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Courses in Linguistics (LIN)

Lower Division

1. Introduction to Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the study of language; its nature, diversity, and structure. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Wrt | AH, SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

1Y. Introduction to Linguistics (4)

Web Virtual Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the study of language; its nature, diversity, and structure. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Wrt | AH or SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

5. Global English and Communication (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—2 hours. English as a global language and its uses in intercultural communication. Cultural, historical, and political dimensions of varieties of English spoken around the world. Experiential grounding in strategies for increasing interpretive and verbal communicative competence for a globalized world. (Same course as Communication 5.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, OL. WC.—W. (W.) Farrell, Ramanathan, Menard-Warwick

6. Language and Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Language as a social phenomenon. Topics include linguistic diversity, language policy, language and identity, language and social structure, speech communities and social networks, the effect of social factors on language variation, linguistic consequences of language contact. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS, WE.—W. Bayley, Ramanathan

15. Academic Oral Communication (3)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours. Structure of oral communication, critical thinking, and persuasion in classroom discourse in American English and in cross-cultural perspective. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, OL.—F, W, Su. (F, W, Su.) Takaoglu

20. Oral English for Undergraduate ESL Students (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Open to non-native speakers of English with priority enrollment to international teaching assistants with qualifying placement exam scores. Intensive practice in oral English for undergraduate ESL students. Students will learn to identify and modify features of their pronunciation which limit their ability to communicate clearly. Students will also learn and practice strategies for effective participation in academic tasks. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—W, S. (W, S.) 

24. English Structures and Strategies in Academic Writing (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 23. Open to students from language backgrounds other than English. Practice in academic writing designed to prepare undergraduate students from language backgrounds other than English for successful academic work. Development of academic writing, critical thinking, and reading skills. Development of clear, accurate language for presenting an effective argument.

25. English for International/ESL Graduate Students (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: admission by placement examination or consent of coordinator; open to international and ESL graduate students and limited status international undergraduates (Education Abroad Program participants). Multi-skills ESL course designed to help international/ESL students improve their English language skills for successful academic study. Emphasis on writing, speaking, listening, reading, and academic culture. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) Lane

26. Writing for International Graduate Students (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of course 25 if held for it, or consent of instructor. Admission limited to international graduate students. Focuses on writing needed for academic work, including summaries, critiques, research and grant proposals, memos, resumes, and research papers. Includes a review of grammar needed for writing and some focus on reading skills and American vocabulary and idioms. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.) 

27. Academic Writing for ESL Students (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writing skills necessary for upper division courses, including skills crucial to writing lab and project reports, summaries, critiques, abstracts, and responses to exam questions. Includes practice with the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary characteristic of academic writing. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.)

28. Reading in Scientific and Technical Subjects for ESL Students (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Instruction and practice in reading scientific and technical texts. Techniques for comprehending and analyzing grammatical and organizational patterns. Notetaking skills, summarizing, vocabulary enrichment. (P/NP grading only.)

96. Directed Group Study in English as a Second Language (1-5)

Variable—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study of topic in English as a Second Language (ESL). May be repeated for credit by consent of the ESL coordinator. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Upper Division

103A. Linguistic Analysis I: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to fundamental methods and concepts used in linguistic analysis, focusing on phonetic, phonological, and morphological phenomena. Emphasizes development of analytical skills and appreciation of structural regularities and differences among languages. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 139. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—F. (F.) Barreda, Zellou

103B. Linguistic Analysis II: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to fundamental methods and concepts used in linguistic analysis, focusing on morphological, syntactic, and semantic phenomena. Emphasizes development of analytical skills and appreciation of structural regularities and differences among languages. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 140. 103B GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—W. (W.) Aranovich, Farrell

105. Topics in Language and Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1 recommended; consent of instructor. Detailed examination of a major contemporary linguistic theory, a major contemporary issue or related set of issues in linguistics, or the structure of a particular language or language family. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) 

106. English Grammar (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or English 3 or University Writing Program 1 or consent of instructor. Survey of present-day English grammar as informed by contemporary linguistic theories. The major syntactic structures of English; their variation across dialects, styles, and registers; their development; and their usefulness in describing the conventions of English. (Same course as English 106 and University Writing Program 106.) GE credit: ArtHum | AH.

111. Introduction to Phonological Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 103A recommended. Contemporary phonological theory with emphasis on syllable structure, metrical structure, phonology-morphology interaction, and typological variation in these areas, from the perspective of optimality-theoretic approaches. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—W. (W.) Barreda, Zellou

112. Phonetics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1. Detailed examination of articulatory and acoustic phonetics. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) Barreda, Zellou

121. Morphology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 103A, 103B. Introduction to the analysis of word structure and the relation of word structure to the lexicon and other grammatical components. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—S. (S.) Aranovich

127. Text Processing and Corpus Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive problem solving. Prerequisite: course 1, course 5, course 6, or Anthropology 4. Investigation of the lexical organization of human languages through corpus linguistics. Application of principles of linguistic analysis, automatic text processing, and statistical research to solving problems of textual evaluation and classification, as well as information retrieval and extraction. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, QL.—S. (S.) Aranovich

131. Introduction to Syntactic Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 103B. Introduction to syntactic theory, primarily through the examination of a major theory of syntax, emphasizing theoretical reasoning, argumentation, and problems of theory building in syntax. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—F. (F.) Aranovich, Farrell

141. Semantics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 103B. The linguistic study of meanings of words and phrases. Meanings expressed by lexical items and derivational and inflectional morphology. Contribution of argument structure, quantification, and coordination to meaning. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH.—F. (F.) Ojeda

150. Languages of the World (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or Anthropology 4. Survey of the world's languages, their geographical distribution and classification, both genetic and typological. Illustrative descriptions of several major languages from different geographical areas; pidgins and creoles, lingua francas and other languages of widespread use. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 50. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Wrt | AH or SS, WC.—S. (S.) Hawkins

151. Historical Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 103A. Description and methods of the historical study of language, including the comparative method and internal reconstruction; sound change, morphological change, syntactic change, semantic change. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Hawkins, Farrell

152. Language Universals and Typology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 103B. Investigation into common features of all human languages and the classification of languages in terms of their structural features. Theories of universal grammar. Detailed discussion of non-Indo-European languages and comparison with English. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH.—S. (S.) Farrell, Hawkins

160. American Voices (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or Anthropology 4 or upper division standing recommended. Explores the forms of American English; traditional notions of regional dialects and increasingly important social dialects, reflecting age, class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The influence of language attitudes on perception of dialect speakers; dialect in media, education, and literature. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WE.—F, W. (F, W.) 

163. Language, Gender, and Society (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or Anthropology 4. Investigation of real and putative (stereotyped) gender-linked differences in language structure and usage, with a consideration of some social and psychological consequences of such differences. Focus is on English, but other languages are also discussed. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS, WE.—W. (W.) Timm, Menard-Warwick

165. Introduction to Applied Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Applications of linguistic principles and the analysis of language-related issues in the world. Exploration of a range of language-related problems including issues related to language learning and teaching to issues concerning language and gender, race, class and the media. GE credit: SocSci | SS, WE.—W. (W.) Ramanathan

166. The Spanish Language in the United States (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1 or Spanish 111N; and Spanish 23 or the equivalent. Linguistic features of the varieties of the Spanish language spoken throughout the United States; phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary. Focus on the relationship between United States Spanish and other world varieties of Spanish, within a historical framework. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS.—S. (S.) 

171. Introduction to Psycholinguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1; courses 103A, 103B recommended. Introduction to psychological issues relating to the implementation of language and linguistic structure during speech production and comprehension and to the implications of research in psychology and related fields for linguistic theory. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SS.—W. (W.) Corina

173. Language Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or consent of instructor; courses 103A, 103B. Theory and research on children's acquisition of their native language, including the sound system, grammatical systems, and basic semantic categories. (Same course as Education 173.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci | SS.—S. (S.) Uchikoshi

175. Biological Basis of Language (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or consent of instructor. Overview of issues in the field of neurolinguistics and techniques used to explore representation of language in the human brain. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) Corina

177. Computational Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or consent of instructor. Understanding the nature of language through computer modeling of linguistic abilities. Relationships between human cognition and computer representations of cognitive processing. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 7. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | SE or SS.—W. (W.) Ojeda

180. Second Language Learning and Teaching (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or equivalent. Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories of second language learning. Connections between theoretical perspectives and pedagogical practices in formal and informal second language settings, with focus on tutoring. Impact of sociocontextual factors (e.g., gender, ethnicity). Fieldwork requirement. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WE.—F. (F.) Menard-Warwick

182. Multilingualism (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Limited enrollment. Issues in multilingualism from a global perspective: e.g., multilingual communities; multilingualism and identity (gender, ethnicity, nationality); language ideologies and educational and sociopolitical policies surrounding multilingualism; acquisition of multilingualism; discursive practices of multilinguals. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC, WE.—S. (S.) Ramanathan, Timm

192. Internship in Linguistics (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; two written reports. Prerequisite: course 1 or the equivalent. Internship applying linguistic-related skills to a fieldwork project in areas such as media, law, or industry, in approved organizations or institutions. Maximum of 4 units applicable toward major. (P/NP grading only.)

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (1-5)

Independent study—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: open only to linguistics majors of senior standing who qualify for honors program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member approved by the Program Director, leading to a senior honors thesis. May be repeated for credit for up to 6 units. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

197T. Tutoring in Linguistics (1-4)

Discussion—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, consent of instructor, and consent of department chairperson. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the department's regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

200A. Foundations of Linguistics I (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Survey of fundamental issues raised by pre-generative linguistics in the twentieth century, with emphasis on issues crucial to applications of linguistics. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 203A.—F. (F.) 

200B. Foundations of Linguistics II (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Survey of fundamental issues raised by orthodox generative linguistics, with emphasis on issues crucial to applications of linguistics. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 203B.—W. (W.)

200C. Foundations of Linguistics III (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Survey of fundamental issues raised by contemporary linguistic theories lying outside the generative grammar orthodoxy, with emphasis on issues crucial to applications of linguistics.—S. (S.) 

205A. Topics in Linguistic Theory and Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced study of current problems in linguistic theory and methodology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.—F, W. (F, W.) 

205B. Topics in Linguistic Theory and Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced study of current problems in linguistic theory and methodology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.—F, W. (F, W.) 

205C. Topics in Linguistic Theory and Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced study of current problems in linguistic theory and methodology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.—F, W. (F, W.) 

205D. Topics in Linguistic Theory and Methods (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Advanced study of current problems in linguistic theory and methodology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.—F, W. (F, W.) 

211. Advanced Phonological Theory and Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 111. Critical examination of current phonological theories. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) Barreda, Zellou

212. Advanced Phonetics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 112. Advanced investigation of the physiological basis of speech articulation and acoustic phonetics. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.) Barreda, Zellou

231. Advanced Syntactic Theory and Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 131. Critical survey of contemporary theories of syntax. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) Aranovich

241. Advanced Semantic Theory and Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 141 or consent of instructor. Advanced critical exploration of contemporary theories of linguistic semantics. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.) Ojeda

251. Principles of Historical Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 151. Advanced analysis of the theory and methods of historical linguistics. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) 

252. Romance Linguistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 151. Examination of the development of the Romance languages from Proto-Romance to the modern era. Application and critical examination of methods of historical and comparative linguistics in particular areas of structural change in Romance. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) 

260. Variation in Speech Communities (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 281 or consent of instructor. Linguistic variability in time, space, and society. Theoretical issues related to social and linguistic constraints in variation; issues and methods in the quantitative analysis of variation. Speech community, quantitative analytic methods, and the scope of sociolinguistic competence.—W. (W.) Bayley

263. Discourse Analysis: Text in Context (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Introduction to and application of leading theoretical approaches to the analysis of discourse. Approaches to the analysis of (spoken and written) text in context, tools for analyzing different types of texts (narration, conversation, etc.). Theme/rheme, given/new, anaphora, discourse markers, and other lexical/grammatical features.—F. (F.) Menard-Warwick

264. Current Issues in Language and Gender (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper; project. Prerequisite: graduate standing; prior coursework in Linguistics, Gender Studies, or Cultural Studies is desirable; no expectation of bilingual proficiency. Exploration of the construction and performance of gender through language in cross-cultural perspective and in a variety of contexts: informal conversations, narratives, workplaces, schools, households, the mass media. Special topics may include: language acquisition; multilingualism; ecofeminism; queer theory. May be repeated for credit one time when topic differs. Offered in alternate years—F. (F.) Menard-Warwick, Timm

265. Language, Performance, and Power (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor. Exploration of the intersection between linguistic and social theories in the language-state relation and the performance of identity. Ideological sources of language differentiation; nation-building and linguistic difference. Political economic, sociolinguistic, and ethnographic approaches to understanding linguistic inequality. (Same course as Anthropology 265.) Offered in alternate years.—F. (F.) Shibamoto-Smith

275. Neurobiology of Language (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Survey of historical and modern conceptions of the neurobiology of language. Aphasia, functional neuroimaging, functional neuroanatomy of human language. Offered in alternate years.—F. (F.) Corina

280. Theories of Second Language Acquisition (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Covers theoretical perspectives that direct or have directed research in second language acquisition; explores the relationship between linguistics and language teaching and deals with the individual variables that influence second language learning.—F. (F.) Ramanathan

281. Research Methods in TESOL/SLD (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 280. Research methods in second language research; evaluation of research designs and methods of analyses, formulation of research questions and hypotheses and design of study with thought to various kinds of data.—W. (W.) Bayley

282. Individual and Social Aspects of Bilingualism (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Broad overview of bi- and multilingualism, with focus on theoretical and descriptive research; topics covered range from language processing in bilinguals to code-switching to language as political issue in multilingual states.—S. (S.) Bayley, Menard-Warwick, Ramanathan

283. Politics of Bi and Multilingual Literacies (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Anthropological, psycho-social, political, and educational perspectives on bi and multilingualism. Power, colonialism, "native/non-native" speakers, and varieties and the unequal distribution of social goods. Analysis of how competing factors keep peoples disenfranchised.—W. (W.) Ramanathan

289. Pedagogical Applications of Second Language Acquisition Theory (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 280. Pedagogical implications of various theories of second language acquisition, facilitation of language acquisition in classroom settings, and techniques for conducting classroom-based research in language learning.—S. (S.) 

297T. English as a Second Language Teaching/Tutoring (1-4)

Tutoring—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: course 300, 301, or 302 (may be taken concurrently). Teaching classes for ESL graduate students. Aiding the ESL undergraduate composition classes; tutoring foreign graduate student Teaching Assistants in pronunciation. Does not fulfill requirement toward the M.A. degree. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.) 

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Professional

300. Language Pedagogy (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Linguistics or consent of instructor; concurrent enrollment in course 297T recommended. Methods of teaching second languages to nonnative speakers, stressing particularly recent linguistic methodology and techniques, as related to teaching and tutoring in the UC Davis ESL program.—F. (F.) Menard-Warwick

301. Teaching Academic Literacy (4)

Seminar—3 hours; tutorial—14 hours; project; practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing; course 300 or consent of instructor. Methods of teaching advanced academic literacy in a second language, with a focus on ESL composition. Lesson development, teaching and tutoring in the UC Davis ESL program.—W. (W.) Ramanathan

302. Recent Research and Special Projects in TESOL (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 300 and 301. Review of recent research in second language acquisition and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Continued teaching and tutoring in the UC Davis ESL clinic. Each student also designs and reports on a classroom research project.

305. Second Language Literacy and Technology (4)

Lecture/discussion—1.5 hours; web electronic discussion—1.5 hours. Prerequisite: course 2, or equivalent coursework/experience in second language pedagogy; consent of instructor; graduate students only. Limited enrollment. Exploration of literacy theory and critical pedagogy in relation to new instructional and communication technologies. Practicum experience in teaching second language literacy; reflection on connections between theory and practice.—S. (S.) Menard-Warwick

310. Language Pedagogy for Teacher Educators (4)

Seminar—3 hours; tutorial; project; fieldwork. Prerequisite: admission to Ph.D. program in Linguistics or Foreign Languages, or permission of instructor; significant language teaching experience. Current issues in second language pedagogy, with a focus on communicative methodology, participatory curriculum design, academic literacy, and the social contexts of teaching. Emphasis on reflective teaching and action research. May be repeated up to 12 units for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Menard-Warwick, Ramanathan

391. Oral English for ESL Students (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: open only to non-native speakers of English with priority enrollment to international student teaching assistants; completion of any required ESL courses or consent of instructor. Course gives non-native English-speaking students, particularly international student teaching assistants, intensive work in oral English to increase fluency, accuracy, and use of appropriate discourse strategies in academic settings (e.g., seminar, discussion, laboratory). Course may be repeated for credit with consent of coordinator. (S/U grading only.)—W, S. (W, S.) 

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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