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Current Graduate Courses



LIN 500: Phonetics | TR 12:30-1:45 | McGowan                                                                                                              

This course examines the phonetics of natural language, including both the articulation and acoustics of speech sounds and suprasegmental units. Discussion includes extensive reference to languages other than English. Pre-req: LIN 221


LIN 517-001: Special Topics in Linguistics: Psycholinguistics | MWF 10-10:50 | Dubravac

The focus will be on intensive study of problems and issues that do not fall under linguistics course headings. These may have an interdisciplinary emphasis, or they may concentrate on some special topics of current research. All topics will be subject to review by the director of the program. May be repeated under different subtitle to a maximum of six credits. Pre-req: LIN 221. Same as: MCL 598-002


LIN 519: Historical Linguistics | MWF 9-9:50 | Byrd                                                  

This course studies the historical development of language through time and space, examining the internal mechanisms and external influences involved in language change. Change will be examined at all levels: orthographic, phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and lexical. The course will also investigate a variety of topics related to the phenomenon of language change; language classification; comparative linguistics; the reconstruction of linguistic systems; the social context of language change. Through study of these issues, students will gain insights into historical language varieties and writing systems; relationships among the world's languages; and the origins of the sounds, words, and structures of the languages we speak today. Pre-req: LIN 221 and LIN 222. Same as ANT 519.


LIN 601: Qualitative Methods in Linguistics | TR 11-12:15 | Burkette                                                  

Linguistics stands at the intersection of social science, the natural sciences, and the humanities. As such, the investigation of linguistic phenomena requires a mixture of methods drawing on all of these epistemological traditions. This course is a companion to linguistics 611 and will provide an introduction to the full life cycle of conducting linguistics research with an emphasis on qualitative methodologies and the ways in which these methods interface with quantitative approaches.


LIN 617: Advanced Topics in Linguistics | TR 2-3:15 | Barrett

Advanced investigation into a designated topic in linguistic theory and typology. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits under different subtitles. Pre req: A course in a cognate field at the LIN 500 level of equivalent, or by discretion of DGS


LIN 748: Masters Thesis Research | TBD | McGowan

Half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Pre-req: All course work toward the degree must be completed