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Grand Valley State University    
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Jul 20, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Linguistics - Program Description

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  section in this catalog.


The applied linguistics minor is designed to provide systematic study of and principled approaches to issues in which language is implicated, including language teaching, language learning, and language use. Relying on foundational linguistic concepts and an understanding of the structural properties of language as elaborated in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, the minor engages issues and seeks resolution to language-related problems in the world. Courses in the minor consider such topics as learning and teaching of languages, social and regional language variation, literacy, language policy, language disorders, and language history, to name a few. The applied linguistics minor serves as an excellent disciplinary complement to such fields as African/African American studies, anthropology, classics, communications, computing and information systems, English, education, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and writing.

The following program is available:

Applied Linguistics Minor