Linguistics (LING)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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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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

    • MWF
    • McCrea, L

  • 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

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

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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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6170LING 3303  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

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

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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  •  7338LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  •  8932LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  •  8933LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  •  7777LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  •  8934LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  •  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

    • MWF
    • Cohn, A

  • 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

  •  6177LING 4403  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bowers, J

  • 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 6421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7774LING 4421  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

  • 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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    Combined with: COGST 4740CS 4740CS 5740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •  8142LING 4491  SEM 101

    • M
    • Hale, J

  • 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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LING 6261

No description available. view course details

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    Combined with: LING 2261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

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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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    Combined with: LING 4421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

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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LING 7701

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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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: Polarity, Alternatives, Modality, Pragmatics

  •  8076LING 7711  SEM 101

    • T
    • Abusch, D

      Rooth, M

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt