Linguistics (LING)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

LING 3601. Language, Culture, and Cognition. 3 Credits.

The role of language and culture in the organization of human experience. Beginning with debates about linguistic relativity, the course explores the way language use shapes cognition and practice in a variety of cultures and social contexts. Prerequisites: ANTH 1004. (Same as ANTH 3601)   (Fall, odd years).

LING 3602. Ethnographic Analysis of Speech. 3 Credits.

Linguistic variation and change in discourse practices; social and political correlates of linguistic interaction; recording, transcription, and analysis of verbal interaction. Same as ANTH 3602. Prerequisite: ANTH 1004. Laboratory fee.

LING 3603. Psycholinguistics. 3 Credits.

Language as species-specific property of the human mind. Psychological processes involved in the encoding and decoding of language; first and second language acquisition and bilingualism. Same as ANTH 3603.

LING 3691. Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology. 3 Credits.

Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs. Same as ANTH 3691. Prerequisite: ANTH 1004 or permission of instructor.