The following graduate Linguistics courses have been approved for the allied field requirement in the Technical Communication Graduate Certificate. Students in the TESOL Certificate program may count two courses in that program toward the Technical Communication Certificate. Consult the English Department for further information, such as relevant prerequisites for students without an English degree.
Note: The TESOL program changed directors in 1996. These course descriptions may change. For current descriptions, contact Dr. Madeleine Youmans, 890-6320, YoumansM@email.uah.edu
EHL 505 Survey of General Linguistics
This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of linguistics and the nature of human language. It provides students with the basic methods and procedures to perform analyses of the major components of language.
EHL 507 Studies in Advanced English Grammar
This course provides an understanding of the major components of language and of grammar; acquaints students with different types of grammars and their purposes; helps students gain skills for analyzing the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the English language; reviews traditional English grammar and introduces other approaches to analysis of English; provides an understanding of Standard American English (SAE), phonology, morphology, syntax, orthography, word formation processes, basic sentence types, and parts of speech classified by form classes, structure classes, and positional classes; and assists students in discovering how grammatical information can be given practical application in various situations.
EHL 508 History of the English Language
This course provides students with detailed understanding and major differences in the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and vocabulary components between the traditional major stages of the English language; assists students in gaining the necessary analytical tools to describe correspondences and contrasts between structures at each major historical stage; provides students with an appreciation of synchronic and diachronic approaches to the analysis of the English language; acquaints students with events, individuals, places, and dates relevant to changes in the language; and acquaints students with processes and loan sources which have contributed to our rich, contemporary vocabulary.
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