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LC and LINGUISTICS COURSES

LC and LING Courses for FALL 2014

In addition to language-specific course offerings, the school offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels which are not specific to a particular language. These courses, with the LC or LING designator, cover more than one language or the content varies from language to language in different semesters.

LC 201 ITALIAN FOR COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION - Fully online
Overview of Italian language and etiquette used in situations related to various sectors of commerce, such as business, economy, advertising and the workplace in general. This will include spoken language and commercial correspondence. The course will also provide for a broad cultural introduction to the general structure of Italian commerce and major Italian companies.  Pre-rerequisite:  ITAL 102 or ITAL 105.

LC 239 ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS IN TRANSLATION
Cross listed with ITAL 393/CMPL 230/ENGL 393
The course will focus on Italian women writers from the 20th and 21st century and will pay particular attention to political and social developments in Italy in the past century. We will study  women and modernity, women under fascism, the feminist movement in Milan, and the recent works by the first generation of Afro-Italian authors.  Instructions and readings in English.  No Italian required. For more informatio, please contact Prof. Elena Coda.

LC 261  INTRODUCTION TO THE LINGUISTIC STUDY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
This course offers a broad overview of language and the psychological and social phenomena associated with its use. Linguistics is the scientific study of language systems and language use in form, meaning, and context. In this course, we will examine language structures, such as Phonetics and Phonology (sound systems), Morphology (word formation), and Syntax (combinatory properties). In addition, we will discuss cognitive/neurological issues such as language in the brain, animal communication, and language acquisition. Lastly, this course will approach societal issues, including Pragmatics (language in context), language/dialectal variation and language change. As a whole, this course seeks to establish what language is and how it is used in human interaction. Instructor: TBA

LC 361 SOUND AND FORM IN LANGUAGE   
Examination of the nature of sound systems (phonology) and form systems (morphology) of language, as well as techniques of phonological and morphological analysis, using material from various languages. Central focus on phonetic and phonological structure, and on inflectional and derivational morphology.

LC 371 PHONETICS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES  
Introduction to articulatory phonetics for students of foreign languages. Mechanisms of production of speech sounds. Production and discrimination of sounds of other languages; contrast with English sounds; practice in pronunciation and phonetic transcription. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

LC 519 TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN COLLEGE

LC 561/LING 500 INTRODUCTION TO THE LINGUISTIC ANALYSYS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

LC/ANTH/COM/ENGL/LING 565 SOCIOLINGUISTICS

LC/GER/JPNS 575/FR/SPAN 596 THEORIES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

LC/FR/GER/SPAN 630/CMPL 650  BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERARY CRITICISM

LC 639/CMPL 650/ENGL 696 THE BAKHTIN SEMINAR

LC/FR/GER/JPNS/SPAN 679/LING 689 NETWORKS AND LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS

LC/FR/GER/JPNS/SPAN 679/LING 689 DISCOURSE & DISCOURSE MARKERS