Linguistics (LING)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018. Courses of Study 2018-2019 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5831LING 1101  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Despic, M

  •  5832LING 1101  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5833LING 1101  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5834LING 1101  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5835LING 1101  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5836LING 1101  DIS 205

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5837LING 1101  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17275LING 1101  DIS 207

    • W
    • Despic, M

  • 17637LING 1101  DIS 208

    • W
    • Despic, M

LING 1121

In this course we explore the linguistic aspects of language learning, either in a classroom setting or "in-country" as part of Study Abroad or International Engaged learning. This includes structural ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17634LING 1121  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Cohn, A

  • 17635LING 1121  DIS 201

    • F
    • Cohn, A

  • 17636LING 1121  DIS 202

    • F
    • Cohn, A

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

  •  6132LING 1131  SEM 101

    • MTRF
    • Clary, T

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

  •  6398LING 2251  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: LING 1132 or permission of instructor.

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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  • 17418LING 2285  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bowers, J

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

  •  5887LING 3303  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diesing, M

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  5888LING 3303  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  5889LING 3303  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

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

  •  8149LING 3315  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Stefansdottir, B

  • 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 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

  • 16195LING 3321  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Alkire, T

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

  •  5892LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6999LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9462LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8869LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8370LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8371LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7387LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8372LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17253LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17254LING 3390  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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

  •  5893LING 4401  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zec, D

  • 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  5894LING 4403  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diesing, M

  • 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

    • MWF
    • Tilsen, S

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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  •  7384LING 4421  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

LING 4423

Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17191LING 4423  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

LING 4456

No description available. view course details

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  • 16216LING 4456  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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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  •  8376LING 4474  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cardie, C

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

  •  7720LING 4491  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

  • 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

  •  6330LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7003LING 4493  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9455LING 4493  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9456LING 4493  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7004LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7664LING 4493  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7385LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7528LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7592LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8865LING 4493  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17420LING 6285  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bowers, J

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

  •  8128LING 6401  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zec, D

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

  •  8127LING 6403  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diesing, M

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

    • MWF
    • Tilsen, S

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
  •  8520LING 6421  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

LING 6423

Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LING 4423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17184LING 6423  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

LING 6456

Reading of epigraphic and literary pre-Classical texts with special attention to archaic and dialectal features. view course details

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  • 16218LING 6456  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  9025LING 6601  SEM 101

    • W
    • Zec, D

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

  • 17416LING 6616  SEM 101

    • W
    • Bowers, J

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

  •  9927LING 6635  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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

  • 17589LING 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

  •  6286LING 7701  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6287LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8438LING 7701  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8783LING 7701  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7661LING 7701  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7386LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8439LING 7701  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7593LING 7701  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17260LING 7701  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17261LING 7701  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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

  •  7662LING 7711  SEM 101

    • T
    • Abusch, D

      Rooth, M