An examination of the role of language in the construction of social identities, the formation of language ideologies, language management activities, and the politics of language from a sociolinguistic perspective.
Language, Politics, and Identity
Contrastive Grammar: German-English
This course focuses on the typological differences between Modern German and Modern English, covering core aspects of syntax, morphology and phonology in a way that is relevant to linguists, language learners and future teachers alike. Drawing on both empirical studies as well as hands-on study of our own speech, this course will provide an introduction to comparative linguistics and a window into the logic behind the so-called 'mistakes' language learners often make.
Less-Taught Languages II
3. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
Study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and culture of a less-taught language. Possible offerings include Finnish, Hungarian, and other non-Indo-European languages.
Text and Corpus Analysis
Use of computers to analyze the style and language of particular texts and large collections of text. Areas for study include aspects of electronic texts in the humanities such as text encoding, file manipulation, stylometry, and textual criticism, and aspects of language such as lexical semantics, collocations, and grammar.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or CMLT2111 or CMLT2210 or CMLT2212 or CMLT2220 or CMLT2500 or ENGL2310 or ENGL2320 or ENGL2330 or ENGL2340 or ENGL2400
French Syntax and Meaning
The syntax of modern French through readings in descriptive analysis and examples of literary texts to see how word order contributes to meaning. Particular emphasis on levels of style and reflections of social class. Frequent compositions required. Given in French.