Undergraduate Catalogue: Linguistics Course Descriptions

The following outlines of course content are correct at the time of writing, although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be subject to change.

1. All courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.

2. Normally, a course will not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.

LNG101: Introduction to the World’s Languages

The cultural, political, historical and social roles played by the world’s languages. Both the written and spoken forms of language will be examined.

LNG102: Introduction to Linguistics

A general introduction to the nature of language, the structure and processes of change, contrasts and relationships, language universals and its overall relation to culture.

LNG103: Introduction to Language Acquisition

An introduction to the acquisition of first and second languages, exploring how various semantic, syntactic, phonological and pragmatic aspects of language are developed. Also examined will be the social and cultural factors on the individual.

LNG201: Phonetics and Phonology

Examining the phonology of American English. Phonemic, articulatory phonetic and distinctive feature analyses will be used.

LNG202: Introduction to Syntax and Semantics

A general introduction to the morphology and syntax of American English, using structural, transformational and recent models. The study of meaning in language will also be explored.

LNG301: Psychology of Language

Study of the various psychological theories concerning how language is structured, developed and used.

LNG302: Mathematical Linguistics

An examination of a variety of mathematical tools used in linguistics, such as formal semantics, grammar formations, computational linguistics, etc.

LNG303: Experiments on Language

Explores various means and methods of interpreting language in different situational contexts, through the use of linguistic experiments and practical application.

LNG304: Language Use and Gender Relations

This course examines how language is socially constructed according to gender. Examines how language defines and shapes the relations between males and females.

LNG305: Language and Culture

An examination of how language is shaped by, and influences, the culture out of which it develops. Also explores how cultural developments continually change and modify language.

LNG306: Language, Mind, and Brain

An exploration of the neurological roots of language development, and the role the mind and the brain play in language capacity and capability.

LNG307: Structure of the Cambodian Language

An examination of the grammatical nature of the Cambodian language, focusing on structure and its development over time.

LNG401: Phonology

The study of phonology, using articulatory phonetic, phonemic, and distinctive feature analyses.

LNG402: Syntax

A study of syntax using structural, transformational and recent models.

LNG403: Morphology

The internal construction system of words will be studied, including grammatical inflection processes, how new words are formed from existing words, and the marking categories of person, tense and cases.

LNG404: Phonetics

The various aspects of speech will be studied. Acoustic properties, articulation and the formation of syllables, words and sentences will be explored.

LNG405: Semantics

How meaning is interpreted in language will be examined, exploring how language structures independent of their tradition conditions of use.

LNG406: Language and Cognition

The differences between ‘willing’ or ‘feeling’ a concept, and the process of ‘knowing’ a concept, will explored, stressing how language interprets and articulates these differences.

LNG407: Semiotics and Language

Examining how and why specific signs pertain to language use, including the study of structure, behavior and signs.

LNG408: Applied Linguistics

Exploring how language related problems in diverse scholastic, familial and community situations can benefit from the results of linguistic research.

LNG409: Sociolinguistics

Examining how the particular social relationships that exist between individuals usually involve specific linguistic features. The sociological aspects and linguistic categories will be studied.




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