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Certificate in Applied Linguistics
The Certificate in Applied Linguistics is designed to provide the student with foundational education necessary to learn minority languages and to develop written material in and about those languages. The program deals with principles basic to all languages and cultures around the world preparing the graduate to learn and work in any language even though it may be unwritten and undescribed.
A graduate of a Certificate in Applied Linguistics will have the basic preparation to do language-related work in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment. Students who complete the Certificate should:
  • Have an awareness of linguistics and cultural complexity
  • Have analytical skills for both linguistics and culture
  • Have skills to learn a second language
Completing the Certificate may provide entrance to these careers and fields of service:
  • Translation
  • Teaching in a mother-tongue context
  • Cross-language and cross-cultural work in a business or non-profit setting
  • Minority language literacy and language development
  • Language research and documentation

General Core Requirements:Sem Hours
AL4302 Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics3
AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis3
AL4410 Principles of Grammatical Analysis4
AA4350 Language & Society3
AA4370 Cultural Anthropology3
AA4505 Second Language and Cultural Acquisition5

AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis4
AL5207 Field Data Management2

Total Certificate Hours27

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