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November 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Spring 2018 | New Linguistics Courses: Studies in Forensics and World Englishes

The Linguistics Department announces two new courses offered in the Spring 2018 semester.

Sinae Lee

Sinae Lee

LING 3880 (Course #12968) – Special Topics – Forensic Linguistics

Description:  This course surveys the broad field of forensic linguistics. Topics include the language of police and suspects (e.g. the language of “consensual” searches, interrogations, confessions, advising of/requesting right to counsel); language crimes (e.g. solicitation, conspiracy, bribery, threats, perjury, plagiarism); and linguistics as evidence (e.g. identifying anonymous authors of documents associated with criminal activity, identifying anonymous voices).

Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Sinae Lee will lead the discussion-based course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Gordy 101.

Romy Ghanem

Romy Ghanem

LING 3880 (Course #12503) – Special Topics – World Englishes

Description:  With more than 1 billion speakers worldwide, English has become more than just a language but a social phenomenon that has permeated academic, social, and economic settings. This course discusses the concept of World Englishes from a linguistic and sociolinguistic point of view, including the various versions of English that currently exist around the world. Pedagogical views also area addressed in order to discuss the classroom issues that arise within the concept of English as a global language. Activities in this course include explorations of popular culture and social media materials in English as they appear in different regions in the world.

Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Romy Ghanem will teach this course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in The Living Learning Center 130.

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