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: Sounds in the World Around Us

  • 17323LING 1100  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Words and Pictures

  • 17324LING 1100  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: English Outside the Box

  • 17325LING 1100  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: From Cuneiform to Cryptography

  • 17326LING 1100  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language: Myth and Controversies

  • 17327LING 1100  SEM 105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Language and Gender

  • 17328LING 1100  SEM 106

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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

  •  6239LING 1101  LEC 001

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  •  6240LING 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6241LING 1101  DIS 202

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  • 15822LING 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6242LING 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6243LING 1101  DIS 205

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  • 15823LING 1101  DIS 206

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LING 1109

Where do the words we use come from? This course examines the history and structure of the English vocabulary from its distant Indo-European roots to the latest in technical jargon and slang. Topics include ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 1699

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15825LING 1109  DIS 201

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  • 15826LING 1109  DIS 202

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  • 17638LING 1109  DIS 203

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  • 17639LING 1109  DIS 204

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LING 1132

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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  •  5597LING 1132  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1131 or permission of instructor.

LING 1170

Surveys the study of how the mind/brain works. Examines how intelligent information processing can arise from biological and artificial systems. Draws primarily from five disciplines that make ... view course details

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  •  8813LING 1170  LEC 001

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LING 2215

Provides an introduction to the psychology of language. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the scientific study of psycholinguistic phenomena. Covers a broad range of topics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 2150PSYCH 2150

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17566LING 2215  LEC 001

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LING 2248

This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas, in terms of linguistic structure as well as social, historical, and political perspectives. Materials will be approached within ... view course details

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  • 15446LING 2248  LEC 001

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LING 2252

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

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  • 16224LING 2252  LEC 001

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  • One year prior Sanskrit study or permission of instructor.

LING 3302

This course is an introduction to both phonetics (the study of the physical properties of the sounds of human language) and phonology (the organization and patterning of those sounds). The first part of ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5735LING 3302  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6465LING 3302  DIS 201

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  •  6466LING 3302  DIS 202

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LING 3314

Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 6314

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8095LING 3314  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  8097LING 3314  DIS 202

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  • DIS 202 is reserved for undergraduates only.

  • 17897LING 3314  DIS 203

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  • DIS 203 is reserved for undergraduates only.

LING 3316

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 3316

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5794LING 3316  LEC 001

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LING 3322

Further study of historical developments in the Romance languages will be interleaved with readings of significant Romance texts from the 9th to 13th centuries, both notarial and literary. Topics covered ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ROMS 3220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16486LING 3322  LEC 001

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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

  •  8586LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15624LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7339LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8587LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7757LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8094LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7340LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7996LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15625LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7341LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7758LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8588LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8502LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7759LING 3390  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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LING 4225

In this course we'll compare specific aspects of the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of the Semitic languages. In phonology, we'll examine certain phonological phenomena like sound correspondences, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 4225

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18063LING 4225  SEM 001

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  • Prerequisite: one introductory linguistics course and familiarity with two or more Semitic languages.

LING 4310

Topic: Imagination and Creativity view course details

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  • Topic: Brains, Behavior & Computation

  •  8816LING 4310  LEC 001

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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 Graded

  • 15452LING 4419  LEC 001

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 6423

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7569LING 4423  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  7835LING 4423  DIS 201

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  •  8612LING 4423  DIS 202

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LING 4430

Intensive examination of the syntax and phonology of a non-Indo-European language with the objective of testing principles of current linguistic theory. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4430KOREA 4430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15831LING 4430  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: KOREA 1102 or linguistics course. No previous knowledge of Korean required.

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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  •  8404LING 4436  LEC 001

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LING 4455

An examination of the features of the major dialects of ancient Greek and their historical relationships, with special attention to literary Doric, the Lesbian of Sappho and Alcaeus, Homeric Ionic and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GREEK 4455

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15445LING 4455  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with the forms of classical Greek.

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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  •  6812LING 4474  LEC 001

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LING 4492

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

  •  8153LING 4492  RSC 701

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  • Prerequisite: submission of honors thesis application and meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

LING 4494

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

  •  8589LING 4494  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16164LING 4494  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7336LING 4494  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8590LING 4494  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16165LING 4494  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7760LING 4494  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7997LING 4494  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16166LING 4494  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7338LING 4494  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8591LING 4494  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7761LING 4494  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8503LING 4494  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7762LING 4494  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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LING 6248

This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas, in terms of linguistic structure as well as social, historical, and political perspectives. Materials will be approached within ... view course details

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  • 15450LING 6248  LEC 001

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LING 6314

Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 3314

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9388LING 6314  LEC 001

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  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  9389LING 6314  DIS 201

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  • DIS 201 is reserved for graduate students only.

LING 6402

LING 6401 with a focus on developing research skills. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15555LING 6402  LEC 001

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LING 6404

A continuation of LING 6403, focusing on syntactic dependencies, including the theory of control, an examination of locality constraints on movement, covert versus overt movement, and the syntax ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15456LING 6404  LEC 001

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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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  •   Combined with: LING 4419

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15453LING 6419  LEC 001

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LING 6422

Uses the techniques introduced in Semantics I to analyze linguistic phenomena, including quantifier scope, ellipsis, and referential pronouns. Temporal and possible worlds semantics are introduced and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15554LING 6422  LEC 001

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 4423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15628LING 6423  LEC 001

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  • 15629LING 6423  DIS 201

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  • 15630LING 6423  DIS 202

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LING 6603

Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  8098LING 6603  SEM 101

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  • Requirement for second year linguistics graduate students. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.

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 Graded

  •  8611LING 6635  SEM 101

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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

  • 17809LING 6692  SEM 101

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LING 7702

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8592LING 7702  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16167LING 7702  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bowers, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6844LING 7702  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8593LING 7702  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8622LING 7702  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7763LING 7702  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8092LING 7702  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Lust, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16168LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7571LING 7702  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8594LING 7702  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7764LING 7702  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8504LING 7702  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7765LING 7702  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18371LING 7702  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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LING 7711

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15553LING 7711  SEM 101

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LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7756LING 7712  SEM 101

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LING 7714

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15834LING 7714  SEM 101

  •