LING-47X First Language Acquisition LIVE-STREAMED

This course covers typical first language acquisition in children. Major topics include phonology, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, pragmatics, as well as literacy development.  The course uses a social framework and real-life examples that connect the diverse topics into a comprehensive picture of language development. Application to fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are also developed through […]

LING-471 Semantics and Pragmatics

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interpret utterances in context. Students will study various models of semantics and pragmatics, and learn how to apply different approaches to the study of meaning in natural language. Prerequisite: LING 204 […]

LING-480 Internship in Field Linguistics

Designed to give students practical experience in field-based language work, including language documentation, description, and development. Students will work with a Tyndale faculty supervisor and a field mentor to develop their ability as field linguists by making a contribution to a language project. Requires a minimum of 240 hours in a field project. Available only […]

LIN-540 MALT Internship

The Internship is designed to give students extended practical experience in a language development program. Students will be assigned an advisor who is a faculty member at TWU and a mentor in the field location. These people will help the student to develop skills in field linguistics and/or biblical exegesis as the student contributes to […]

LING-582 OL Issues in Community Literacy – ONLINE VERSION

The issues in community literacy work that are covered in this course include various program issues such as introducing literacy in an oral community, motivation for literacy, capacity building and sustainability, training of personnel and evaluation of the program, and using participatory approaches in all aspects of the program. Offered online by request only. Prerequisite: […]

LING-588 OL Literacy Materials Development – ONLINE VERSION

This online course teaches students how to prepare basic pedagogical materials and early readers in languages that may not have a long written tradition. Special emphasis is given to teaching techniques for involving the local language community in the production of these materials. Offered online by request only. Prerequisite: LING-LIN 584 Principles of Literacy Note: […]

LING-584 OL Principles of Literacy – ONLINE VERSION

This online course covers principles involved in the introduction of literacy to ethno-linguistic minority groups. It includes orthography design, consideration of socio-historical issues, strategies for literacy programs, stimulation of local authorship, reading theory and instructional methodologies, and a literacy tutorial practicum. Under certain conditions a term paper may be substituted for the practicum. Prerequisites: LING […]

LING-685 Linguistic Academic Writing – ONLINE

Develops skills in academic writing for linguistics, including how to write articles, abstracts, theses, books, etc. Prerequisites: LING-LIN 680 Advanced Field Methods


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