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Linguistics (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate program provides basic training to graduate students of various disciplines or students already with a B.A. degree who want to develop an understanding of how language is structured, acquired and used and/or whose career development would benefit from some background in linguistics. Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

Students must complete a minimum of twelve graduate-level credits, including at least one 7000-level LIN course. The plan of work is developed in consultation with the Linguistics program advisor. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No transfer credit will be accepted.

Required courses
LIN 5700Introduction to Linguistic Theory3
LIN 5290Phonology 13
or LIN 5300 Syntax
Elective courses
Select a minimum of two courses from the list below (one course must be 7000 or above):6
Languages of Asia
Spanish Phonetics
Arabic Sociolinguistics
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
Structure of Arabic
Grammar of Chinese
Language and Societies
Child Language Acquisition
Philosophy of Language
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Culture, Language and Cognition
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
History of Arabic
Topics in Language ( Topics such as: pragmatics, historical linguistics, history of English, language and cognition, language and gender, language and variation, language and evolution. )
Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics
History of the Spanish Language
Advanced Studies in Linguistic Structure (Current issues in linguistic theory, including but not limited to topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics. )
Advanced Studies in Language Use (Current problems in language use, including issues in language variation, pidgins and creoles, first language acquisition, language disorders, language perception and production, and linguistic stylistics. )
Total Credits12

If both LIN 5290 and LIN 5300 are chosen, then one course will apply toward the elective requirements.

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