Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 14:04:56 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: Query Also Posted to ADS-L
The Ph.D. program in Modern Foreign Languages at the University
of Tennessee has a minor concentration in Applied Linguistics. (The
University has no Linguistics Department, but does have an
interdepartmental undergraduate degree program in linguistics.)
Members of that program have been asked to put together a reading
list for graduate Ph.D.. candidates who select Applied Linguistics as
a second concentration. The students are primarily French, Spanish
and German graduate students who will be taking some linguistics
courses in various departments to fulfill the requirements for this
second concentration. Those requirements consist of 2 courses in
Applied ling. in the target language (Spanish, French, German), two
courses in Applied ling., but not necessarily in the target language.
They are also required to take two additional courses in general
Those of us on the Linguistics Committee at the U of Tennessee are
discussing among ourselves whether a reading list is the best way to
help people outside the field pinpoint what the field encompasses.
Some of are in favor of specifying topics or skills, etc., rather than
indicating what books one should have read.
I would be grateful for comments from colleagues who have
wrestled with this problem elsewhere. If there is sufficient
discussion, I'll post a summary to the list.