Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-17
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 6, 2014
Date of Second Reading: November 3, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of English – for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of English - for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Rationale: The doctoral program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics focuses on the study of human language and the application of that study to the human condition. The curriculum will provide training in linguistics and applied linguistics with focused research in several areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Second language acquisition and second language teaching and learning, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), language contact and change including World Englishes, are also research possibilities in addition to sociolinguistics, language planning, discourse analysis, language and cognition.