Courses Offered

LINGUIS 390 - Fundamentals of Linguistic Analysis (3 units; U/G)
Introduction to the systematic analysis of language. Principles and methods of describing phonological and syntactic processes. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P) or 400(P).
LINGUIS 400 - Introduction to English Linguistics (3 units; U/G)
Application of linguistic theory and techniques to modern English. Linguis/English 400 required of all English majors and minors in School of Education. Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of English 400. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
LINGUIS 406 - Advanced English Grammar (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of English 403 with emphasis on the analysis of complex sentences and discourse syntax. English 406 & Linguis 406 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 403(P).
LINGUIS 410 - Literacy, Grammar, and Methodologies in ESL Education (3 units; U/G)
Grammatical and other linguistic concepts relevant to ESL education; implications for teaching language, reading and composition. Topics include language acquisition and grammatical problems in language/dialect variation. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
LINGUIS 415 - First Language Acquisition (3 units; U/G)
Examination of research on what individuals know about their first language at different ages and the kinds of theories offered to explain these data. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 420 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3 units; U/G)
Principles and methods of describing and comparing the structure of two or more languages with emphasis on the implications of this comparison for language learning. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 430 - Language and Society (3 units; U/G)
The influence of society on language and of language on society. Language as social interaction, speech styles, social dialects; effects on language change. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
LINGUIS 432 - Urban Dialects (3 units; U/G)
Study of language variation in urban areas. Structure of black English vernacular and its relation to other dialects. Social and educational implications of dialect variation. Prereq: jr st & Lingus 100 or 350.
LINGUIS 440 - Psycholinguistics (3 units; U/G)
A survey of the history, goals, methods, and findings of psycholinguistics. Principal topics: phonetic perception, speech production, syntactic processing, linguistic memory, meaning, and language acquisition. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(R) or Psych 101(R); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 450 - General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum (3 units; U/G)
Study of linguistic phonetics, including articulatory physiology, acoustics, and speech perception. Practice in production and transcription of a wide variety of speech sounds. 3 hrs lec with practicum. Prereq: jr st.
LINGUIS 460 - Introduction to Phonology (3 units; U/G)
Basic properties of sounds, sound patterns, and sound processes of spoken language. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 464 - Introduction to Syntax (3 units; U/G)
Study of word and sentence formation in languages. Practice in analysis and argumentation using data from various languages. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 466 - Semantics (3 units; U/G)
The study of meaning in language; its role in grammatical description. Basic concepts used in semantic analysis and discussion of their place in grammatical theory. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 260(P) or 350(P) or Philos 211(P), or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 468 - Language in its Various Forms: (3 units; U/G)
Analysis and description of various language types. Topics may include language change, language development, dialectology, and language typology. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 470 - Historical/Comparative Linguistics (3 units; U/G)
The study of language change; introduction to internal reconstruction and the comparative method; generative approaches to historical change. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 474 - Language Typology and Language Universals (3 units; U/G)
Comparison of phonetic, syntactic, and lexical patterns of different languages, with emphasis on deriving statements about properties of all languages or of significant subclasses of languages. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 476 - Linguistic Theory (3 units; U/G)
Survey of twentieth century American linguistic theories from traditionalism through American structuralism to generative grammar, including discussion of some current issues. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 490 - Field Methods (3 units; U/G)
Work with a native speaker of a foreign language. Gathering and collation of data. Evaluation of possible phonemic and grammatical analyses. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
LINGUIS 520 - Advanced Second Language Acquisition: (3 units; U/G)
Readings, discussions, and analyses of current issues in second-language acquisition theory. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 420(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 550 - Phonetics II (3 units; U/G)
Auditory phonetics; issues in speech production and speech acoustics; quantitative study of speech sounds in linguistic contexts; independent experimental research on topic selected by student. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 450(370)(P) or cons instr.
LINGUIS 560 - Advanced Phonology (3 units; U/G)
Fundamental issues in generative phonology; emphasis on comparing alternative models of phonological description. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 460(P).
LINGUIS 564 - Advanced Syntax (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of Linguis 464, with greater emphasis on the evaluation and justification of competing solutions and competing models of grammar. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 464(P).
LINGUIS 565 - Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL (3 units; U/G)
Overview of the various approaches to teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adult/university-level learners. Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of English 565. Does not satisfy requirements in School of Educ. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.
LINGUIS 566 - Advanced Semantics (3 units; U/G)
Readings, discussion, and analysis of current issues in formal semantics for natural language. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 466(P) or equiv; or grad st.
LINGUIS 567 - Materials for ESL Instruction (3 units; U/G)
Designed for prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Focus on planning and designing courses to meet the needs of specific populations of language learners. English 567 & Linguis 567 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
LINGUIS 569 - Practicum in Adult/University TESOL (3 units; U/G)
A structured, supervised practicum in language teaching to students in the adult/university TESOL certificate program. English 569 & Linguis 569 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
LINGUIS 570 - Issues in Bilingualism (3 units; U/G)
Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints. Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
LINGUIS 590 - Morphology (3 units; U/G)
Introduction to morphology, which is the study of word formation in human language. Counts as repeat of Linguis 763. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 708 - Proseminar in Linguistics (3 units; G)
Presents a range of linguistic constructs, demonstrating through readings, problems, and exercises how these concepts can be used in the analysis of language. Linguis 708(701) & MALLT 708 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
LINGUIS 748 - Oral Language, Cognition, and Literacy (3 units; G)
Psychological and linguistic bases of speaking, reading, and writing in children and adults from diverse populations. The importance of language and cognition for literacy development. Ed Psych 748 & Linguis 748 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; college-level course in language acquisition or reading or child development or linguistics or cons instr.
LINGUIS 760 - Research Methods in Linguistics and ESL (3 units; G)
Introduction to basic research methodology in linguistics and ESL. English 760 & Linguis 760 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 763 - Morphology (3 units; G)
A graduate-level introduction to morphological theory. Prereq: grad st; Linguis 460(P) & 464(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 765 - Pragmatics (3 units; G)
Investigation of selected topics in the relationship between linguistic expressions and those who use them. Prereq: grad st; Linguis 466(P) or cons instr.
LINGUIS 769 - Topics in Linguistics: (3 units; G)
Advanced-level study of a topic relevant to linguistics; may be contemporary or historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 769 & Linguis 769 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another w/same topic. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 789 - Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners (1-6 units; G)
Field experience in teaching English as a second language to adult learners. Open only to grad students in Linguis specializing in ESL. Retakable to max 6 cr. English 789 & Linguis 789 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 567(P); cons instr.
LINGUIS 798 - Internship in Linguistics (1-3 units; G)
Application of advanced principles of linguistics in an internship experience in a business, organizational, educational, political, governmental or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on minimum 40 hrs in internship. Paper or project req'd. Prereq: grad st.
LINGUIS 799 - Independent Reading and Research for Master's Students (1-3 units; G)
Independent reading and/or research under the supervision of a Linguistics faculty member on a linguistics topic relating to the student's area of interest. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 801 - Seminar in Syntax and Semantics: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in the theory of syntax, including but not limited to, syntactic description, variation, and typology. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 802 - Seminar in Phonology and Phonetics: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in phonological theory, including, but not limited to, phonological description, variation, and typology. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 803 - Seminar in Language Acquisition: (3 units; G)
Theory of adult language acquisition, including, but not limited to, interpretation of learner errors, description of acquisition strategies, and analysis of learning sequences. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 804 - Seminar in Language Variation: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in social dialects, including, but not limited to, language variation, social markers, and the concept of a standard language. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 805 - Seminar in English Language: (3 units; G)
Advanced-level seminar addressing specific topics in English language, both contemporary and historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 805 & Linguis 805 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 400(P).
LINGUIS 806 - Seminar in Linguistics: (3 units; G)
Advanced-level seminar in which students do in-depth research on a particular area of linguistics through readings, class discussion, and writing a research paper. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 806 & Linguis 806 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for students who must meet minimum credit requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
LINGUIS 990 - Research in Linguistics (1-3 units; G)
Research and writing of the doctoral dissertation under the supervision of the major professor. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 999 - Independent Reading for Doctoral Students (1-3 units; G)
Individual work directed by a member of the graduate faculty; for doctoral students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr