Catalog Description: Psychology and language learning; analysis of the process of first and second language acquisition; introduction to research and theory of language acquisition, and its application to the teaching of English as a second language.

Catalog Description: Theory of language structure, primarily from the viewpoint of transformational generative grammar. 

In this course, students study the structure of words, phrases, and sentences—the morphology and syntax of language—with the goal of discovering some of the major principles human languages use to organize sequences of linguistic elements at levels above the morpheme.  

 As a science, morpho-syntax is primarily concerned with discovering and explaining universal principles of grammar.  However, knowledge of morphology and syntax is also useful for all literate practices,