2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Nov 25, 2020  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistic Studies, MA


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Director

Jaklin Kornfilt,
340 H.B. Crouse,
315-443-2175.

Faculty

Tej K. Bhatia, Amanda Brown, Richard W. Buttny, Kevan Edwards, Mary Louise Edwards, Gerald R. Greenberg, Diane Grimes, Jaklin Kornfilt, Elizabeth D. Liddy, Amy Lutz, Thomas McKay, Linda Milosky, Amardo Rodriguez, Robert A. Rubinstein, Robert Van Gulick, Susan S. Wadley, Bei Yu

This program provides the student with intensive and advanced education in linguistics and language-related study. The student works with the concentration advisor in one of six concentration areas:

  1. Information Representation and Retrieval;
  2. Language Acquisition;
  3. Language, Culture, and Society;
  4. Linguistic Theory;
  5. Logic and Language; and
  6. Teaching languages (English Language Teaching/Foreign Language Teaching)

Program Requirements


The M.A. degree requires 30 credits of graduate coursework. 12 credits come from the following Core courses: LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis , LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis , LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , LIN 571 - Topics in Sociolinguistics . The remaining 18 credits come from one of the six concentration areas with the approval of the advisor for that concentration area. All four Core courses and all required courses within a student’s concentration area must be completed with a grade of B or better; all other courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better. A thesis may be substituted for 6 credits of course work subject to the approval of the concentration advisor. All students must successfully complete three comprehensive examinations; one in Syntax, one in Phonology, and one in Sociolinguistics. All students must also either successfully complete a comprehensive examination in their concentration area, or successfully write and defend a thesis in their concentration area.

The student works with the concentration advisor in one of six concentration areas:

1. Information Representation and Retrieval:


Concentration Advisor
Bei Yu
Assistant Professor
Office: 320 Hinds Hall
Tel: 315-443-3614
Email: byu@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , and CSD 616 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics  must be taken before CSD 638 - Clinical Phonology  or CSD643 (Phonological Disability).

Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)


2. Language Acquisition:


Concentration Advisor
Mary Louise Edwards
Professor
Office: 621 Skytop Suite 1200
Tel: 315-443-9645
Email: mledward@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , and CSD 616 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics  must be taken before CSD 638 - Clinical Phonology  or CSD 643 (Phonological Disability).

2. Concentration Area Required Courses (12 Credits)


Note:

* A course in phonetics or permission of the instructor is required prior to taking these courses.

3. Language, Culture, and Society:


Concentration Advisor
Susan Wadley
Professor
Office: 209 Maxwell Hall
Tel: 315-443-1011
Email: sswadley@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , and CSD 616 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics  must be taken before CSD 638 - Clinical Phonology  or CSD 643 (Phonological Disability).

2. Concentration Area Required Courses (3 Credits)


Concentration Area Elective Courses (9 Credits)


Select 3 courses from the list in consultation with the concentration advisor.

“Structure of Modern Language or History of Language” Course


An advanced “Structure of Modern Language or History of Language” course, or an area studies course, may be taken with approval of the concentration advisor and the Program.

4. Linguistic Theory:


Concentration Advisor
Jaklin Kornfilt
Professor
Office: 305 HBC
Tel: 315-443-5375
Email: kornfilt@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , and CSD 616 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics  must be taken before CSD 638 - Clinical Phonology  or CSD 643 (Phonological Disability).

Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)


Select 2 courses from the list below in consultation with your advisor.

Note:

*Given that LIN 741  is offered in the Fall, LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken in the Spring semester.

*LIN 741  is a required course in this concentration (unless it is not offered in the student’s second year).

Concentration Area Elective Courses (9 Credits)


Select three appropriate courses from the list below in consultation with your concentration advisor.

5. Logic and Language


Concentration Advisor
Thomas McKay
Professor
Office: 541 Hall of Languages
Tel: 315-443-2536
Email: tjmckay@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , and CSD 616 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics  must be taken before CSD 638 - Clinical Phonology  or CSD 643 (Phonological Disability).

2. Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)


Required:

Formal Languages. Choose one of the following:

Concentration Area Elective Courses (6-12 Credits)


a. Additional Courses from list 2 (Formal Languages)

b. Any concentration-advisor-approved graduate linguistic (LIN) course

c. Any concentration-advisor-approved philosophy (PHI) course numbered 700 or above

6. Teaching languages (English Language Teaching/Foreign Language Teaching):


Concentration Advisor
Amanda Brown
Associate Professor
Office: 323C HBC
Tel: 315-443-2244
Email: abrown08@syr.edu

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites, e.g., LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 741 - Advanced Syntax , LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis  must be taken before LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis  or LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis , LIN 621 - Introduction to Methodology of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching  must be taken before LIN 622 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching .

A. Select 2 of the following courses in consultation with the concentration advisor:


B. Select 2 of the following courses in consultation with the concentration advisor:


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