Applied Linguistics (LI)

LI 2000  Introduction to Language and Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Examines the nature of language, language systems, language in context, language acquisition, and the historical development of English. Topics include: the metalinguistic knowledge of the English morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics; how individuals learn and use their first language; how individuals acquire and use additional languages; language variation; ways in which language shapes and is shaped by society and individual identity; and language policy. Examines the historical development of the English language, situating present-day English within an historical framework. Emphasizes quantitative research design, analysis, and interpretation. In addition to examining numerous research studies, students undertake original data collection and analysis. Falls and Springs. (QRCO)

LI 3500  Research in Applied Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Provides an introduction to research design and methodology in applied linguistics. Participants examine the components of and numerous approaches to applied linguistics research; read and critically examine numerous research studies in applied linguistics, and design and carry out a research study of their own. Unscheduled.