APLX - Applied Linguistics

APLX 80 Introduction to Applied Linguistics

Introduces the field of applied linguistics, learning about language acquisition, use, and teaching in multilingual contexts from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Also, introduces research models that examine psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and/or educational aspects of multilingualism..

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Shigeko Okamoto, Eve Zyzik, Zsuzsanna Abrams, Bryan Donaldson, Mark Amengual

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Fall

APLX 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

APLX 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

APLX 101 Second-Language Acquisition

Introduces the field of second-language acquisition. Topics include contexts of acquisition, the impact of individual differences, and basic methods of data collection and analysis.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Eve Zyzik, Zsuzsanna Abrams, Bryan Donaldson, Mark Amengual, Donald Miller

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80 or LING 50.

Quarter offered

Winter

APLX 102 Bilingualism

An overview of bilingualism. Focuses on bilingualism as an individual phenomenon (i.e., how two languages develop and are represented in the minds of individual speakers), and as a social one (i.e., how do bilinguals interact in a community and how does this context of language contact shape their linguistic identity).

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Eve Zyzik, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80 or LING 50.

APLX 103 Second Language Speech

Examines themes related to the acquisition of L2 phonetics and phonology, including theories and models of L2 speech learning; phonetics and phonology in L2 acquisition; as well as the training effects on L2 pronunciation.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80 or LING 50.

APLX 112 Language and Gender

Examines the relationship between language and gender. Topics include: gender differences in speech; linguistic gender norms and stereotypes; gender and the construction of identity in discourse; sexuality and language; sexism in language; social, educational, and political implications. (Formerly Languages 112.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Shigeko Okamoto

Quarter offered

Spring

APLX 113 Inter-Cultural Communication

Examines intercultural communication and miscommunication between individuals and speech communities, both within North American and global contexts. Through discourse and analytic approaches, students explore cultural stereotypes and interactional expectations, among other issues, that influence the outcome of intercultural communication. (Formerly Languages 113, Cross-Cultural Communication and Miscommunication.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Zsuzsanna Abrams

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

General Education Code

CC

APLX 115 Language and Power

Examines the relationship between language and power. Explores the ways in which national languages, regional and social dialects, and specific phonological morpho-syntactic, or lexical features come to be associated with particular social meanings and contribute to creating social inequality.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Shigeko Okamoto, Zsuzsanna Abrams

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

APLX 116 Discourse Analysis: Language Use and Context

Familiarizes students with the methods and theoretical assumptions behind discourse analytic approaches to the study of language. Examines language used in specific contexts. Topics include: genres, registers; discourse organization; discourse grammar; interaction; conversation; pragmatics; and social practice.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Bryan Donaldson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 50 or by consent of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Fall

APLX 122 Linguistic Diversity & Social Justice

Explores the relationship between linguistic diversity and social justice: the celebration of multilingualism on the one hand and the negative experiences of people who speak "minority" languages in "dominant" cultural contexts on the other.

Credits

5

Instructor

Zsuzsanna Abrams

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80; enrollment restricted to applied linguistics and multiculturalism, language studies, and linguistics majors.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

APLX 135 Second Language Teaching

Introduces the theories of second-language acquisition and their connection to second-language teaching. Students develop cutting-edge teaching and testing materials, and engage with current scholarship on language instruction. Prerequisite(s): at least one year of college-level study of a foreign language, or its equivalent. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors, and by permission of instructor. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 235.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eve Zyzik, Zsuzsanna Abrams, Donald Miller

Quarter offered

Spring

APLX 136 Second Language Assessment

Introduces the fundamentals of second-language testing by presenting theories, key concepts, and practical applications in language assessment. Throughout the course, students develop their own assessment portfolios, creating materials they can use in their post-BA career.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 135 or by permission of the instructor..

APLX 190 Research Seminar in Applied Linguistics

Prepares students to conduct research in applied linguistics. Students evaluate published studies that represent both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shigeko Okamoto, Eve Zyzik, Zsuzsanna Abrams, Bryan Donaldson, Mark Amengual

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): APLX 80 and APLX 101; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

APLX 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

APLX 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

APLX 235 Second Language Teaching

Helps novice instructors learn about the theory and practice of language teaching and learning. Focuses on current methods used in communicatively oriented classrooms. Topics include: listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and testing/assessment. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 135. (Formerly Language Studies 201.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Eve Zyzik, Zsuzsanna Abrams

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring