ble506 | Graduate

Overview Of Linguistics

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This course is designed to introduce K–12 educators to the study of the nature, structure, development, and acquisition of language. Participants explore the integration of theory into practice, teaching methods, cultural implications of language, and first- and second-language acquisition. Particular emphasis is given to psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, communication, and assessment.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Language Development and Acquisition

    • Describe the components of morphology.

    • Classify syntaxes, semantics, and pragmatics.

    • Identify language acquisition theories.
    • Explain why linguists use a phonetic alphabet to represent sounds.

    • Define the terms phoneme and allophone.

    Bilingual Education: Teaching Methods

    • Analyze first- and second-language acquisition processes.

    • Identify instructional methods for teaching a second language.

    Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics

    • Identify stereotypes based on dialects and language variations.

    • Explain the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis in relation to bilingual learners.

    • Describe how language evolves.

    Bilingual Education: Planning and Assessing Instruction

    • Identify instructional standards in math, science, and social studies instruction for bilingual learners.

    • Apply effective instructional methods for teaching math, science, and social studies to bilingual learners.


    • All objectives apply.

    Nature of Human Language and Communication

    • Analyze the categories of nonverbal communication.
    • Define the four components of a phonological system.
    • Describe the difference between the meaning of communication and language.

    • Differentiate between linguistic competence and linguistic performance.

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