AA5361 - Principles of Language Survey
(SPRING) (3 graduate credits)
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the linguistic and sociolinguistic criteria that can be used to define language and dialect boundaries and to determine the extensibility of existing literature in multilingual situations. They will be able to explain the methods used in language surveys to discover ethnolinguistic identity, determine linguistic similarity, measure inherent intelligibility, assess bilingual proficiency, and describe language attitudes and patterns of language use. They will be able to assess the requirements of a survey and select the methods that are appropriate for the survey. They will be able to read and evaluate language survey reports and to develop the proposal and initial plan for a language survey.

Prerequisite: AA4350 Language and Society.