LINGUIST List 11.1517

Tue Jul 11 2000

Sum: Distance Learning Intro to Ling Course

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  1. William J. Crawford, Distance Learning Intro to Ling Course

Message 1: Distance Learning Intro to Ling Course

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 18:09:36 -0700
From: William J. Crawford <>
Subject: Distance Learning Intro to Ling Course

For Query: Linguist 11.1421

Below is a summary of my question on the LINGUIST List (Subject:
11.1421, Qs: Distance Learning Intro to Ling Course) dated Monday,
June 26, 2000. Many thanks to the numerous respondents --James
Kirchner, Nick Reid, Leticia Supple, Bert Beynen, Christine Dechert,
John Lynch, Anja Wanner, Lothar Lemnitzer, Teresa Naves, John E.
McLaughlin, HE Ziran, Ann Mabbot, Wayne Cowart, Andreas Schramm,
Corony Edwards, George Aubin, Apolonia Tamata, and Paul Bates-- for
the prompt and informative responses.

DL Program outside of the U.S.:


1. At you will find the course you need
and some other MA courses as well at the Site of English Version. All
these courses are offered in English.

2. Ng Shuk Han <> has been teaching a distance
learning course called 'The Structure of Modern English' offered by
the Open University of Hong Kong. This course is supposed to give an
introduction to the structure of English, covering areas like
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
There is also one chapter illustrating some general concepts about
language. The course materials are largely borrowed from an Indian
University but we have also made some amendments. This course is
intended to be a foundation course for the translators and the
examples used for illustration are English only.

Australia/South Pacific:

1. The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at the
University of New England, Australia, offers a full undergraduate through
to postgraduate program in Linguistics via distance education. UNE has
specialised in distance education teaching over the last 50 years. It is
the foremost distance education provider in Australia, and the sole
provider of Linguistics units in this mode. The School's offerings include;
* a year long (2 semester) unit called 'Foundations of Linguistics'.
* non-award specialist units. For example students enrolled in a
Linguistics program at a US university, could take one of our units , such
as 'Aboriginal Languages Today', and have it credited to their degree at
their home institution.
* a fully online MA in Applied Linguistics from July 2001

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
University of New England
Armidale 2351, AUSTRALIA

Further information can be found at the School's homepage at;

2. The University of South Australia in Adelaide

The subjects offered include:

The English Language: an introduction to linguistics
Language and Society: an introduction to sociolinguistics
English Around the World
History of the English Language 1A

Course coordinators:
Mia Stephens
David Homer

3. The Pacific Languages Unit of the University of the South Pacific offers 
a whole range of distance education courses in Linguistics, all with a strong
Pacific flavour in terms of illustrative material. Check out their website:
LL1.., LL2.. and LL3.. refer to first, second and third year undergraduate

4. LL122 Introduction to Language Studies is offered as a distance
education course at the University of the South Pacific. You can
look in:

South Africa:

The University of South Africa, Unisa for short, has a
linguistics department with introductory, advanced, and graduate


The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada offers a distance education
course in introductory linguistics in French.


1. An introduction to linguistics on cd-rom, published by Juergen
Handke, professor of English at the university of Marburg, Germany.
Check out his homepage: (with demos)

2. Introduction to "Applied Computational Linguistics".

< >

The course is held every summer term. Groups of students or
individual students are
invited to take part (They are using a chat tool for communication
and "classroom" teaching).

3. A distance MA courses in TEFL/TESL and Translation studies, both of
which contain some linguistics modules. You can view a sample of the
course materials on our website: (in the
'Resources Room').

In the U.S.: (There's a book put out by Peterson's, called The
Independent Study Catalogue, which lists distance learning courses
from all over North America. The
1995 edition lists no fewer than 11 schools offering intro
linguistics as a correspondence course.

1. Utah State University: USU On-Line Linguistics
Questions? E-mail the <> Program Director

English Department
3200 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-3200

2. Hamline University in St. Paul, MN offers an introductory
linguistics course online. It's offered every spring semester. The
course is asynchronous in the sense that participants can do their
work at whatever time of the week that they like, but it has a real
professor and real group of students who go through the course
together on a weekly basis. The course consists of lessons on web
pages followed by discussion groups. groups exercises and group
research proposals that are done at a virtual conference center. The
course also includes a textbook, an online course reader and
electronic document delivery for research projects. Most of the
participants take the course as part of an ESL teacher licensure
program. For more information, call 651-523-2964.

3. "Language, Mind, and Society" as an ITV course several times in
recent years.

Wayne Cowart // Linguistics / Core
Univ. of Southern Maine
Portland, ME 04104-9300
(207) 780 4477 (FAX 780 5561)

4. Intro to Ling. At Hamline University. It is housed in an ESL teacher
education program. The URL is

Andreas Schramm | Hamline University | e-mail:
Assistant Professor | Graduate School of |
Program in | Education | phone: (651) 523-2009
Second Language | 921 Cromwell Avenue | web:
Teaching & Learning | St. Paul, MN 55114 | /GradEd/SLTL/schramm.html

5. Catherine Ball at Georgetown also teaches Linguistics on the web,
Her homepage is at . There
are links to her different projects

6. A Distance Learning introductory linguistics course at BYU will be in
effect this Fall. It is a preliminary design, web based, but they look to 
do far more with it.

Paul Baltes
3123 JKHB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Online catalogue of Web-based Sources: (This was sent to me by Teresa Naves

Web Based Courses

Online Universities

Note: This website is no longer being maintained. 

University of Minnesota < > GenEdWeb

< > University of Phoenix Home Page 

< > Rogers University 

< > The Home Education Network 

< > The International University 

< > FTCC's
Virtual Campus

< > Real Education 

< > UI-OnLine 

< > The Globewide Network Academy

< > Open University courses via the Internet

< > Virtual Online University 

< > Distance Instruction for Adult
Learners (DIAL)

< > Walden University 

< > Online Universities
< > Selected internet-based

William J. Crawford
University of Wisconsin-Madsion
Dept. of English
5116 H.C. White Hall
Madison, WI. 53706
(608) 263-3780
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