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2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 506E - Language Variation and Change

Credit Hours 3
Description: Introduction to usage-based perspective on the theory of language variation and change.  Interpretation of quantitative/qualitative research that correlates language change in various subfields (e.g., syntax, phonetics) with internal and external constraints.  Topics covered include grammaticalization, variable rule analysis, dialectal variation, colloquialisms, vernaculars, pidgins/creoles, and diachronic/synchronic variation.