ERIC Number: ED292321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistics as an Experimental Discipline. Linguistics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, Appendix 4-G.
Ohala, John J.
Linguistics is on the verge of becoming an experimental discipline; an undergraduate major tailored to reflect this can attract a wider range of students, relate linguistics subject matter to the real world in a more exciting way, challenge students to address more deeply the problems of philosophy and philosophy of science than in some other disciplines, and provide conceptual knowledge and practical skills for better employment potential. A range of experimental techniques have been used successfully in linguistics, and could be used by undergraduates with only a modest investment in equipment. These include experiments in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, and interdisciplinary sub-areas of linguistics. Suggested print resources for each of these areas are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC.
Note: In: Langendoen, D. Terence, Ed., Linguistics in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Final Report; see FL 017 227.