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The English Language
ENGL 389/LING 301
Spring 2013
TTH 2:00 – 3:15
SpeakEnglish?ReadEnglish?WriteEnglish?
Learnaboutthelanguageyouuseeveryday!
Everwonder…
 WhyEnglishspellingissodifficult?
 Whyyoucanalwaystellifsomeoneisn’tfromaroundhere?
 WhyEnglishishardtolearnasasecondlanguage?
 HowstudyingtheEnglishlanguagecanhelpusanalyzeliterature?
 Whatyouneedtoknowaboutthelanguagebeforeyouteachit?
CourseDescription
Thiscourseprovidesanintroductiontothefieldoflinguisticsthroughan
in‐depthexplorationofmanyfacetsoftheEnglishlanguage.Wewill
examinetheEnglishsoundsystem(phoneticsandphonology),word
structure(morphology),grammar(syntax),andmeaning(semantics)and
usage(pragmatics/discourse).WewillconsiderotheraspectsofEnglish
includingitsacquisitionbychildren,itshistoryasalanguage,anditssocial
functionsasalocalandgloballanguage.
Fulfills requirements for Social Science General Education,
General English Major, and
Secondary Education English Major