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

  • 18319LING 1100  SEM 101

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Linguistics and (Pre-) History

  • 18320LING 1100  SEM 102

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Words and Pictures

  • 18321LING 1100  SEM 103

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Words

  • 18322LING 1100  SEM 104

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Translation and Writing

  • 18323LING 1100  SEM 105

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Sounds in the World Around Us

  • 18324LING 1100  SEM 106

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Creating the Science of Language

  • 18325LING 1100  SEM 107

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language and Gender

  • 18327LING 1100  SEM 109

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Myth and Reality

  • 18328LING 1100  SEM 110

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: From Cuneiform to Cryptography

  • 18329LING 1100  SEM 111

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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

  •  6127LING 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6128LING 1101  DIS 202

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  •  6129LING 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6130LING 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6131LING 1101  DIS 205

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  •  6132LING 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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  •  6457LING 1131  SEM 101

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LING 2221

We will explore how language and society affect each other. How do class, age, ethnicity, gender, and geography affect the way people speak? Why are some ways of speaking considered prestigious and others ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16288LING 2221  LEC 001

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  • 16289LING 2221  DIS 201

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  • 16431LING 2221  DIS 202

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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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  •  6767LING 2251  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1132 or permission of instructor.

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

  •  9406LING 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

  •  9692LING 3315  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

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7433LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9430LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8680LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16432LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16433LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8307LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16434LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7899LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9431LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16438LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8180LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8807LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 6403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6197LING 4403  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 3303 or permission of instructor.

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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  •   Combined with: LING 6421

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7896LING 4421  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

LING 4424

Introduction to computational linguistics. Possible topics include syntactic parsing using functional programming, logic-based computational semantics, and finite state modeling of phonology and phonetics. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4240CS 4744

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8302LING 4424  LEC 001

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  • Both LING 1101 or equivalent background in linguistics and CS 2110 or equivalent preparation in computer science.

LING 4428

Computational methods have become increasingly important to the study of the psychology of language as a way of gaining insights into the psychological processes involved in language acquisition, processing ... view course details

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  • 16870LING 4428  LEC 001

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LING 4474

Computationally oriented introduction to natural language processing, the goal of which is to enable computers to use human languages as input, output, or both. Possible topics include parsing, grammar ... view course details

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LING 4485

Current topics in Computational Linguistics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6485

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16287LING 4485  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: two Foundation courses in Linguistics, or equivalent for graduate students.

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

  •  8417LING 4491  RSC 701

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    • Cohn, A

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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

  •  6688LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7437LING 4493  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8681LING 4493  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7438LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8682LING 4493  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8310LING 4493  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8312LING 4493  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7897LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7439LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8181LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8079LING 4493  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8808LING 4493  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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LING 4712

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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  • Topic: Signalling Games, Language, & Society

  • 16409LING 4712  SEM 101

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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

  •  9530LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9529LING 6403  LEC 001

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LING 6421

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4421

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18158LING 6421  LEC 001

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LING 6485

Current topics in Computational Linguistics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4485

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18156LING 6485  LEC 001

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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

  •  8306LING 6616  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: LING 4404 or permission of instructor.

LING 6623

Introduction to the grammar of Old Irish. Reading from selected Old Irish glosses and prose works. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16280LING 6623  SEM 101

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LING 6625

Students develop a reading knowledge of Middle Welsh through translating selections from prose and poetry. No familiarity with Welsh is assumed. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16282LING 6625  LEC 001

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LING 6628

Computational methods have become increasingly important to the study of the psychology of language as a way of gaining insights into the psychological processes involved in language acquisition, processing ... view course details

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  • 17214LING 6628  LEC 001

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LING 6634

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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  • Topic: Signalling Games, Language, & Society

  • 17961LING 6634  SEM 101

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LING 6635

An assortment of subjects intended for students with previous training in Indo-European linguistics: problems in the reconstruction of Proto Indo-European, topics in the historical grammars of the various ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17167LING 6635  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 S/U NoAud

  •  9761LING 6692  SEM 101

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LING 7701

An independent study for graduate students. 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

  •  6630LING 7701  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6631LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8683LING 7701  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17062LING 7701  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8303LING 7701  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8304LING 7701  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7898LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7285LING 7701  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17063LING 7701  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8182LING 7701  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10002LING 7701  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8809LING 7701  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8897LING 7701  RSC 715

    • 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

  •  8309LING 7711  SEM 101

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LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16283LING 7712  SEM 101

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LING 7713

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18027LING 7713  SEM 101

  •