Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

LING 650 The Grammar of Words(GLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. This course explores the structure of words through a survey of the linguistics subfields of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Students will learn how to transcribe words using the International Phonetic Alphabet, describe systematic sound patterns, and analyze how words are composed from smaller units of sound and meaning. The course will provide students with an understanding of the semantic properties of words, how history has shaped the English lexicon (vocabulary) and orthography (spelling), and will also offer the opportunity to relate linguistic concepts to social, educational, and other applied issues.