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: Biological Foundations of Language

  • 17953LING 1100  SEM 101

  • 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

  • 17954LING 1100  SEM 102

  • 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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Metaphors We Live By

  • 17958LING 1100  SEM 106

  • 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: How to Build a Language

  • 17959LING 1100  SEM 107

  • 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

  •  6100LING 1101  LEC 001

  •  6101LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  6102LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  6103LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  6104LING 1101  DIS 204

  •  6105LING 1101  DIS 205

  •  6106LING 1101  DIS 206

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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  •   Combined with: CLASS 1331SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6422LING 1131  SEM 101

LING 2251

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

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2351SANSK 2251

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6714LING 2251  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: LING 1132 or permission of instructor.

LING 2264

An introduction to neurolinguistics, this course surveys topics such as aphasia, hemispheric lateralization and speech comprehension as they are studied via neuroimaging, intracranial recording and other ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 2264

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16127LING 2264  LEC 001

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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  • 16129LING 2285  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6161LING 3303  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6162LING 3303  DIS 201

  •  6163LING 3303  DIS 202

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

  •  8858LING 3315  LEC 001

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

  • 17502LING 3321  LEC 001

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

  •  6166LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7354LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8774LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18761LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9261LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9262LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8132LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9263LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7807LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8775LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9267LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8030LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8504LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 4310

A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Consciousness & Free Will

  • 16319LING 4310  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6167LING 4401  LEC 001

  • 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6168LING 4403  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303 or permission of instructor.

LING 4419

This course provides advanced instruction in phonetic analysis and experimental methodology. Students learn about various theories of speech perception, production, and cognitive representation. This provides ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16150LING 4419  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7804LING 4421  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

LING 4436

Surveys basic issues, methods, and research in the study of first-language acquisition. Considers major theoretical positions in the field in the light of experimental studies in first-language acquisition ... view course details

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  • 17092LING 4436  LEC 001

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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  •  9293LING 4474  LEC 001

LING 4485

Current topics in computational linguistics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6485

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Finite State Methods

  •  9160LING 4485  LEC 001

  • 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

  •  8214LING 4491  RSC 701

  • 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

  •  6637LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7358LING 4493  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7359LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8430LING 4493  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8134LING 4493  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8136LING 4493  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7805LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7360LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8031LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7963LING 4493  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18728LING 4493  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8505LING 4493  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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: Speech Acts

  •  9240LING 4712  SEM 101

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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  • 16131LING 6285  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8831LING 6401  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8830LING 6403  LEC 001

LING 6419

This course provides advanced instruction in phonetic analysis and experimental methodology. Students learn about various theories of speech perception, production, and cognitive representation. This provides ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16151LING 6419  LEC 001

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

  • 10012LING 6421  LEC 001

LING 6485

Current topics in Computational Linguistics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 4485

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Finite State Methods

  • 10011LING 6485  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Peripheries

  •  8131LING 6616  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: LING 4404 or permission of instructor.

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: Speech Acts

  •  9938LING 6634  SEM 101

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 Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Tocharian

  •  9580LING 6635  SEM 101

LING 6663

Grammar and reading of basic texts. view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 6663RUSSA 6601

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  8877LING 6692  SEM 101

    • W
    • Tilsen, S

LING 7701

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6169LING 7701  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  •  6589LING 7701  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  •  6590LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  •  9558LING 7701  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 17523LING 7701  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  •  8129LING 7701  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  •  7806LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  •  7206LING 7701  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  •  9559LING 7701  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  •  8032LING 7701  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  •  9016LING 7701  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  •  8506LING 7701  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8587LING 7701  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 7711

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Modality, Negative Polarity

  •  8133LING 7711  SEM 101

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Relation Based Syntax

  •  9158LING 7712  SEM 101