441 Language Concepts for SL Learning & Teaching

Language analysis: phonology, syntax, semantics, discourse, for teaching second languages. Pre: 302 or Ling 102, Ling 320, graduate standing, or consent.

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of linguistics, including those of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse structure,with a focus on their relationship to the study of second language acquisition and to the teaching of foreign or second languages. It surveys a wide range of such concepts and includes a discussion of different approaches to the study of language, including especially those which emphasize its communicative and social function.