The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on foreign languages and literatures, the humanistic and scientific study of linguistics, and the provision of professional interpretation and translation services. (CIP Code #16)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Linguistics and Language Studies; Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; American Sign Language.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Noam Chomsky by Duncan Rawlinson
Noam Chomsky (1928-Present)
Prominent American linguist, cognitive scientist, and author
John Wycliffe (1320-1384)
Credited with the first English translation of the Bible
Alan Watts (1915-1973)
Notable intepretor of Eastern philosophy to Western society
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The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Instructional content is defined in code 16.9999.
Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
A program that focuses on Slavic languages, literatures, and linguistics not listed above, including such languages as Lusatian (Sorbian/Wendish), Kashubian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Belarussian, Old Church Slavonic, and others.
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 16.0500- 16.0599.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.
Instructional programs that focus on foreign languages and literatures, the humanistic and scientific study of linguistics, and the provision of professional interpretation and translation services.Note ( Several new programs have been added to the 16. Series to better reflect the globalization of language study programs.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 16.0101- 16.0199.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
A general program that focuses on one or more modern foreign languages that is not specific as to the name of the language(s) studied; that is otherwise undifferentiated; or that introduces students to language studies at the basic/elementary level.
A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.
Southeast Asian and Australasian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
(NEW) Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 16.1400 - 16.1499.
Language Interpretation and Translation.
A program that prepares individuals to be professional interpreters and/or translators of documents and data files, either from English or (Canadian) French into another language or languages or vice versa. Includes intensive instruction in one or more foreign languages plus instruction in subjects such as single- and multiple-language interpretation, one- or two-way interpretation, simultaneous interpretation, general and literary translation, business translation, technical translation, and other specific applications of linguistic skills.
A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama. (Moved from 23.0301)