Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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LING 200 - Introduction to Linguistics


A survey of the core areas of linguistic analysis-phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics-and of the major areas of study to which linguistic theory can be applied. The latter include psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, first and second language learning, history of languages, writing systems, and language universals. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101/ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply standard methods of linguistic analysis to data from a variety of languages.
  • Develop an awareness of linguistic perspectives on issues in first and second language acquisition, language variation, and language universals.
  • Solve problems by identifying common phonological, morphological, and syntactic patterns in a variety of languages.
  • Identify ways in which languages change, and recognize the naturalness of language change.
  • Identify fundamental concepts in the various areas of linguistic theory.
  • Explain in writing linguistic concepts, issues, and analyses.

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