Linguistics

Division: Language & Communication Studies
Linguistics investigates the science of language.  This includes, but is not limited to the study of syntax, phonetics and semantics.  Linguistics prepares students for successful careers in language teaching and other education positions both in the US and abroad. Linguistics also prepares individuals for careers in the computer industry, law, publishing and the media, advertising and government.

Contact Information

Language and Communication Studies Division Chair

Cynthia Johnson | (559) 730-3966 | cynthiaj@cos.edu
Kaweah: 251C | Visalia Campus

Dean of Language and Communication Studies/Educational Support Services

Angela Sanchez | (559) 737-5362 | angelasa@cos.edu 
Lodgepole: 126 | Visalia Campus 

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES


LING 111 Introduction to Language 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An introduction to the nature, structure, and acquisition of human language; the nature of linguistic diversity; the relationship between linguistic structure, language use and development. Language data considered will be drawn from languages common to California's Central Valley.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.