Applied Linguistics

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The Applied Linguistics Concentration provides students with the tools necessary to investigate language. Students confront the questions, theories, and methods of exploring language as a system. In addition to the theoretical nature of language study, students explore the real-life implications of language for literature, English as a Second Language (ESL), composition, language development, and the social dimensions of language and linguistics.

In addition to the English Major requirements and electives, Applied Linguistics students must choose 12 hours from the following list.
  • ENGL 3501 Modern English Grammar
  • ENGL 3511 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 3521 The American Language
  • ENGL 4501 History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4511 Language and Literature
  • ENGL 4521 Language and Society
  • ENGL 4522 Gender and Language
  • ENGL 4540-50 Special Topics in Language and Linguistics

Recent Course Offerings

The American LanguageIntro to LinguisticsHistory of the English Language
(Left to right: The American Language; Intro to Linguistics; History of the English Language)


See the Undergraduate Catalog - English (B.A.) for a complete list of all degree requirements.

Applied Linguistics Coordinator:
Dr. Rebecca Adams

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