Linguistic approaches to the history, structure, and use of African American English.
African American English is among the most maligned and misrepresented varieties of American English. Myths about its history, structure, and usage allow such misrepresentations to flourish. In this course, students will learn to separate fact from fiction by exploring linguistic theories about the origins and development of the variety, by applying linguistic techniques to the study of its rule-governed structure, and by considering the multiple ways in which the variety is used by members of the African American speech community, as well as members of the broader community of American Engish speakers, as a symbol of socio-cultural expression and representation.
two small comments on the syllabus only:
1. there should be a section of skill-based outcomes
2. there should be a section on accommodations
Added proponent's Statement of Academic Integrity from syllabus submitted for STC version of this course (LING 805, Fall 2017). -- DBM (3 May 2017)
Since there is another proposal for LING 742 to become LING 743 in Fall 2018, this proposal cannot move forward with the course also being changed in Fall 2017. Please contact Dr. Murray Mitchell to discuss how to proceed.
Please resubmit this proposal as soon as the first proposal for LING 742 is approved for the Bulletin. There should be plenty of time to get this course approved in time for the 2018-2019 Bulletin. Note that, as a new course, as soon as it is approved it can be scheduled - this should allow you to offer this new LING 742 in Spriing 2018. I'll check with Tena Crews to be sure what I just wrote is correct - and to alert her of this situation.
There is no longer an issue with reusing a a course number as we have decided to propose the course as LING 741--a number which has never been used.