ISAL: Applied Linguistics

ISAL 520 or the equivalent is a prerequisite for all ISAL courses. May be taken concurrently with basic 500-level courses.

ISAL 511 - Applied Linguistics Credits 3

Introduction to theoretical and practical issues in applied linguistics, focusing on several important areas; e.g., bilingual education, lexicography, literacy, orthography design, social dialects and education and translation. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 520 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics Credits 3

Introduction to basic concepts in the scientific study of language, major areas of linguistic analysis, and several subareas of the field, including language in society. Material from English and a variety of other languages is used to provide a broad perspective. Notes: Prerequisite for graduate courses in Applied Linguistics for program majors. May be taken concurrently with other ISAL courses. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 521 - General Articulatory Phonetics Credits 3

The study of the articulation, classification, discrimination, production, and transcription of speech sounds. The focus is on a wide range of sounds found in the world's languages. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 522 - Phonetics and Phonology of English Credits 3

The study of the auditory discrimination, physical description, and systematic transcription of speech sounds, both standard and disordered, used in English and how these sounds are structured, organized and used. Some sounds from other languages are also included for comparison. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 523 - Introduction to Phonology Credits 3

Introduction to the systematic arrangements and rules by which languages organize and alter their speech sounds. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 or ISAL 521.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 525 - Introduction to Syntax Credits 3

Introduction to the patterns, regularities, and rule-governed alterations in grammar whereby words are organized into phrases, clauses, and sentences. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 529 - Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics Credits 3

Study of meaning systems in language and how meaning is conveyed in linguistic and social contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 535 - Introduction to Bible Translation Credits 3

An introduction to the principles and problems of cross-language and cross-cultural communication with special emphasis on translating the Bible into indigenous languages. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520, and ISAL 523 or ISAL 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 537 - Introduction to Literacy Credits 3

An overview of literacy in neoliterate societies, including motivation, local authorship, orthography design, reading methodology, strategies for literacy programs, and the relationship of literacy to social context. Notes: Does not count toward the concentration in literacy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 543 - Literacy in Social Context Credits 3

An exploration of vernacular and bilingual literacies within their social setting, including such factors as social environment, economy, and religion. Attention is given to the impact of social and linguistic factors on literacy program design, implementation, and management. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 544 - Literacy Methods and Materials Credits 3

Examination of different theories and methods used to teach literacy and to prepare primers and other reading materials in minority languages. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 546 - Reading and Literacy Theory Credits 3

A survey of both reading theory (cognitive and psycholinguistic) and literacy theory (vernacular, functional, and national), with emphasis given to the development of integrated literacy education programs. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 622 - Phonological Theory Credits 3

Special problems in phonological analysis from various languages. Includes abstract phonology. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 523.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 624 - Syntactic Theory Credits 3

Study of several current models of syntax with application to the analysis and description of various languages. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 626 - Approaches to Translation Credits 3

Study of the theory and practice of translation, including secular and sacred texts, prose and poetry. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 535.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 641 - Language Surveys Credits 3

Introduction to the principles and methods of collecting, quantifying, and interpreting data on linguistic similarity, intelligibility, language attitudes, bilingualism, and language change. Notes: A tape recorder will be needed. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 521, ISAL 646.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 643 - Lexicography Credits 3

Examination of the history, theory, and practice of dictionary making. Among the topics covered are lexical analysis; syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic information; definitions and citations; usage; users and uses of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries; and techniques and technology used in compiling and producing a dictionary. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 529.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 646 - Sociolinguistics Credits 3

Overview of the relationship between language and society. Topics covered include language and culture, language and social change, ethnicity, language contact, language policy, and ethnography of communication. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 648 - Discourse and Text Analysis Credits 3

Examination of language beyond the sentence level. Covers the analysis of oral and written secular and sacred texts within their social or literary contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 650 - Seminar in Linguistics and Biblical Exegesis Credits 3

In-depth application of a broad range of linguistic principles to the exegesis of biblical passages in the original languages. Specific topics may vary, depending on class interest. This is the capstone course for the M.A. Linguistics and Biblical Languages, and will assimilate the content of the various courses in the degree. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 529, ISAL 648; TTOT 705 or TTNT 503.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 652 - Field Methods in Second Language and Culture Learning Credits 3

Overview of language and culture learning theories and skills. Topics covered include working with a cross-cultural partner, language learning styles, cultural bias, language and culture data management skills and comparison of cultural bias with biblical principles. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 654 - Field Methods in Linguistics Credits 3

Extensive working with speakers of non-Indo-European languages, with special emphasis on collecting and analyzing language data leading to descriptions of phonology and syntax. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 523, ISAL 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: $100.

ISAL 655 - Practicum in Language and Culture Learning Credits 3

Applying the theory and practice of the LAMP method in a field situation in order to learn to speak another language in its cultural context. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: $100.

ISAL 656 - Practicum in Literacy Credits 3

Field experience within the broad area of literacy. Credit for course may be earned, in some field-based situations, by portfolio assessment. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 657 - Practicum in Applied Linguistics Credits 3

Field experience in various areas of applied linguistics, such as lexicography, orthography design and translation. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit for credit with a different topic. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 658 - Practicum in Linguistics Credits 3

Fieldwork in the analysis and description of language systems or language use, such as phonology, syntax, and sociolinguistics. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with a different focus. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 668 - Seminar in Applied Linguistics Credits 3

In-depth examination of some main areas of applied linguistics. Topics vary, depending on class interests. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 511.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 679 - Planning, Evaluation, and Research in Applied Linguistics Credits 3

In-depth treatment of program planning and evaluation, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative assessment instruments. Case studies of applied linguistic research will also be examined. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 511.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 683 - Topics in Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Translation Advising and Corpus Linguistics. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 684 - Topics in Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Translation Advising and Corpus Linguistics. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 685 - Topics in Applied Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Literacy and Economics Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries English as a World Language Computers and Language Acquisition. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 686 - Topics in Applied Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Literacy and Economics Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries English as a World Language Computers and Language Acquisition. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 690 - Independent Study Credits 1-3

Guidance in the development of a thesis or research paper. Students produce a preliminary thesis statement, proposal, outline, and working bibliography. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 695 - Research Seminar Credit 1

Guidance in the development of a thesis or research paper. Students produce a preliminary thesis statement, proposal, outline, and working bibliography. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be a Major in Applied Linguistics (ISAL); and Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 696 - Research Paper Credit 1

A paper based on classroom research, literature review, or the design of a syllabus or appropriate teaching materials. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 695.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 697 - Comprehensive Examination Credits 0

An examination covering the major knowledge areas of the field. Normally taken after all ISAL coursework has been completed. Students permitted to write a thesis will not be required to take a comprehensive examination. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be a Major in Linguistics/Biblical Language (ISLB) or a Major in Applied Linguistics (ISAL); and Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 699 - M.A. Thesis Credits 3

Research for and writing of an M.A. thesis. Students permitted to write a thesis will not be required to take a comprehensive examination. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISAL 695, and consent of M.A. committee.
Restrictions: Must be a Major in Applied Linguistics (ISAL); and Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 722 - Phonological Theory Credits 3

Special problems in phonological analysis from various languages. Includes abstract phonology. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 523.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 724 - Syntactic Theory Credits 3

Study of several current models of syntax with application to the analysis and description of various languages. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 726 - Approaches to Translation Credits 3

Study of the theory and practice of translation, including secular and sacred texts, prose and poetry. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 535.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 741 - Language Surveys Credits 3

Introduction to the principles and methods of collecting, quantifying, and interpreting data on linguistic similarity, intelligibility, language attitudes, bilingualism, and language change. Notes: A tape recorder will be needed. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 521, ISAL 646.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 746 - Sociolinguistics Credits 3

Overview of the relationship between language and society. Topics covered include language and culture, language and social change, ethnicity, language contact, language policy, and ethnography of communication. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 748 - Discourse and Text Analysis Credits 3

Examination of language beyond the sentence level. Covers the analysis of oral and written secular and sacred texts within their social or literary contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 752 - Field Methods in Second Language and Culture Learning Credits 3

Overview of language and culture learning theories and skills. Topics covered include working with a cross-cultural partner, language learning styles, cultural bias, language and culture data management skills and comparison of cultural bias with biblical principles. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISAL 799 - Research Continuous Registration Credits 0

Students who are not registered for any other courses and who need extra time are required to register for this course each semester to maintain their degree status. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be a Major in Applied Linguistics (ISAL); and Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: $100.

ISAL 868 - Seminar in Applied Linguistics Credits 3

In-depth examination of some main areas of applied linguistics. Topics vary, depending on class interests. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 511.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISAL 879 - Planning, Evaluation, and Research in Applied Linguistics Credits 3

In-depth treatment of program planning and evaluation, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative assessment instruments. Case studies of applied linguistic research will also be examined. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 511.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISAL 885 - Topics in Applied Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Literacy and Economics Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries English as a World Language Computers and Language Acquisition. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISAL 886 - Topics in Applied Linguistics Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Courses may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Literacy and Economics Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries English as a World Language Computers and Language Acquisition. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISAL 890 - Independent Study Credits 1-3

Individual work, directed reading, or special problems in applied linguistics. Such work must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISAL 520.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.