Structure of the English Language (3)
Linguistic analysis of the grammar of modern American English: phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
History of the English Language (3)
Evolution of English syntax and course of phonemic change; social and political context in which English is developed.
Linguistics and Literature (3)
Application of concepts of linguistic analysis to the interpretation of literary texts. Topics include metaphor, speech acts, politeness, inference, point of view, and speech/thought presentation.
Language, Power, and Politics (3)
Covers a range of political issues concerning language, including language attitudes (discrimination, "authority," "correctness" in language), dialects/standard language ideology, political speech, language policy in the United States, advertising, gender, politically correct language, and ecolinguistics.
Special Topics in Linguistics (3,3)
Readings in a specific topic chosen by the instructor.
Independent Study in Linguistics (3,3)
Independent study in directed readings.
Available only by special arrangement.