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Second Language Acquisition

Directors

  • Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro (Spanish and Portuguese), Roumyana Slabakova (Linguistics)

Affiliated faculty

  • Stephen M. Alessi (Psychological and Quantitative Foundations), Jill N. Beckman (Linguistics), William D. Davies (Linguistics), Sarah Fagan (German), Elena Gavruseva (Linguistics), Richard Hurtig (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chuanren Ke (Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures), Paula Kempchinsky (Spanish and Portuguese), Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro (Spanish and Portuguese), Kristine Fitch Muñoz (Communication Studies), Sue K. Otto (Spanish and Portuguese), Lia Plakans (Teaching and Learning), Leslie Schrier (Teaching and Learning), Kathy L. Schuh (Psychological and Quantitative Foundations), Carol Severino (Rhetoric), Christine Shea (Spanish and Portuguese), Helen Shen (Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures), Roumyana Slabakova (Linguistics), Bruce H. Spencer (German), Pam Wesely (Teaching and Learning)
Graduate degree: Ph.D. in second language acquisition
Web site: http://international.uiowa.edu/flare

Second language acquisition (SLA) is a multidisciplinary field whose goal is to understand the processes that underlie non-native language learning. The Second Language Acquisition Program draws from varied academic disciplines, among them linguistics, psychology, psycholinguistics, sociology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and education.

Graduate Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy in second language acquisition

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in second language acquisition requires 72 s.h., including a maximum of 33 s.h. earned in work toward a master's degree. The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on languages other than English. Students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. must hold a master's degree in an appropriate field (e.g., linguistics, foreign language education, English as a second language) or have equivalent academic experience. Students begin the program in the fall.

Doctoral students may specialize in one of three areas: linguistics, language program direction, or technology. They may pursue their interdisciplinary interests in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Departments of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Communication Sciences and Disorders, French and Italian, German, Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Spanish and Portuguese, and the College of Education Departments of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, and Teaching and Learning.

The program is divided into foundation courses (13 courses, or 39 s.h.); specialization courses (5 courses, or 15 s.h.), and dissertation work (18 s.h.). A course may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

FOUNDATION COURSES

All of these: 

164:201 (SLA:6901) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory I3 s.h.
164:202 (SLA:6902) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II3 s.h.
164:211 (SLA:6920) Multimedia and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

Two of these: 

07S:184 (EDTL:6484) Reading in a Second Language3 s.h.
164:221 (SLA:6950) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Speaking3 s.h.
164:223 (SLA:6955) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Listening3 s.h.
164:225 (SLA:5973)/013:259 (GRMN:3540) Grammar in Second Language Teaching/Learning3 s.h.
164:227 (SLA:6965) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing3 s.h.
164:229 (SLA:6970) Cultural Curriculum3 s.h.

To complete the foundation requirement, students select one course from each of the following eight areas, in consultation with their advisor. With the advisor's approval, students may use courses not listed here to fulfill the requirement.

Curriculum 
07E:300 (EDTL:7100) Design and Organization of Curriculum3 s.h.
07S:186 (EDTL:5086) Curriculum Foundations2-3 s.h.
07S:197 (EDTL:6497) Principles of Course Design for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
07S:208 (EDTL:6408) Designing Materials for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
Quantitative Research Tools 
07P:220 (PSQF:6220) Quantitative Educational Research Methodologies3 s.h.
07P:243 (PSQF:6243) Intermediate Statistical Methods4 s.h.
07P:244 (PSQF:6244) Correlation and Regression4 s.h.
07P:246 (PSQF:6246) Design of Experiments4 s.h.
Qualitative Research Tools 
07B:373 (EPLS:7373) Qualitative Research Design and Methods3 s.h.
07S:310 (EDTL:7410) Mixed Methods Research3 s.h.
07S:370 (EDTL:7070) Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Literacy Research3 s.h.
164:205 (SLA:6910) Analysis of L1 and L2 Data3 s.h.
Testing, Evaluation, Measurement 
07P:150 (PSQF:5150) Introduction to Educational Measurement3-4 s.h.
07P:165 (PSQF:5165) Introduction to Program and Project Evaluation3 s.h.
07P:255 (PSQF:6255) Construction and Use of Evaluation Instruments3 s.h.
07P:257 (PSQF:6257) Educational Measurement and Evaluation3 s.h.
07P:258 (PSQF:6258) Theory and Technique in Educational Measurement3 s.h.
07P:265 (PSQF:6265) Program Evaluation3 s.h.
07S:200 (EDTL:6400) Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment3 s.h.
Methodology
009:234 (FREN:5030)/013:221 (GRMN:5030)/039:234 (ASIA:5030)/041:234 (SLAV:5030) Principles of Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages3 s.h.
035:200 (SPAN:6000) Foreign Language Teaching Methods3 s.h.
039:202 (CHIN:7401) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language I: Theories/Research3 s.h.
039:203 (CHIN:7402) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language II3 s.h.
039:204 (CHIN:7403) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language III3 s.h.
39J:202 (JPNS:5401) Japanese as a Foreign Language: Practical Applications3 s.h.
103:145 (LING:4050) Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language3 s.h.
Phonetics, Phonology 
013:258 (GRMN:6600) Modern German Phonetics and Phonology3 s.h.
035:189 (SPAN:4100) Introduction to Spanish Phonology3 s.h.
035:209 (SPAN:6110) Spanish Phonology3 s.h.
103:110 (LING:3000) Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics3 s.h.
103:112 (LING:3020) Phonological Analysis3 s.h.
103:203 (LING:5020) Introduction to Phonology3 s.h.
103:204 (LING:6020) Phonological Theory3 s.h.
103:214 (LING:7020) Advanced Phonological Theory3 s.h.
Morphology, Syntax 
013:256 (GRMN:6750) Modern German Syntax3 s.h.
013:257 (GRMN:6700) Morphology3 s.h.
035:186 (SPAN:4150) Introduction to Spanish Syntax3 s.h.
035:207 (SPAN:6190) Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics3 s.h.
035:210 (SPAN:6120) Spanish Syntax3 s.h.
103:111 (LING:3010) Syntactic Analysis3 s.h.
103:201 (LING:5010) Introduction to Syntax3 s.h.
103:202 (LING:6010) Syntactic Theory3 s.h.
103:212 (LING:7010) Advanced Syntactic Theory3 s.h.
General Linguistics 
003:218 (CSD:6218) Psycholinguistics3 s.h.
013:255 (GRMN:6800) Semantics3 s.h.
013:299 (GRMN:6898) Special Topics in German Linguistics3 s.h.
035:206 (SPAN:6150) Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition3 s.h.
039:202 (CHIN:7401) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language I: Theories/Research3 s.h.
039:144 (CHIN:3302) Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3 s.h.
103:176 (LING:3118) Language Acquisition1-3 s.h.
103:206 (LING:5030) First Language Acquisition3 s.h.
103:211 (LING:6080) Generative Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
103:216 (LING:7080) Topics in Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
103:312 (LING:7090) Seminar: Problems in Linguistics2-3 s.h.
164:157 (SLA:4080) Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
164:228 (SLA:6403) Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Each student selects one of three specialization areas—linguistics, language program direction, or technology—and takes five courses (total of 15 s.h.) in that area.

Linguistics Specialization

The linguistics specialization requires the following courses.

One of these three-course sequences (group 1 or group 2):

Group 1:

103:203 (LING:5020) Introduction to Phonology3 s.h.
103:204 (LING:6020) Phonological Theory3 s.h.
103:214 (LING:7020) Advanced Phonological Theory3 s.h.

Group 2:

103:201 (LING:5010) Introduction to Syntax3 s.h.
103:202 (LING:6010) Syntactic Theory3 s.h.
103:212 (LING:7010) Advanced Syntactic Theory3 s.h.

One of these: 

103:157 (LING:4080) Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
103:211 (LING:6080) Generative Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
An alternate course on linguistic theory and second language acquisition

One of these: 

031:122 (PSY:3085) Language Development3 s.h.
031:218 (PSY:6430) Cognitive Development3 s.h.
An alternate course on parsing/psycholinguistic mechanisms
Language Program Direction Specialization

Students who choose the language program direction specialization take five of the following courses (chosen from those not taken to satisfy the foundation requirements). 

07P:205 (PSQF:6205) Design of Instruction3 s.h.
07P:215 (PSQF:6215) Web-Based Learning3 s.h.
07S:180 (EDTL:6480) Issues in Foreign Language Education3 s.h.
07S:183 (EDTL:6483) Second Language Classroom Learning3 s.h.
07S:184 (EDTL:6484) Reading in a Second Language3 s.h.
07S:197 (EDTL:6497) Principles of Course Design for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
07S:202 (EDTL:6402) Second Language Program Management3 s.h.
07S:203 (EDTL:6403) Second Language Planning in Education3 s.h.
07S:208 (EDTL:6408) Designing Materials for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
07S:415 (EDTL:7015) Ph.D. Seminar in Language, Literacy, and Culturearr.
039:204 (CHIN:7403) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language III3 s.h.
164:205 (SLA:6910) Analysis of L1 and L2 Data3 s.h.
164:221 (SLA:6950) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Speaking3 s.h.
164:223 (SLA:6955) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Listening3 s.h.
164:225 (SLA:5973) Grammar in Second Language Teaching/Learning3 s.h.
164:227 (SLA:6965) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing3 s.h.
164:228 (SLA:6403) Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
164:229 (SLA:6970) Cultural Curriculum3 s.h.

Some students may include an internship experience as part of the specialization. 

164:230 (SLA:7000) Internshiparr.
Technology Specialization

The technology specialization requires the following courses.

A three-course sequence in psychological and quantitative foundations:

One of these:

07P:205 (PSQF:6205) Design of Instruction3 s.h.
07P:275 (PSQF:6275) Constructivism and Design of Instruction3 s.h.

Both of these: 

07P:208 (PSQF:6208) Designing Educational Multimedia3 s.h.
07P:215 (PSQF:6215) Web-Based Learning3 s.h.

Students choose their remaining specialization course work from these (other courses may be approved by the student's advisor). 

07P:203 (PSQF:6203) Learning, Technology, and Effective Teaching3 s.h.
021:120 (SLIS:5020) Computing Foundations3 s.h.
22C:104 (CS:3110) Introduction to Informatics3 s.h.
103:157 (LING:4080) Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
A practicum course3 s.h.

May include one of these (if not taken for the three-course sequence in psychological and quantitative foundations, above): 

07P:205 (PSQF:6205) Design of Instruction3 s.h.
07P:275 (PSQF:6275) Constructivism and Design of Instruction3 s.h.

*May include one of these: 

07P:293 (PSQF:6293) Individual Instruction in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations3 s.h.
164:302 (SLA:7025) Special Projects in Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.

*May be taken after students have completed the core design and technology courses 07P:205 (PSQF:6205) Design of Instruction or 07P:275 (PSQF:6275) Constructivism and Design of Instruction, 07P:208 (PSQF:6208) Designing Educational Multimedia, and 07P:215 (PSQF:6215) Web-Based Learning.

THESIS

All candidates must complete a thesis [164:303 (SLA:7030) Ph.D. Thesis], for which they may earn up to 18 s.h. of credit.

OPTIONAL COURSE WORK

Students may include the following optional course work in their degree programs.

164:300 (SLA:7015) Special Topics in Second Language Acquisitionarr.
164:301 (SLA:7020) Readings in Second Language Acquisitionarr.
164:302 (SLA:7025) Special Projects in Second Language Acquisitionarr.

Admission

Admission is for fall semester; students are admitted only for full-time study. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog. Strong applicants hold a master's degree in a related area, have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.50 in master's degree work, and speak and write English and another language at a professional level. Applicants must submit a writing sample that demonstrates their ability to synthesize and analyze information using standard academic English.

Financial Support

Teaching assistantships are available through the Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education Program (FLARE). Assistantships usually involve teaching elementary or intermediate language courses. FLARE also offers a limited number of research assistantships. Visit the FLARE web site for details.

Courses

164:125 (SLA:4202) Conversational Indonesian1 s.h.
Open conversation in Indonesian language; active participation. Prerequisites: 164:120 and 164:121.
 
164:135 (SLA:4101) Conversational Turkish1 s.h.
Open conversation in Turkish language; active participation. Prerequisites: 164:130 and 164:131. Same as 187:135 (IS:4101).
 
164:140 (SLA:3401) Language Development3 s.h.
Introduction to first language acquisition, with focus on infancy through five years; sound discrimination abilities, word learning, babbling and speech production, acquisition of grammar; perspectives from psychology, audiology, linguistics, speech pathology. Prerequisites: 031:002 (PSY:2701). Requirements: grade of C‑ or higher in 031:010 (PSY:2810) and grade of C‑ or higher in 031:014 (PSY:2401) or 031:016 (PSY:2601). Same as 031:122 (PSY:3085).
 
164:157 (SLA:4080) Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Introduction of research results obtained by generative second language acquisition framework and their implications for classroom teaching methods; current views of language architecture; focus on inflectional morphology and linguistic interfaces, which have been proposed to be severe bottlenecks for acquisition; research findings on acquisition of syntax, phonology, semantics, linguistic pragmatics; pedagogical implications of these findings. Prerequisites: 103:111 (LING:3010) and 103:112 (LING:3020). Same as 103:157 (LING:4080).
 
164:160 (SLA:3400) Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics3 s.h.
Production and transcription of sounds in human languages; physics of sound, computer analysis of speech sounds. Offered fall semesters. Same as 103:110 (LING:3000).
 
164:163 (SLA:4401) Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language3 s.h.
Observations of ESL and intensive English classes at the University; design and presentation of short lessons, text evaluation, demonstrations of innovative approaches of the last decade; materials. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 103:110 (LING:3000) and 103:141 (LING:4040). Same as 103:145 (LING:4050).
 
164:170 (SLA:6500) Issues in Foreign Language Education3 s.h.
Theoretical perspectives of pivotal research issues at the forefront of foreign language education; systems available to foreign language professionals for disseminating research. Same as 07S:180 (EDTL:6480).
 
164:171 (SLA:6506) Second Language Classroom Learning3 s.h.
Synthesis of empirical findings on children's and adults' learning of a second or foreign language; emphasis on theoretical underpinnings of approaches, methods, techniques in language teaching. Same as 039:177 (ASIA:6483), 07S:183 (EDTL:6483).
 
164:172 (SLA:6501) Reading in a Second Language3 s.h.
Current theory, research, practice in second language reading field; role of textual features and the reader in reading comprehension. Same as 07S:184 (EDTL:6484).
 
164:173 (SLA:5501) Curriculum Foundations2-3 s.h.
Elementary and secondary background developments in curriculum; definitions, historical perspective, philosophies, theories of knowledge, models, learning theories, directions of development and shaping forces; emphasis on development of a curriculum project. Same as 07S:186 (EDTL:5086).
 
164:174 (SLA:6502) Principles of Course Design for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
Contemporary views of second language curriculum design; guidelines necessary for the creation of prototypical curriculum units to be transposed into classroom‑ready forms; for individuals interested in foreign language materials development. Same as 07S:197 (EDTL:6497).
 
164:181 (SLA:3302) Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3 s.h.
Aspects of modern Chinese linguistics, such as Chinese phonology, syntax, pedagogical grammar, history of the language. Taught in English. Same as 039:144 (CHIN:3302), 103:144 (LING:3302).
 
164:186 (SLA:4300) Introduction to Spanish Syntax3 s.h.
Basic principles of generative syntax as applied to analysis of Spanish syntactic structure; extensive syntactic analysis. Prerequisites: 035:121 (SPAN:3100). Same as 035:186 (SPAN:4150).
 
164:189 (SLA:4301) Introduction to Spanish Phonology3 s.h.
Sound patterns of Spanish; how various theoretical approaches solve basic problems in Spanish phonology; identification of linguistic universals, how they are manifested in the sound structure of Spanish. Prerequisites: 035:121 (SPAN:3100) or 035:122 (SPAN:3110). Same as 035:189 (SPAN:4100).
 
164:200 (SLA:5000) Teaching and Learning Languages3 s.h.
Readings in pedagogical theory and practice, second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's language teaching. Same as 218:200 (WLLC:5000).
 
164:201 (SLA:6901) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory I3 s.h.
Theories regarding success and failure in acquisition of second or subsequent languages; research, issues. Same as 009:237 (FREN:6901), 039:200 (ASIA:6901), 035:201 (SPAN:6901), 39J:201 (JPNS:6901).
 
164:202 (SLA:6902) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II3 s.h.
Continuation of 164:201 (SLA:6901). Prerequisites: 164:201 (SLA:6901). Same as 039:201 (ASIA:6903), 035:202 (SPAN:6902).
 
164:203 (SLA:5020) Introduction to Phonology3 s.h.
Analysis of sound systems, focus on early generative phonological theory; extensive practice in analysis using data from a variety of languages; linguistic argumentation. Prerequisites: 103:110 (LING:3000). Same as 103:203 (LING:5020).
 
164:205 (SLA:6910) Analysis of L1 and L2 Data3 s.h.
Issues in qualitative and quantitative analysis of first‑ and second‑language data; data collection, analytical frameworks and approaches. Prerequisites: 164:201 (SLA:6901). Same as 039:205 (ASIA:6910).
 
164:211 (SLA:6920) Multimedia and Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Foreign language multimedia in context of current second language acquisition theories and research; readings on interactivity, interface design, feedback, learner control; acquisition of vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Requirements: foreign language teaching methodology course. Same as 009:238 (FREN:6920), 013:253 (GRMN:6920), 035:212 (SPAN:6920).
 
164:212 (SLA:7010) Practicum in CALL Software Development1-4 s.h.
Supervised experience in an applied setting involving development of computer‑assisted language learning (CALL) software. Prerequisites: 164:211 (SLA:6920). Requirements: faculty sponsor.
 
164:221 (SLA:6950) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Speaking3 s.h.
Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language speaking. Same as 009:236 (FREN:6950), 035:228 (SPAN:6950).
 
164:223 (SLA:6955) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Listening3 s.h.
Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language listening. Same as 039:223 (ASIA:6955).
 
164:225 (SLA:5973) Grammar in Second Language Teaching/Learning3 s.h.
Grammar, second language acquisition, and teaching. Taught in English, projects in varied languages. Same as 013:259 (GRMN:3540).
 
164:226 (SLA:6975) Reading in Non-Roman Scripts3 s.h.
Theory and practice of reading in languages that use non‑Roman alphabets, syllabary, logographic systems; reading in first and second language contexts; instructional and literacy development issues. Prerequisites: 07E:171 (EDTL:4171) or 07P:270 or 07S:184 (EDTL:6484). Same as 07S:207 (EDTL:6407).
 
164:227 (SLA:6965) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing3 s.h.
Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language writing. Taught in English. Same as 010:275 (RHET:6965), 035:227 (SPAN:6965).
 
164:228 (SLA:6403) Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
Topics in applied linguistics and language pedagogy related to Japanese language. Same as 39J:239 (JPNS:6403).
 
164:229 (SLA:6970) Cultural Curriculum3 s.h.
Culture's role in foreign/second language teaching; definition, pedagogy, assessment, and materials that allow culture to be taught and learned. Same as 07S:209 (EDTL:6409).
 
164:230 (SLA:7000) Internshiparr.
 
164:240 (SLA:6466) Cognitive Development3 s.h.
Theoretical and empirical analyses of children's cognitive development; spatial and numerical concepts, causal reasoning, categorization, metacognition, memory. Same as 031:218 (PSY:6430).
 
164:241 (SLA:5010) Introduction to Syntax3 s.h.
Methods and argumentation for formal analysis of sentence structure through induction from language data of central concepts and relations; hypothesis testing, empirical bases of theoretical concepts. Corequisites: 103:200 (LING:5000). Same as 103:201 (LING:5010).
 
164:242 (SLA:6010) Syntactic Theory3 s.h.
Current syntactic theory examined through analysis of data sets, readings in recent research; emphasis on argument construction, statement of formal principles. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 103:201 (LING:5010). Same as 103:202 (LING:6010).
 
164:244 (SLA:6011) Phonological Theory3 s.h.
Post‑SPE phonological theory, including autosegmental phonology, feature geometry, the syllable, optimality theory. Prerequisites: 103:203 (LING:5020). Same as 103:204 (LING:6020).
 
164:245 (SLA:5401) First Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Child language from a crosslinguistic perspective. Prerequisites: 103:110 (LING:3000), and 103:141 (LING:4040) or 103:201 (LING:5010). Same as 103:206 (LING:5030).
 
164:246 (SLA:6452) Generative Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Overview of current second‑language acquisition research in the generative linguistic framework; focus on characterizing second language learners' linguistic competence and how it is constrained by principles of universal grammar. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 103:111 (LING:3010) or 103:201 (LING:5010), and 103:112 (LING:3020) or 103:203 (LING:5020). Same as 103:211 (LING:6080).
 
164:247 (SLA:7401) Advanced Syntactic Theory2-3 s.h.
Recent developments in syntax; comparison of theories, argumentation, and uses of data. Prerequisites: 103:202 (LING:6010). Same as 103:212 (LING:7010).
 
164:248 (SLA:7402) Advanced Phonological Theory2-3 s.h.
Current issues. Prerequisites: 103:204 (LING:6020). Same as 103:214 (LING:7020).
 
164:249 (SLA:7403) Topics in Second Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Recent developments of selected issues in second language acquisition. Prerequisites: 103:211 (LING:6080). Same as 103:216 (LING:7080).
 
164:260 (SLA:6300) Foreign Language Teaching Methods3 s.h.
Readings in pedagogical theory and practice and second language acquisition; experience designing activities for teaching and assessment, with critiques based on current theories and approaches; development of reflective practices toward one's own language teaching. Same as 035:200 (SPAN:6000).
 
164:261 (SLA:6301) Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition3 s.h.
Theoretical linguistic approaches to monolingual, bilingual, and second language acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese; varied topics. Requirements: at least one course in linguistics (e.g., general introduction to linguistics). Same as 035:206 (SPAN:6150).
 
164:262 (SLA:6302) Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics3 s.h.
Comparative study of phonology, morphology, or syntax of the main Romance languages as informed by linguistic theory; diachronic or synchronic perspective. Recommendations: additional graduate course work in linguistics. Same as 103:262 (LING:6190), 035:207 (SPAN:6190), 20E:201 (CLSA:6990).
 
164:263 (SLA:6303) Spanish Phonology3 s.h.
Modern approaches to synchronic phonology as applied to Spanish; focus on traditional descriptive problems, recent generative analyses. Requirements: phonology or linguistics course. Same as 035:209 (SPAN:6110).
 
164:264 (SLA:6304) Spanish Syntax3 s.h.
Spanish syntactic constructions examined in framework of selected syntactic theory; emphasis on development of syntactic argumentation. Requirements: one course in syntax. Same as 035:210 (SPAN:6120).
 
164:270 (SLA:6503) Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment3 s.h.
How to write language tests; discussion of fundamental issues in development of new tests or selection of existing tests. Same as 07S:200 (EDTL:6400).
 
164:271 (SLA:6504) Second Language Program Management3 s.h.
Preparation for supervising, administering foreign language programs at all levels; for precollegiate language teachers and graduate students. Same as 07S:202 (EDTL:6402).
 
164:272 (SLA:6505) Designing Materials for Second Language Instruction3 s.h.
Critical perspective on creating and using media for second language learning and teaching; research on materials design, development of media. Prerequisites: 07S:183 (EDTL:6483). Same as 07S:208 (EDTL:6408).
 
164:274 (SLA:7804) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language IV3 s.h.
Overview of goals, concepts, principles, research, and issues in assessment and testing of Chinese as a foreign language. Same as 039:208 (CHIN:7404).
 
164:275 (SLA:7405) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language V3 s.h.
Seminar on research design; for M.A. students planning to write a thesis or project, or graduate students seeking knowledge in designing qualitative or quantitative studies. Prerequisites: 07P:143 (PSQF:5143) and 039:202 (CHIN:7401). Same as 039:209 (CHIN:7405).
 
164:276 (SLA:5441) Japanese as a Foreign Language: Practical Applications3 s.h.
Instructional methodology, curriculum, and material design; hands‑on experience. Prerequisites: 39J:122 (JPNS:4102). Same as 39J:202 (JPNS:5401).
 
164:281 (SLA:7406) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language I: Theories/Research3 s.h.
Research, theory on acquisition of Chinese as a non‑native language. Same as 039:202 (CHIN:7401).
 
164:282 (SLA:7408) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language II3 s.h.
Multiple levels of major Chinese textbooks, curricular organizational schemes, language programs, communicative language instruction; development of supplementary materials for a University of Iowa Chinese course. Same as 039:203 (CHIN:7402).
 
164:298 (SLA:6111) Semantics3 s.h.
Meaning in natural language, with focus on German; lexical semantics (sense relations, semantic fields, componential analysis), modality, temporal and spatial deixis, aspect. Same as 013:255 (GRMN:6800).
 
164:299 (SLA:6990) Special Topics in German Linguistics3 s.h.
Same as 013:299 (GRMN:6898), 103:232 (LING:6898).
 
164:300 (SLA:7015) Special Topics in Second Language Acquisitionarr.
 
164:301 (SLA:7020) Readings in Second Language Acquisitionarr.
 
164:302 (SLA:7025) Special Projects in Second Language Acquisitionarr.
 
164:303 (SLA:7030) Ph.D. Thesisarr.
 
164:342 (SLA:7404) Seminar: Problems in Linguistics2-3 s.h.
Intensive study of theoretical and practical problems. Same as 103:312 (LING:7090).