Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Description
Instructor
Lambert, Tom
Discipline and Number
LIT 3330 Section 001
Day
TR Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Linguistics

Description of Course:

In the study of human nature, language is where the action is. Linguistics applies the scientific method to the study of language. This course will survey the major fields of linguistics, including: phonology and phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics, language acquisition and dialects.

Some questions addressed in this course:

Do slang and text-speak lead to language decay? Does the language you speak affect how you see the world?
How can we precisely describe the language devices which writers use? Do animals have language like humans do?

Required Texts:

Curzan, Anne and Michael Adams. "How Does English Work?"

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

3 exams, 1 research paper, 6 homework assignments, readings

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