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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Linguistics


Linguistics inquires into the nature of human language. In modern times, research in linguistics has concentrated on the search for universal properties of human languages in an effort to understand that unique characteristic of human beings, the faculty of language. Recognition of the importance of modern linguistic research continues to grow today, with research results now seen to have implications for numerous additional disciplines, including anthropology, computer science, education, ethnology, psychology, sociology, and speech pathology.

The Linguistics Department provides both a general and an applied option leading to an undergraduate major as well as an option for a minor in linguistics. Many of the courses taught in the Linguistics Department form a required or recommended portion of the curricula of other academic programs.

Course of Study: Linguistics Major

The undergraduate major in linguistics may be obtained by pursuing either the general major option or the applied major option. Students must complete at least 15 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. The College also requires students to complete a research experience in their major. Students will complete this requirement in the context of the following courses:

Linguis 420

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

Linguis 460

Sounds and Sound Systems

Linguis 464

Word and Sentence Structure

Linguis 470

Historical/Comparative Linguistics

Linguis 474 Language Typology and Universals

Linguis 560

Advanced Phonology

Linguis 564

Advanced Syntax

GENERAL LINGUISTICS MAJOR OPTION

Basic requirements (9 cr)

Linguis 350

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Linguis 460

Sounds and Sound Systems

3

Linguis 464

Word and Sentence Structure

3

Special requirements (9 cr). At least three of the following:

Linguis 415

First Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 420

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 430

Language and Society

3

Linguis 466

Semantics

3

Linguis 468

Language in Its Various Forms: (Subtitle)

3

Linguis 470

Historical Linguistics

3

Linguis 474

Language Typology

3

Linguis 560

Advanced Phonology

3

Linguis 564

Advanced Syntax

3

Electives (12 cr)

Course work in linguistics and related areas, selected from the approved electives list (see below) in consultation with an advisor in the Linguistics program.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS MAJOR OPTION

Basic requirements (18 cr)

Linguis 350

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Linguis 420

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 430

Language and Society

3

Linguis 460

Sounds and Sound Systems

3

Linguis 464

Word and Sentence Structure

3

Anthro/Linguis 570

Issues in Bilingualism

3

Special requirements (6 cr). At least two of the following:

Linguis 410

Linguistics and Grammar in ESL Education

3

Linguis 415

First Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 432

Urban Dialects

3

Linguis 440

Psycholinguistics

3

Linguis 468

Language in its Various Forms

3

Linguis 565 (426)

Introduction to Adult/University-Level TESOL

3

Linguis 567

Materials for ESL Instruction

3

Electives (6 cr)

Course work in linguistics and related areas, selected from the approved electives list (see below) in consultation with an advisor in the Linguistics program.

Linguistics Major Approved Electives

All linguistics courses not selected to meet a specific requirement in the option..

All language courses. (Does not include literature courses.)

The following courses offered by other units:

Anthro 105 (360)

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Anthro 361 Applications in Linguistic Anthropology
Anthro 362 System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction

Anthro 366

Aspects of Linguistic Anthropology

Anthro 641

Seminar in Anthropology (with linguistics subtitle)

Commun 320

Nonverbal Communication

Commun 350 Intercultural Communication

ComSDis 230

Introduction to Phonetics

ComSDis 240

Normal Speech and Language Development

CompSci 132

Introduction to Computers and Programming

CompSci 423 Introduction to Natural Language Processing

CompSci 431 (631)

Programming Languages Concepts

English 211

Aspects of the English Language: (Subtitle)

English 400

Introduction to English Linguistics (jointly offered w/Linguistics)

English 402

Theories of Language and Literature (with language focus)

English 403 Survey of Modern English Grammar

English 407

Introduction to Functional Syntax

French 392

Phonetics

German 45l Introduction to German Linguistics

German 671

Phonetics

Philos 211

Elementary Logic

Philos 212

Modern Deductive Logic

Philos 511

Symbolic Logic

Philos 512

Methods of Logic: (Subtitle)

Philos 516

Language and Meaning

Philos 517 Special Problems in the Philosophy of Language and Linguistics: (Subtitle)

Russian 511

Russian Phonetics

Russian 515

The Structure of Russian

Spanish 341

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Spanish 441 History and Dialects of the Spanish Language
Spanish 443 (340) Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Spanish 444 (344) Spanish Syntax and Morphology

Spanish 446

Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Course of Study: Linguistics Minor

The undergraduate linguistics minor may be obtained by pursuing either the general or the applied option. Students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.

GENERAL LINGUISTICS MINOR OPTION

Linguis 350

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Linguis 430

Language and Society

3

One of the following four courses:

Linguis 415

First Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 460

Sounds and Sound Systems

3

Linguis 464

Word and Sentence Structure

3

Linguis 468

Language in Its Various Forms: (Subtitle)

3

Electives (9 cr.)
Course work in linguistics and related areas, selected from the approved electives list (see above) in consultation with an advisor in the Linguistics program. Students are encouraged to focus their electives in an area closely aligned with the study of linguistics, including various foreign languages, English, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, and education, among others.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS MINOR OPTION

Linguis 350

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Linguis 420 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 430

Language and Society

3

Anthro/Linguis 570

Issues in Bilingualism

3

One of the following five courses:

Linguis 415

First Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 460

Sounds and Sound Systems

3

Linguis 464

Word and Sentence Structure

3

Linguis 468

Language in Its Various Forms: (Subtitle)

3

Linguis 565

Introduction to Adult/University-Level TESOL

3

Approved elective (3 cr.)

A related program is the Certificate in Adult/University-Level Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Korean

For students interested in studying Korean to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the L&S degree, the Asian Studies Certificate, and/or the International Studies major, the Department of Linguistics offers a four-semester sequence in Korean.

Courses: Korean (KOREAN)

Courses: Linguistics (LINGUIS)

Faculty

Yea-Fen Chen, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Indiana University

Roberta Corrigan, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Garry Davis, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Fred Eckman, Prof., Ph.D.
Indiana University

Nicholas Fleisher, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Gregory Iverson, Prof Emeritus, Ph.D.

Edith Moravcsik, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

Hamid Ouali, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Chair
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Hanyong Park, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Indiana University

Sandra Pucci, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Anne Pycha, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Jessica Wirth, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.


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