107 Main Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Sanz-Sánchez, Coordinator

Professors [top]

Cheryl Gunter, Ph.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Elaine B. Jenks, Ph.D. (Communication Studies)
Garrett G. Molholt, Ph.D. (English)
Frederick R. Patton, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Andrea Varricchio, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)

Associate Professors

Maria José Cabrera, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Charles E. Grove, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Mareile A. Koenig, Ph.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Sara Lamb Kistler, Ph.D. (Early and Middle Grades Education)

Assistant Professors

Mahmoud Amer, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Jelena Colovic-Markovic, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
William Keith Corbitt, Ph.D. (Language and Cultures)
Sojumg Kim, Ph.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
María-Eirini Panagiotidou Ph.D. (English)
Innhwa Park, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Israel Sanz-Sánchez, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Ester Smidt, Ph.D. (Languages and Cultures)
Patricia Swasey Washington, Ph.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Program of Study [top]

Although West Chester presently offers no graduate degree in linguistics, students interested in developing a concentration in this area may elect courses from the following list or from additional related courses offered by the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, English, Languages and Cultures, and Philosophy. For additional information, consult the coordinator.

Course Descriptions [top]

Symbol: LIN

501 Introduction to Linguistics (3) Basic concepts of language description, classification, change, reconstruction, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.

503 Phonology and Morphology (3) Phonetics, phonemics, morphophonemics, and the morphological composition of words.

505 Transformational Grammar (3) Basic concepts of transformational theory and their application in teaching. PREREQ: ENG 575 or LIN 501.

512 Descriptive Linguistics (3) Analysis of the phonemic, morphological, and syntactic features of typologically divergent languages. Procedures for eliciting linguistically relevant data about a language from a native speaker. PREREQ: LIN 503.

523 Philosophy of Language (also PHI 523) (3) See PHI 523.

540 Sociolinguistics (3) The study of language in its social context: the ethnography of communication; language and society, social classes, ethnic groups, politics, sex, and education. PREREQ: LIN 501 or permission of instructor.

LAN 583 Second Language Acquisition (SLA) (3) Introduction to key issues in SLA research and theory. Analysis of SLA studies in connection to second language teaching. Design of original mini-study of second language learning. PREREQ: LIN 501.

590 Independent Study (1-3)