Linguistics is the study of the nature and structure of human speech.

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Chair: Maria Figueroa (Letters, Transfer)

Dean: Antonio Alarcon

Department: Letters, Transfer

Office: Administration Building, San Elijo Campus, 760.634.7879

Full-Time Faculty

Dara Perales

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LING 110: English Language Structure and Function

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Advisory: ACE 150, ESL 150, ENGL 50, or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course familiarizes students with the grammatical patterns of English syntax. Using traditional grammatical terminology, students learn to identify the parts of speech of words in written and orally produced sentences, analyze the structure of phrases and clauses, integrate sentences into their logical and rhetorical contexts, and identify and understand sources of sentence-level writing concerns.