Third Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 104(Linguis 132). Number of credits earned by student is determined by credit value assigned to section number.|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 203 & Linguis 203 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 104(Linguis 132)(P) in the same language.
204 Fourth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 203(Linguis 231). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number.|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 204 & Linguis 204 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 203(Linguis 231)(P) in same language.
210 Power of Words. 3 cr. U. Dynamic role of language in interpersonal relations, social attitudes and behavior. Topics include: patterns of culture and language, language as identification; prejudice, politics, and advertisement.|Prereq: none.
211 Origins of Words. 3 cr. U. Vocabulary of English from historical origins to the present; how words and word patterns change over time under influences of both internal and external forces.|Prereq: none.
212 Language and Gender. 3 cr. U. How patterns of speaking reflect, perpetuate, and create our experience of gender; how gender interacts with race, class, socioeconomic status, age, occupational and social roles.|Counts as a repeat of Linguis 200 with same topic. Prereq: none.
213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.|Jointly offered with, & may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, German 213, Italian 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Linguistics, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of linguistics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Linguis; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/topic chg. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
303 Fifth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Subtitled). 3-4 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 204(Linguis 232). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number.|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 303 & Linguis 303 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 204(Linguis 232)(P) in same language.
304 Sixth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Continuation of FLL/Linguis 303(Linguis 331). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number.|Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 304 & Linguis 304 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 303(Linguis 331)(P) in same language.
350 Introduction to Linguistics. 3 cr. U. Introduction to basic linguistic principles and concepts. Elementary analysis of sentence patterns, sound systems and language change.|Prereq: jr st or a linguis course.
398 Topics in Linguistics: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Topics in any of several recognized areas of linguistics.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
400 Introduction to English Linguistics. 3 cr. U/G. Application of linguistic theory and techniques to modern English. Linguis/English 400 required of all English majors and minors in School of Education.|Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of English 400. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
406 Advanced English Grammar. 3 cr. U/G. Continuation of English 403 with emphasis on the analysis of complex sentences and discourse syntax.|English 406 & Linguis 406 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 403(P).
410 Literacy, Grammar, and Methodologies in ESL Education. 3 cr. U/G. Grammatical and other linguistic concepts relevant to ESL education; implications for teaching language, reading and composition. Topics include language acquisition and grammatical problems in language/dialect variation.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
415 First Language Acquisition. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of research on what individuals know about their first language at different ages and the kinds of theories offered to explain these data.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
420 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition. 3 cr. U/G. Principles and methods of describing and comparing the structure of two or more languages with emphasis on the implications of this comparison for language learning.|Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(P) or equiv.
430 Language and Society. 3 cr. U/G. The influence of society on language and of language on society. Language as social interaction, speech styles, social dialects; effects on language change.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
432 Urban Dialects. 3 cr. U/G. Study of language variation in urban areas. Structure of black English vernacular and its relation to other dialects. Social and educational implications of dialect variation.|Prereq: jr st & Lingus 100 or 350.
440 Psycholinguistics. 3 cr. U/G. A survey of the history, goals, methods, and findings of psycholinguistics. Principal topics: phonetic perception, speech production, syntactic processing, linguistic memory, meaning, and language acquisition.|Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(R) or Psych 101(R); or grad st & cons instr.
450 (370) General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum. 3 cr. U/G. Study of linguistic phonetics, including articulatory physiology, acoustics, and speech perception. Practice in production and transcription of a wide variety of speech sounds. 3 hrs lec with practicum.|Prereq: jr st.
460 Introduction to Phonology. 3 cr. U/G. Basic properties of sounds, sound patterns, and sound processes of spoken language.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
464 Introduction to Syntax. 3 cr. U/G. Study of word and sentence formation in languages. Practice in analysis and argumentation using data from various languages.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
466 Semantics. 3 cr. U/G. The study of meaning in language; its role in grammatical description. Basic concepts used in semantic analysis and discussion of their place in grammatical theory.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 260(P) or 350(P) or Philos 211(P), or grad st & cons instr.
468 Language in its Various Forms: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Analysis and description of various language types. Topics may include language change, language development, dialectology, and language typology.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
470 Historical/Comparative Linguistics. 3 cr. U/G. The study of language change; introduction to internal reconstruction and the comparative method; generative approaches to historical change.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
474 Language Typology and Language Universals. 3 cr. U/G. Comparison of phonetic, syntactic, and lexical patterns of different languages, with emphasis on deriving statements about properties of all languages or of significant subclasses of languages.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
476 Linguistic Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of twentieth century American linguistic theories from traditionalism through American structuralism to generative grammar, including discussion of some current issues.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
489 Internship in Linguistics, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of linguistics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in linguis; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
490 Field Methods. 3 cr. U/G. Work with a native speaker of a foreign language. Gathering and collation of data. Evaluation of possible phonemic and grammatical analyses.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l semester.|Retakable with change in topic. Prereq: jr st, add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
520 Advanced Second Language Acquisition: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Readings, discussions, and analyses of current issues in second-language acquisition theory.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 420(P) or equiv.
550 Phonetics II. 3 cr. U/G. Auditory phonetics; issues in speech production and speech acoustics; quantitative study of speech sounds in linguistic contexts; independent experimental research on topic selected by student.|Prereq: jr st; Linguis 450(370)(P) or cons instr.
560 Advanced Phonology. 3 cr. U/G. Fundamental issues in generative phonology; emphasis on comparing alternative models of phonological description.|Prereq: jr st; Linguis 460(P).
564 Advanced Syntax. 3 cr. U/G. Continuation of Linguis 464, with greater emphasis on the evaluation and justification of competing solutions and competing models of grammar.|Prereq: jr st & Linguis 464(P).
565 Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL. 3 cr. U/G. Overview of the various approaches to teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adult/university-level learners.|Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of English 565. Does not satisfy requirements in School of Educ. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.
566 Advanced Semantics. 3 cr. U/G. Readings, discussion, and analysis of current issues in formal semantics for natural language.|Prereq: jr st; Linguis 466(P) or equiv; or grad st.
567 Materials for ESL Instruction. 3 cr. U/G. Designed for prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Focus on planning and designing courses to meet the needs of specific populations of language learners.|English 567 & Linguis 567 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
569 Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners. 3 cr. U/G. Designed to provide practical field experience in language teaching to adult/university-level ESL learners.|English 569 & Linguis 569 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
570 Issues in Bilingualism. 3 cr. U/G. Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints.|Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
699 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Linguis faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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407 (English 407) Introduction to Functional Syntax. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to the study of syntactic patterns, typology, and universals from the standpoint of functionalist syntactic theory.|Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English/Linguis 400(P) or Linguis 350(P).

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