Linguistics (LNG)

Linguistics (LNG) Courses

LNG 3813. Introduction to Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Basic principles of analysis and description of the structure of language, including sound system, word order, and meaning. Also, overview of selected subfields of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and bilingualism. (Same as ANT 3903 and ENG 3343. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of these courses.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRLF $10; MM01 $7; STLF $18.

LNG 3833. Sociolinguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The examination of the interrelationships among language, culture, and society. Topics may include language use in social context, language variation and change, maintenance and shift, and multilingual societies. Course Fees: LRLF $10; MM01 $7; STLF $18.

LNG 3873. Forensic Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines how the analysis and manipulation of language is used to commit, solve, and prevent crimes. Students will explore case studies from law enforcement and counter-terrorism dealing with coerced confessions, the determination of authorship, and the manipulation of suspects under interrogation, among others. Course Fees: LRLF $10; MM01 $7; STLF $18.

LNG 4013. Topics in Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: One course in LNG or consent of instructor. An opportunity to explore linguistic topics in depth, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, pragmatics, syntax, semantics, phonology, or phonetics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly LNG 3913. Credit cannot be earned for both LNG 4013 and LNG 3913.) Course Fees: LRLF $10; MM01 $7; STLF $18.