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Linguistics
 
Students studying linguistics at UL-Lafayette can select from a broad range of courses, including semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, and first- and second-language acquisition.UL’s nationally recognized Computer Science program, the Departments of Psychology, Modern Languages, and Communicative Disorders all offer courses that permit students to pursue a wide variety of interests and applications. The Lafayette area, with native speakers of Cajun French and varieties of Creole French, provides a rich source of data for students interested in dialectology, languages in contact, Creole studies, and other sociolinguistic phenomena.
 
Degrees Offered
 
The English department offers both an M.A. and Ph.D. concentration in Linguistics.
 
Along with English department requirements, M.A. students with a concentration in linguistics are required to take ENGL 506: Principles of Linguistics and at least two additional classes from the following list:
ENGL 405: History of the English Language
ENGL 413: Chaucer
ENGL 425: Semantics
ENGL 452: Language, Culture and Society
ENGL 455: Topics in Linguistics
ENGL 458: Investigating Text and Talk
ENGL 502: Old English Grammar and Readings
ENGL 503: Beowulf
ENGL 553: Seminar in Linguistics
ENGL 675: Special Topics in Literature and Communication

 
Along with English department requirements, Ph.D. students with a concentration in linguistics are required to take a series of courses specific to the concentration:
Both of the following:
ENGL 506: Principles of Linguistics
ENGL 553: Seminar in Linguistics
Four of the following:
ENGL 405: History of the English Language
ENGL 425: Semantics
ENGL 455: Topics in Linguistics (may be repeated with different topics)
ENGL 458: Investigating Text and Talk
Two of the following:
ENGL 502: Old English Grammar and Readings
ENGL 503: Beowulf
ENGL 553: Seminar in Linguistics
ENGL 563: Second Language Acquisition
ENGL 595: Special Project
ENGL 675: Special Topics in Literature and Communication
 
For more information about the program or application process, contact:

Dr. Claiborne Rice
Linguistics Concentration
P.O. Box 44691
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691
337-482-1327
crice@louisiana.edu
 
Faculty
 
Mark Honegger, Ph.D.
 
Claiborne Rice, Ph.D.
 
Michele Feist, Ph.D.
 
Sample Course Offerings
 
The following courses have been taught by various linguistic faculty members:
  • English 425 Semantics
  • English 452 Sociolinguistics
  • English 458 Text & Talk
  • English 455 Literary & Linguistic Computing, Pragmatics
  • English 506 Principles of Linguistics
  • English 553 Seminar in Linguistics
    • Cognitive Poetics
    • Orality and Literacy
    • Stylistics
 
Job Placement
 
Graduates majoring or minoring in the Linguistics concentration have found tenure track positions at private and public universities and colleges in Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Michigan, and Texas.
 
Alumni
 
A list of recently placed PhD students is available.
 

Document last revised Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:43 AM

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