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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Study of Language and Linguistics

english department

English Electives offered Fall 2017:

Cross Listed with: ENGL2122, SOCY3362

Satisfies core requirement for: Cultural Diversity.

This course provides an introduction to the study of language in its social context, including varieties of language associated with social class, ethnicity, locale, and age; bilingualism; pidgin and Creole languages; proposals about the relationship of language, thought, and culture; and the structure and role of discourse in different cultures. Sociolinguistic issues of contemporary interest, including language and gender, language planning, and language and public policy will be studied.

Margaret Thomas

LING3362 Language in Society (Fall:3.0)
Cross Listed with: ENGL2122, SOCY3362
Satisfies core requirement for: Cultural Diversity. 
This course provides an introduction to the study of language in its social context, including varieties of language associated with social class, ethnicity, locale, and age; bilingualism; pidgin and Creole languages; proposals about the relationship of language, thought, and culture; and the structure and role of discourse in different cultures. Sociolinguistic issues of contemporary interest, including language and gender, language planning, and language and public policy will be studied.
Margaret Thomas

Cross Listed with: ENGL3527

An introduction to the history and techniques of the scientific study of language in its structures and operations, including articulatory and acoustic phonology, morphological analysis, historical reconstruction, and syntactic models. This course provides an intensive introduction to the study of what languages are and how they operate. Exercises in the analysis of fragments from various languages supplement the theoretical lectures and readings.

M.J. Connolly

The Art and Craft of Literary Translation: A Seminar (Spring:3.0)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of a Classical, Germanic, Romance or Slavic language beyond the intermediate level

Cross Listed with: RLRL8899, ENGL6675, SLAV4061

Permission of instructor required for undergraduates and for languages beyond those in the course description.

Literary translation as an art. Discussion of the history and theory of literary translation in the West and in Russia, but mainly practice in translating poetry or artistic prose from Germanic, Romance, Slavic, or Classical Languages, into English. 

Conducted entirely in English as a workshop.

Maxim D. Shrayer