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

  • 17596LING 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: How to Build a Language

  • 17597LING 1100  SEM 102

  • 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

  •  6113LING 1101  LEC 001

  •  6114LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  6115LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  6116LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  6117LING 1101  DIS 204

  •  6118LING 1101  DIS 205

  •  6119LING 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: CLASS 1331SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6421LING 1131  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16257LING 2221  LEC 001

  • 16269LING 2221  DIS 201

  • 16270LING 2221  DIS 202

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

  •  6702LING 2251  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: LING 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 6261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16178LING 2261  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

  •  6170LING 3303  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6171LING 3303  DIS 201

  •  6172LING 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

  •  8668LING 3315  LEC 001

  • This course cannot be counted towards any Linguistics major or minor requirements except the ancillary skills requirement of the major, if taken in sequence with Old Norse II.

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

  •  6175LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7338LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17123LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10282LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8932LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8933LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7777LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8934LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7985LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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

  •  6176LING 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

  •  6177LING 4403  LEC 001

  • 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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  •  7774LING 4421  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

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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  •  8938LING 4474  LEC 001

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

  •  8142LING 4491  SEM 101

  • 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

  •  6626LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7342LING 4493  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17100LING 4493  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17101LING 4493  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7343LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8079LING 4493  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7775LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7921LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7986LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10278LING 4493  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

LING 6261

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 Stdnt Opt

  • 16566LING 6261  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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  •   Combined with: LING 4401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8644LING 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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  •   Combined with: LING 4403

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8643LING 6403  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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  •  9163LING 6421  LEC 001

LING 6601

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

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Timing & Weight in Phonology & Phonetics

  • 16161LING 6601  SEM 101

LING 6606

A course on change in language structure, beginning with an overview of widely attested types of syntactic change and proceeding to an introduction of current theoretical treatments. Topics covered include ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16564LING 6606  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: Topics in Sanskrit Historical Grammar

  • 18601LING 6635  SEM 101

LING 7701

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6582LING 7701  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6583LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9027LING 7701  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10080LING 7701  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8073LING 7701  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7776LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9028LING 7701  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7987LING 7701  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

LING 7711

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

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Information Structure

  •  8076LING 7711  SEM 101

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8909LING 7712  SEM 101