Aug 21, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in English Linguistics (LING)

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Advisor: Veronica Grondona, Ph.D.
612F Pray-Harrold

Linguistics is the scientific study of how languages are learned, processed, used and structured; it investigates why and how languages change, and what status they have in social life. Linguistics is important to social and cognitive psychology, native and foreign language teaching at all levels, artificial intelligence and computer science, communications, sociology and anthropology and historical accounts of human civilization. Linguists work in colleges and universities, in language instruction and educational planning, in the communications industries (including publishing), in translation services and in cross-cultural business and government agencies.

Program Requirements
Students must complete those parts of the LING 401 /LING 420 /LING 425  sequence that were not a part of their undergraduate work. Graduate credit may be given for these courses.

In addition, each candidate must complete a thesis (LING 692 ) or a comprehensive examination, including questions from general linguistics and specialized area(s) chosen by the candidate.

Course Requirements:

The M.A. in English Linguistics requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among restricted elective courses and elective courses as follows:

Elective Courses: 12 hours

Thesis plan students will take three of these hours in LING 692 - Thesis . Suggested areas include anthropology, composition and rhetoric, linguistics courses not taken above, literature (particularly the early periods), mathematics and computer science, psychology, reading,sociology, speech and hearing science and TESOL. With advisor’s approval.

Program Total: 30 hours

TESOL Program

Students interested in practical applications of English linguistics are also advised to consult the master of arts program in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) offered by the Department of World Languages.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: English Language and Literature

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

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