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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & 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 450

General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum

Linguis 460

Introduction to Phonology

Linguis 464

Introduction to Syntax

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 (12 cr.)

     

Linguis 350

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Linguis 450

General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum

3

Linguis 460

Introduction to Phonology

3

Linguis 464

Introduction to Syntax

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 (9 cr.)

 

Coursework 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

OR Linguis 570

Issues in BilingualismĀ  (jointly offered with Anthro 570)

3

Linguis 450

General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum

3

Linguis 460

Introduction to Phonology

3

Linguis 464

Introduction to Syntax

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.)

Coursework 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 with Linguistics)

English 402

Theories of Language and Literature (with language focus)

English 403

Survey of Modern English Grammar

French 392

Phonetics

German 45l

Introduction to German Linguistics

German 671

Seminar on Phonetics

Philos 211

Elementary Logic

Philos 212

Modern Deductive Logic

Philos 511

Symbolic Logic

Philos 516

Language and Meaning

Philos 517

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

Spanish 341

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Spanish 443 (340)

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

Spanish 444 (344)

Spanish Syntax and Morphology

Spanish 446

Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Spanish 541 (441)

History of the Spanish Language

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

Basic Requirements (12 cr.)

     

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

Introduction to Phonology

3

Linguis 464

Introduction to Syntax

3

Linguis 468

Language in Its Various Forms: (Subtitle)

3

Electives (9 cr.)

 

Coursework 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

Basic Requirements (18 cr.)

 

     

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 BilingualismĀ  (jointly offered with Anthro 570)

3

One of the following five courses:

     

Linguis 415

First Language Acquisition

3

Linguis 460

Introduction to Phonology

3

Linguis 464

Introduction to Syntax

3

Linguis 468

Language in Its Various Forms: (Subtitle)

3

Linguis 565 (426)

Introduction to Adult/University-Level TESOL

3

Electives (3 cr.)

Coursework 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.

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

Faculty

Roberta Corrigan, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Garry Davis, Prof., PhD, Chair
University of Michigan

Fred Eckman, Disting. Prof., PhD
Indiana University

Nicholas Fleisher, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Gregory Iverson, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Edith Moravcsik, Prof. Emerita, PhD

Hamid Ouali, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Hanyong Park, Asst. Prof., PhD
Indiana University

Sandra Pucci, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Southern California

Anne Pycha, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Jae Yung Song, Asst. Prof., PhD
Brown University

Tue Trinh, Asst. Prof., PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jessica Wirth, Assoc. Prof. Emerita, PhD


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