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46 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
- SLST-S 111 Multilingualism and Society (3 cr.) Study of the many contexts in which individuals and communities regularly use two or more languages in the United States and around the world, with particular focus on different kinds of multilingualism, language change in multilingual contexts, and how multilingualism affects language use and identity.
- SLST-S 112 Multilingualism and the Brain (3 cr.) Explores the problem of fitting several languages into one mind and how the brain adapts to managing several languages. Examines a range of general cognitive issues linked to multilingualism, such as the need to suppress one language in the performance of another, and their effects on the speaker.
- SLST-S 150 Voices of America and Voices of the World (3 cr.) Studies the role of social factors in accent perception. Native and nonnative accents feed into social pecking orders, which cause listeners to evaluate speakers in various ways. This course addresses the nature of human accents in their cognitive and psychological dimensions: how social factors impact the learning of pronunciation, how accent affects social acceptance, and how interlocutors' reactions can be improved.
- SLST-S 204 Language and (In)Tolerance in the US (3 cr.) Explores the roles that perceptions of linguistic differences among groups and individuals play in intolerant behavior on the part of some segments of American society, and the corresponding roles that genuine understanding of these differences can play in promoting tolerance and guiding responses to intolerance. Credit given for only one of ANTH-L 204 or SLST-S 204
- SLST-S 213 Multilingual Brain and Behavior Research Experience (3 cr.) Provides an introduction to the scientific method for the study of language and training in language data analysis techniques. Introduces knowledge and skills transferable to careers in the social, cognitive, and behavioral sciences through work with data management tools and software used in quantitative linguistic research.
- SLST-S 301 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.) Introduces students to contemporary approaches to second language acquisition. Topics include models of second language acquisition, learner variables, the human capacity for language and its availability throughout the lifespan, developmental stages, and effects of instruction. Students will examine samples of learner language and analyze them on their own terms.
- SLST-S 302 The Successful Language Learner (3 cr.) Introduces students to the best practices for adult second language learners and to research on learner and learning variables underlying these practices.
- SLST-S 304 Language Revitalization (3 cr.) Half of the 6,000 languages spoken today are endangered. This course explores why languages are at risk and investigates how minority and indigenous languages can be revitalized. Case studies highlight practical solutions currently being used in diverse communities. Students choose a particular endangered language as their focus of study.
- SLST-S 305 Second Language Acquisition and Language Instruction (3 cr.) Examines impact of advances in psychology and sociology on the definition of best practices in adult second and foreign language instruction.
- SLST-S 306 Acquiring New Language Systems (3 cr.) Examines the learning challenges associated with the acquisition of new languages in the domains of sound systems, word formation, sentence structure, and sentence interpretation.