Class meeting time
Janet Bradshaw M.C.D, CCC/L-SLP:
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
or by appointment
32 Hatcher Hall (basement)
This course is an introductory analysis of linguistic study.
Specifically, we will
follow language from its inherent beginnings, historically and anatomically.
We will study the principals
of language structure:
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
course will explore topics such as regional, social, and cultural variations in language.
The students will:
attain an understanding of language processes in an objective, analytical, and unbiased manner.
develop a working knowledge of the structure of the English language, including speech sounds,
sound patterns, morphemes, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
gain an understanding of the various functions of language.
demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomical and neurological bases of speech and language
production, as well as several neurological language disorders.
develop an unbiased view of different languages and cultures, various social and geographical
dialects, and bilingualism.
Yule, G. (2010).
The Study of Language
Cambridge University Press.
This course will heavily utilize Moodle provided by Louisiana State University Information
You can logon via your PAWS account.
If you are unfamiliar with Moodle or
experience any difficulty with use during the semester, I encourage you to check out ITS’s website, or
schedule a time to speak with me.
Moodle is new to the university and we will be learning it together, so
a little patience may be in order.
Occasionally additional readings will be provided on
as PDFs; these
readings will be assigned
throughout the course of the semester as possible fulfillment for in-class
participation, in-class discussion, extra point assignments, or quizzes.
The students will be notified in