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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: How to Build a Language

  • 18340LING 1100  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Myth and Reality

  • 18341LING 1100  SEM 102

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

  • 18342LING 1100  SEM 103

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5612LING 1101  LEC 001

  •  5613LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  5614LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  5615LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  5616LING 1101  DIS 204

  •  5617LING 1101  DIS 205

  •  5618LING 1101  DIS 206

  •  9456LING 1101  DIS 207

  •  9567LING 1101  DIS 208

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 1331SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5910LING 1131  SEM 101

LING 2241

Yiddish language and linguistics, including aspects of its morphology, syntax, and phonology. Also the history of the Yiddish language, and sociolinguistic topics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2271

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16912LING 2241  LEC 001

LING 2251

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2351SANSK 2251

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6172LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16915LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5668LING 3303  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  5669LING 3303  DIS 201

  •  5670LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 3315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7850LING 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 3324

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18452LING 3324  SEM 101

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    • Staff

LING 3332

An introduction to some of the main issues in the philosophy of language. Topics may include names, definite descriptions, belief ascriptions, truth-conditional theories of meaning, pragmatics, and metaphor. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16167LING 3332  LEC 001

LING 3390

Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5673LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Undergraduates only.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8544LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8428LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8047LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17523LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17524LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7148LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17262LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8049LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17263LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9449LING 3390  IND 613

    • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5674LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6403

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5675LING 4403  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303 or permission of instructor.

LING 4411

Overview of the history of the Japanese language followed by intensive examination of issues of interest to participants. Students should have reading knowledge of Japanese. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4411JAPAN 4410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16919LING 4411  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Japanese.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8860LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 6421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7145LING 4421  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303

LING 4474

This course constitutes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), the goal of which is to enable computers to use human languages as input, output, or both. NLP is at the heart of many of today's ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4740CS 4740CS 5740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8052LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7459LING 4491  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6104LING 4493  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8537LING 4493  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8538LING 4493  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6769LING 4493  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17272LING 4493  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17525LING 4493  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7146LING 4493  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17273LING 4493  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7282LING 4493  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7344LING 4493  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8424LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 2261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17348LING 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7834LING 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4403

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7833LING 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8861LING 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8159LING 6421  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16918LING 6623  SEM 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  9552LING 6692  SEM 101

LING 7701

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7345LING 7701  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6063LING 7701  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8098LING 7701  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  9453LING 7701  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8360LING 7701  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 17267LING 7701  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7147LING 7701  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8099LING 7701  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 17268LING 7701  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 17269LING 7701  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 17270LING 7701  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

LING 7710

Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in computational linguistics. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18386LING 7710  SEM 101

LING 7711

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Selected topics in natural language semantics

  •  7408LING 7711  SEM 101

  • Selected topics in natural language semantics.

LING 7719

Seminar discussing linguistic theory, field methodology and language documentation. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17247LING 7719  SEM 101

LING 7727

Topics in Current Linguistic Theory: Topics of current research that cross sub-disciplinary boundaries. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17302LING 7727  SEM 101