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Li 301: Descriptive Linguistics

3 cr.

An introduction to phonology, morphology and syntax. Survey of current theoretical approaches.

Prerequisite: En 103.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:00–1:15AL201

Li 302: Historical-Comparative Linguistics

3 cr.

An introduction to historical and comparative linguistics; the applications of linguistics to language study.

Prerequisite: Li 301.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Li 303: Field Methods in Linguistics

3 cr.

The skills and techniques that enable a person to learn a language through independent study or to derive maximum benefit from language instruction; includes extensive practice with a language helper.

Prerequisite: Li 301.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Li 510: Language Learning

2 cr.

The task and resources of the language learner. Practical methods for getting the most from a language school experience, and ways to organize raw language data for efficient learning even in the absence of language instruction. Multiple approaches to language learning.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 511: Phonetics & Phonology

3 cr.

Phonetics: pronunciation of the sounds of world languages, with emphasis on natural and accurate production of the sounds. Phonology: how to discover the phonemes of a language (the sounds that can distinguish words) and their positional variants. Principles for using phonological information (1) to pronounce the language more accurately and (2) to devise a practical writing system for the language, if needed.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 512: Morphology & Syntax

2 cr.

Analyzing word-forms and grammatical constructions with regard to form (morphology and syntax), meaning (semantics) and use in context (pragmatics). Identification of form and meaning in data samples from many languages. Grammatical meanings. Major concepts of pragmatics, including inference from situational context, speech acts and information structuring.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 513: Field Methods & Literacy

2 cr.

Application of linguistic skills in a field situation: working with a native speaker so as to analyze and learn the language. Includes extensive practice. Also, making primers and teaching reading.

Prerequisites: Li 510, Li 511, Li 512.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 520: Bible Translation

3 cr.

Principles and methodology, practical approaches to specific Bible translation problems, history and current trends, and details of current theories about equivalence. Analysis of meaning, including components of meaning and multiple senses. Overview of steps and procedures in an actual Bible translation project. Six credits of Greek and six credits of Hebrew are strongly recommended.

Prerequisite: Li 513.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 521: Translation Technology

1 cr.

Guided experience working with Bible concordance programs, grammatical searches, orthography, type for specialized characters and word processing techniques to enhance translation efforts.

Prerequisite: Li 520.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Li 699: Translation Internship

2 cr.

On-site instruction and observation of a Bible translation project, under the leadership of an experienced translation consultant. Experiences will be arranged to give the student an overall view of translation projects.

Prerequisite: Li 521.

This course is not offered this academic year.