|2004-2005 UAF Catalog|
College of Liberal Arts
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits
Linguistics is the study of language and covers a variety of subjects from theories of grammar and how we produce language to applications of linguistic knowledge in areas such as language teaching.
The M.A. degree in applied linguistics focuses on language teaching and materials development, and/or documentation of underdocumented languages. For students who intend to teach Alaska Native languages, English as a second language or foreign languages, it is designed to provide theoretical and practical foundations in second language acquisition and pedagogy, as well as grammatical explication. For students who intend to work in language documentation, it is designed to provide practical foundations in general linguistics, applications to Alaska Native languages, and techniques of fieldwork and documentation. Students are expected either to have or to develop proficiency in at least one language other than English, as demonstrated by a proficiency exam or a comparable measure determined by the student’s graduate committee.
* Or equivalent, e.g., ANL 452 or undergraduate core courses in