Linguistics (LING)Arts and Sciences

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LING 1100

In this course the students learn the skill of writing at the university level. Instructors offer themes for their courses within their own special areas of expertise.   view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Death of Language

  • 17590LING 1100  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Words and Pictures

  • 17591LING 1100  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language and the Law

  • 17592LING 1100  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: From Cuneiform to Cryptography

  • 17593LING 1100  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Metaphors We Live By

  • 17594LING 1100  SEM 105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language and Gender

  • 17595LING 1100  SEM 106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: How to Build a Language

  • 17596LING 1100  SEM 107

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Creating the Science of Language

  • 17597LING 1100  SEM 108

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language: Myth and Controversies

  • 17598LING 1100  SEM 109

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Translation and Writing

  • 17599LING 1100  SEM 110

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LING 1101

Overview of the science of language, especially its theoretical underpinnings, methods, and major findings. Areas covered include: the relation between sound and meaning in human languages, social variation ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6119LING 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6120LING 1101  DIS 202

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  •  6121LING 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6122LING 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6123LING 1101  DIS 205

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  •  6124LING 1101  DIS 206

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LING 1131

An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible. view course details

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  •  6470LING 1131  SEM 101

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LING 2217

Explores the development of the English language from its Indo-European beginnings through the period of Early Middle English. Topics include linguistic reconstruction, changes in sound, vocabulary and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2170MEDVL 2217

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8482LING 2217  LEC 001

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LING 2251

Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose. view course details

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  •  6800LING 2251  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1132 or permission of instructor.

LING 2261

An introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Proto-Indo-European and the chief historical developments of the daughter languages. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 4461

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15588LING 2261  LEC 001

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LING 2285

Poems are among the most highly structured linguistic objects that human beings produce. While some of the devices used in poetry are arbitrary and purely conventional, most are natural extensions of structural ... view course details

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  • 15590LING 2285  LEC 001

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LING 3303

This course explores both syntax (how words and phrases are combined into sentences) and semantics (how the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences are interpreted). The course aims to give students ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6190LING 3303  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6191LING 3303  DIS 201

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  •  6192LING 3303  DIS 202

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LING 3308

Reading/discussion groups in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic. view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 3308

  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  • 16388LING 3308  SEM 001

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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LING 3315

Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 3315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17035LING 3315  LEC 001

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LING 3321

The Romance languages are the lasting imprint of all that happened to the Latin language as it moved through time, territories, and people of many ethnicities.  While the Latin of antiquity retained its ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ROMS 3210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16935LING 3321  LEC 001

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LING 3390

Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6195LING 3390  IND 601

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  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7486LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16418LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9233LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8492LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8493LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7967LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16419LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8336LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9660LING 3390  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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LING 4310

Topic: Imagination and Creativity view course details

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  • Topic: Consciousness & Free Will

  • 16827LING 4310  LEC 001

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LING 4401

Provides an introduction to phonological theory. The empirical basis, theoretical approaches, and relevant literature are explored through extensive data analysis and critical reading. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6401

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6196LING 4401  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 3302 or equivalent.

LING 4403

An advanced introduction to syntactic theory within the principles and parameters/minimalist frameworks. Topics include phrase structure, argument structure (unaccusative verbs, unergative verbs, double ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6197LING 4403  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 3303 or permission of instructor.

LING 4411

Overview of the history of the Japanese language followed by intensive examination of issues of interest to participants. Students should have reading knowledge of Japanese. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4411JAPAN 4410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15576LING 4411  LEC 001

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LING 4421

Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7962LING 4421  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

LING 4424

Computational models of natural languages. Topics include tree syntax and treebank databases; broad-coverage probabilistic grammars; finite state generative phonology; computational semantics; computational ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4240CS 4744

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8486LING 4424  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: CS 2800 or LING 3302 or LING 3303, or permission of instructor. Recommended: previous course work in linguistics or programming.

LING 4425

What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used? What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning? Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4720

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15592LING 4425  LEC 001

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LING 4440

This course is intended as an opportunity for advanced linguistics majors to put to use the analytical skills they have acquired in foundation courses on real world research questions. A seminar theme ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15600LING 4440  SEM 101

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LING 4451

The prehistory and evolution of the sounds and forms of ancient Greek as reconstructed by comparison with the other Indo-European languages. view course details

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  •   Combined with: GREEK 4411

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16535LING 4451  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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LING 4461

An introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Proto-Indo-European and the chief historical developments of the daughter languages. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 2261

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15589LING 4461  LEC 001

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LING 4491

This course provides structure and guidance to students doing an honors thesis in linguistics. The course consists of biweekly meeting of all honors thesis writers with the course instructor. Students ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  8690LING 4491  RSC 701

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  • Prerequisite: submission of honors thesis application and meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

LING 4493

Directed honors thesis research for students working on an honors thesis, taken with the student's honors thesis chair or other committee member. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6718LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7492LING 4493  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9235LING 4493  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7493LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9236LING 4493  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8495LING 4493  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8497LING 4493  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7963LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7494LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8337LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8218LING 4493  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9661LING 4493  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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LING 6285

Poems are among the most highly structured linguistic objects that human beings produce. While some of the devices used in poetry are arbitrary and purely conventional, most are natural extensions of structural ... view course details

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  • 16016LING 6285  LEC 001

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LING 6401

Provides an introduction to phonological theory. The empirical basis, theoretical approaches, and relevant literature are explored through extensive data analysis and critical reading. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4401

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16627LING 6401  LEC 001

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LING 6403

An advanced introduction to syntactic theory within the principles and parameters/minimalist frameworks. Topics include phrase structure, argument structure (unaccusative verbs, unergative verbs, double ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 4403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16625LING 6403  LEC 001

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LING 6600

Elicitation, recording, and analysis of data from a native speaker of an understudied non-Western language. Provides basic experience in linguistic fieldwork. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15599LING 6600  SEM 101

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LING 6601

Examination of recent developments in the core areas of phonology as well as its interfaces with other components of the grammar (e.g., phonetics, morphosyntax, semantics or pragmatics).  Topics covered ... view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Graded

  •  9242LING 6601  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: LING 4401 and one higher-level course in phonology.

LING 6604

Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  6685LING 6604  SEM 101

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  • Requirement for third-year linguistics graduate students. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.

LING 6616

Examination of recent developments in syntactic theory, including "minimalist" approaches to phrase structure, derivations/representations and the nature of economy conditions, and parametric ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8490LING 6616  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: LING 4404 or permission of instructor.

LING 6633

This seminar reviews and critiques current theoretical and experimental studies of first language acquisition, with a concentration on insights gained by cross-linguistic  study of this area. Attention ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 6330HD 6330

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 16962LING 6633  SEM 101

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LING 6692

The phonetics data analysis workshop provides students with practice in analysis and visualization of phonetic data, using Matlab, R, and Praat. Experiment design and statistical methods are ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit SX/UX(SUX)

  • 17216LING 6692  SEM 101

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LING 7701

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6198LING 7701  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6654LING 7701  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6655LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9237LING 7701  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8487LING 7701  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8488LING 7701  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7964LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7337LING 7701  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8338LING 7701  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18306LING 7701  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9662LING 7701  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9784LING 7701  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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LING 7711

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in semantics. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8494LING 7711  SEM 101

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