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EDU 630 Linguistic Topics in Education (4195) (3 credits)

Through the lens of educational research, this introductory-level linguistics course will provide an overview of the broad field of linguistics and will look at recent research in discourse analysis. It will also explore particular contexts of discourse such as legal fields, family interactions, childhood settings, the workplace, etc. Special attention will be given to language classroom discourse, the area of applied linguistic research that investigates empirical linguistic data from classroom interaction. The course will focus on substantive issues addressed by the research and theoretical frameworks used to structure the inquiry. This will fulfill certification requirements for (1) secondary level Foreign Language Teachers and (2) secondary level English Teachers, and is recommended for Reading Teachers.