This is a list of all second language acquisition courses. For more information, see Second Language Acquisition.

SLA:3302 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3 s.h.

Aspects of modern Chinese linguistics, such as Chinese phonology, syntax, pedagogical grammar, history of the language. Taught in English. Same as CHIN:3302, LING:3302.

SLA:3400 Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics3 s.h.

Production and transcription of sounds in human languages; physics of sound, computer analysis of speech sounds. Offered fall semesters. Same as LING:3005.

SLA:3401 Language Development3 s.h.

Introduction to first language acquisition, with focus on infancy through five years; sound discrimination abilities, word learning, babbling and speech production, acquisition of grammar; perspectives from psychology, audiology, linguistics, speech pathology. Prerequisites: PSY:2701 and (PSY:2812 with a minimum grade of C- or PSY:2810 with a minimum grade of C-) and (PSY:2401 with a minimum grade of C- or PSY:2601 with a minimum grade of C-). Same as PSY:3085.

SLA:4080 Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Introduction of research results obtained by generative second language acquisition framework and their implications for classroom teaching methods; current views of language architecture; focus on inflectional morphology and linguistic interfaces, which have been proposed to be severe bottlenecks for acquisition; research findings on acquisition of syntax, phonology, semantics, linguistic pragmatics; pedagogical implications of these findings. Prerequisites: LING:3010 and LING:3020. Same as LING:4080.

SLA:4300 Introduction to Spanish Syntax3 s.h.

Basic principles of generative syntax as applied to analysis of Spanish syntactic structure; extensive syntactic analysis. Prerequisites: SPAN:3100. Same as SPAN:4150.

SLA:4301 Introduction to Spanish Phonology3 s.h.

Sound patterns of Spanish; how various theoretical approaches solve basic problems in Spanish phonology; identification of linguistic universals, how they are manifested in the sound structure of Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN:3110. Same as SPAN:4100.

SLA:4401 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language3 s.h.

Observations of ESL and intensive English classes at the University; design and presentation of short lessons, text evaluation, demonstrations of innovative approaches of the last decade; materials. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: LING:3005 and LING:4040. Same as LING:4050.

SLA:5000 Teaching and Learning Languages3 s.h.

Readings in pedagogical theory and practice, second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's language teaching. Same as FREN:5000, GRMN:5001, SPAN:5000, WLLC:5000.

SLA:5010 Introduction to Syntax3 s.h.

Methods and argumentation for formal analysis of sentence structure through induction from language data of central concepts and relations; hypothesis testing, empirical bases of theoretical concepts. Corequisites: LING:5000. Same as LING:5010.

SLA:5020 Introduction to Phonology3 s.h.

Analysis of sound systems, focus on early generative phonological theory; extensive practice in analysis using data from a variety of languages; linguistic argumentation. Prerequisites: LING:3005. Same as LING:5020.

SLA:5401 First Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Child language from a crosslinguistic perspective. Prerequisites: LING:3005 and (LING:4040 or LING:5010). Same as LING:5030.

SLA:5441 Japanese as a Foreign Language: Practical Applications3 s.h.

Instructional methodology, curriculum, and material design; hands-on experience. Same as JPNS:5401.

SLA:5973 Grammar in Second Language Teaching/Learning3 s.h.

Grammar, second language acquisition, and teaching. Taught in English, projects in varied languages. Same as GRMN:3540.

SLA:6010 Syntactic Theory3 s.h.

Current syntactic theory examined through analysis of data sets, readings in recent research; emphasis on argument construction, statement of formal principles. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: LING:5010. Same as LING:6010.

SLA:6011 Phonological Theory3 s.h.

Post-SPE phonological theory, including autosegmental phonology, feature geometry, the syllable, optimality theory. Prerequisites: LING:5020. Same as LING:6020.

SLA:6300 Foreign Language Teaching Methods3 s.h.

Readings in pedagogical theory and practice and second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment, with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's own language teaching. Same as SPAN:6000.

SLA:6301 Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Theoretical linguistic approaches to monolingual, bilingual, and second language acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese; varied topics. Requirements: at least one course in linguistics (e.g., general introduction to linguistics). Same as SPAN:6150.

SLA:6302 Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics3 s.h.

Comparative study of phonology, morphology, or syntax of the main Romance languages as informed by linguistic theory; diachronic or synchronic perspective. Recommendations: additional graduate course work in linguistics. Same as LING:6190, SPAN:6190.

SLA:6303 Spanish Phonology3 s.h.

Modern approaches to synchronic phonology as applied to Spanish; focus on traditional descriptive problems, recent generative analyses. Requirements: phonology or linguistics course. Same as SPAN:6110.

SLA:6304 Spanish Syntax3 s.h.

Spanish syntactic constructions examined in framework of selected syntactic theory; emphasis on development of syntactic argumentation. Requirements: one course in syntax. Same as SPAN:6120.

SLA:6403 Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.

Topics in applied linguistics and language pedagogy related to Japanese language. Same as JPNS:6403.

SLA:6452 Generative Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Overview of current second-language acquisition research in the generative linguistic framework; focus on characterizing second language learners' linguistic competence and how it is constrained by principles of universal grammar. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: (LING:3010 or LING:5010) and (LING:3020 or LING:5020). Same as LING:6080.

SLA:6500 Issues in Foreign Language Education3 s.h.

Theoretical perspectives of pivotal research issues at the forefront of foreign language education; systems available to foreign language professionals for disseminating research. Same as EDTL:6480.

SLA:6501 Reading in a Second Language3 s.h.

Current theory, research, practice in second language reading field; role of textual features and the reader in reading comprehension. Same as EDTL:6484.

SLA:6502 Principles of Course Design for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.

Contemporary views of second language curriculum design; guidelines necessary for the creation of prototypical curriculum units to be transposed into classroom-ready forms; for individuals interested in foreign language materials development. Same as EDTL:6497.

SLA:6503 Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment3 s.h.

How to write language tests; discussion of fundamental issues in development of new tests or selection of existing tests. Same as EDTL:6400.

SLA:6504 Second Language Program Management3 s.h.

Preparation for supervising, administering foreign language programs at all levels; for precollegiate language teachers and graduate students. Same as EDTL:6402.

SLA:6506 Second Language Classroom Learning3 s.h.

Synthesis of empirical findings on children's and adults' learning of a second or foreign language; emphasis on theoretical underpinnings of approaches, methods, techniques in language teaching. Same as ASIA:6483, EDTL:6483.

SLA:6901 Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory3 s.h.

Theories regarding success and failure in acquisition of second or subsequent languages; research, issues. Same as ASIA:6901, FREN:6901, JPNS:6901, SPAN:6901.

SLA:6902 Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II3 s.h.

Continuation of SLA:6901. Prerequisites: SLA:6901. Same as ASIA:6903, SPAN:6902.

SLA:6920 Multimedia and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Foreign language multimedia in context of current second language acquisition theories and research; readings on interactivity, interface design, feedback, learner control; acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Requirements: foreign language teaching methodology course. Same as FREN:6920, GRMN:6920, SPAN:6920.

SLA:6950 Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Speaking3 s.h.

Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language speaking. Same as FREN:6950, SPAN:6950.

SLA:6965 Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing3 s.h.

Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language writing. Taught in English. Same as RHET:6965, SPAN:6965.

SLA:6970 Cultural Curriculum3 s.h.

Culture's role in foreign/second language teaching; definition, pedagogy, assessment, and materials that allow culture to be taught and learned. Same as EDTL:6409.

SLA:7020 Readings in Second Language Acquisitionarr.

SLA:7025 Special Projects in Second Language Acquisitionarr.

SLA:7030 Ph.D. Thesisarr.

SLA:7401 Advanced Syntactic Theory2-3 s.h.

Recent developments in syntax; comparison of theories, argumentation, and uses of data. Prerequisites: LING:6010. Same as LING:7010.

SLA:7402 Advanced Phonological Theory2-3 s.h.

Current issues. Prerequisites: LING:6020. Same as LING:7020.

SLA:7404 Seminar: Problems in Linguistics2-3 s.h.

Intensive study of theoretical and practical problems. Same as LING:7090.

SLA:7405 Teaching Chinese as a Second Language V3 s.h.

Qualitative and quantitative research design theories and techniques. Prerequisites: CHIN:7401 and PSQF:4143. Same as CHIN:7405.

SLA:7406 Teaching Chinese as a Second Language I3 s.h.

Research, theory on acquisition of Chinese as a non-native language. Same as CHIN:7401.

SLA:7804 Teaching Chinese as a Second Language IV3 s.h.

Overview of goals, concepts, principles, research, and issues in assessment and testing of Chinese as a second language. Same as CHIN:7404.