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EDU-512   Linguistics3 credits

Central concepts of linguistic theory are the focus of this course. It includes the theoretical areas of pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology; and the applied areas of language variation, first language acquisition, second language acquisition, and written language. Participants will acquire the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as an essential tool for disciplined examination of linguistic phenomena. Issues of sociolinguistics will be addressed as participants wrestle with the relationship between language, thought, culture, and the nature of the cognitive and brain systems that relate to language learning, language teaching, and language use.