May 20, 2018  
College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 400 - Field Methods in Linguistics

The vast majority of the world’s languages cannot be learned from textbooks or programmed tapes. They have never even been recorded. In this course, which is required for all linguistics majors, students meet with one or more bilingual speakers of a language unknown to them, and attempt by means of elicitation and analysis of texts to understand its structure. Spring semester. Prerequisite(s):  LING 104  - Sounds of Language, and LING 300  - Linguistic Analysis. (6 Credits)