Mar 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 250 - Introduction to Language and Linguistic Science (3 credits)


This course is an introduction to the interrelated elements of the multi-level system we know of as Language. These different levels include: the production of speech sounds and their mental representations, the formation of those speech sounds into words that have meaning, the organization of those words into phrases and sentences, the construction of meaning based on those sentences, and the ways in which social factors interact with and cause variation at each of these levels of the language system. In this course, students use naturally occurring language data to scientifically analyze the rules underlying each of the different levels of the language system. This scientific study of the language system is referred to as Linguistics. F, S.