Courses for Fall 2021

Courses offered in Fall 2021

The following linguistics courses are offered in Fall 2021 in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics:

LIN 3041. Linguistics for Foreign Language Majors/Introduction to Linguistics I. This course examines what is language and introduces phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. (Dr. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe)

LIN 4201: Sounds of the World’s Languages. This course covers sounds and sound patterns in the world’s languages, focusing on sounds occurring both in majority and minority languages, with a special attention to those attested only in certain language families or used for special purposes. (Dr. Carolina González)

LIN 4623/LIN 4930: Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism. This course explores the relationship between language and cognition in individuals who speak and understand more than one language. It examines issues such as spoken language processing, written language processing, language acquisition and the bilingual brain. (Dr. Gretchen Sunderman)

RUS 4840: History of the Russian Literary Language. This course studies the development of the phonological and grammatical systems from the earliest records to the present. (Dr. Rob Romanchuk)

SPN 4700: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics. This course examines the origin, development and present-day variation of the Spanish language and provides an introduction to Spanish linguistics from a theoretical and empirical point of view. (Dr. Antje Muntendam)

SPN 4780: Spanish Phonetics. This course involves training in the production of acceptable speech sounds in Spanish and a knowledge of when to use those sounds (allophonic distribution). The class meets both in the classroom and in the language laboratory. The nonnative speaker can profit most from this course. (Dr. Lara Reglero)

Please note that there may be additional courses offered in other departments that count towards the Linguistics minor. If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator and Advisor for Linguistics Dr. Antje Muntendam (

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