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Course Description

This course introduces students to the nature of language and the way in which language is acquired and used in society. It also addresses grammatical aspects of language such as syntax, semantics, and pragmatics and changes in language over time. Stages of language acquisition and bilingual development will also be discussed.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

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Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy, Tuition Refund Policy and all University Policies in the Catalog for more information.

Topics and Objectives

Communication and Language

  • Distinguish between the words communication and language.
  • Differentiate between linguistic competence and linguistic performance.
  • Describe how language changes over time.
  • Explain why English is used so widely as an international language.

Morphology and Syntax

  • Describe the ways new words are coined, and recognize words and their parts.
  • Define the words grammar and syntax.
  • Distinguish between phrases and clauses.
  • Identify different sentence types based on the clauses used to construct each type.

Semantics and Pragmatics

  • Differentiate among homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, and hyponyms.
  • Explain how innate biological factors and cultural factors can influence the interpretation of nonverbal communication.
  • Describe how context shapes meaning.
  • Restate the meaning of language shift and language attitude.

Sociolinguistics and Language Acquisition

  • Outline the stages of first-language acquisition.
  • Contrast the different forms of bilingualism.
  • Describe second-language acquisition.
  • Summarize our capacity to create language.

Sign Language and Speech

  • Compare and contrast how sign language is acquired by children who are deaf and hearing children.
  • Discuss speech acquisition in hearing children and children who are deaf.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 13, 2019 to Sep 16, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Sep 17, 2019 to Oct 21, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 26, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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