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TSL 6254: Applied Linguistics and Grammar for Educators

Course Description for Applied Linguistics and Grammar for Educators

TSL6254: Applied Linguistics and Grammar for Educators

Description: This course examines elements of English grammar, concentrating on parts of speech and sentence structure. A descriptive rather than a prescriptive approach is taken. The focus is on understanding modern Standard English usage. In addition, attention is paid to the major concepts in linguistics that relate to how languages work and how they can be described. Students gain knowledge of the various components that make up the system of any language, but investigate the English language in depth. Topics covered include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. These concepts and concerns are studied with an eye toward their practical application to teaching students who are English language learners.