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English 720 is a graduate course that introduces graduate students and practicing TESOL teachers to a better understanding of language, especially the English language in general. It covers topics in general linguistics, such as the nature of language, the design features of language, functions of language, sounds (phonology) and forms (morphology) of language. It discusses topics in psycholinguistics and language acquisition by comparing and contrasting the processes of first and second language acquisition and learning. The course emphasizes language use in social contexts (sociolinguistics), especially language use in educational settings (educational linguistics) by providing relevant linguistic models for language teachers.