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: Words and Pictures

  • 17710LING 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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Metaphors We Live By

  • 17712LING 1100  SEM 103

  • 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: Language and Gender

  • 17713LING 1100  SEM 104

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Translation and Writing

  • 17714LING 1100  SEM 105

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  5665LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  5666LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  8230LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  5667LING 1101  DIS 204

LING 1104

This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion.  view course details

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  • 18462LING 1104  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Swallow, K

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

  •  8023LING 1109  LEC 001

  •  8232LING 1109  DIS 201

  •  8233LING 1109  DIS 202

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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  •   Combined with: CLASS 1332SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5086LING 1132  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1131 or permission of instructor.

LING 1170

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Most people have privileged access to one mind, yet this internal experience is often misleading and provides little insight into how minds ... view course details

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  •  7742LING 1170  LEC 001

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

  •  8947LING 2215  LEC 001

LING 2223

This course addresses topics including origins of legal language, linguistics in the courtroom, plagiarism, and language rights. It introduces areas of linguistics such as syntax, semantics, pragmatics, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16126LING 2223  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll because this class is full, please add yourself to the waitlist and attend the first day of class to see if space becomes available. If the waitlist is full please contact Holly Boulia at haw65@cornell.edu.

LING 2248

This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas. There were thousands of languages spoken in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans and hundreds of these languages are ... view course details

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  •  8022LING 2248  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll because this class is full, please add yourself to the waitlist and attend the first day of class to see if space becomes available.

LING 2252

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

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2352SANSK 2252

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8388LING 2252  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 2251 or permission of instructor.

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

  • 16886LING 2264  LEC 001

LING 2822

Have you ever thought about what it takes to develop fluency in two languages?  How do people who are bilingual experience the world differently than those who speak a single language?  This class is designed ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2822

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18269LING 2822  LEC 001

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

  •  5217LING 3302  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  5872LING 3302  DIS 201

  •  5873LING 3302  DIS 202

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

  •  7313LING 3314  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  7314LING 3314  DIS 201

  • DIS 201 is reserved for undergraduate students 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

  •  5268LING 3316  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16678LING 3332  LEC 001

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

  •  7653LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6676LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7654LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7040LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7312LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6677LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7246LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8107LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6678LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7041LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7655LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7624LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16123LING 3390  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 4310

A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Mind & Reality in Science Fiction

  •  7745LING 4310  LEC 001

LING 4400

Studies the basic question of contemporary linguistics. Attempts to formalize universals of morphosyntax and to characterize the total repertory of constructions available to natural languages. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6400

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16140LING 4400  LEC 001

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

  •  6888LING 4423  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  7108LING 4423  DIS 201

  •  7666LING 4423  DIS 202

LING 4425

What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used? What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning? Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning ... view course details

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  • 16128LING 4425  LEC 001

LING 4429

This course introduces different ways of "formalizing" linguistic analyses, with examples from natural language syntax. Students learn to identify recurrent themes in generative grammar, seeing how alternative ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 6429

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16857LING 4429  LEC 001

LING 4432

Introduction to premodern Korean language. Focuses on early hangeul texts of the 15th century, also introduces materials written in Korean using Chinese characters before the 15th century, including ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: KRLIT 4432

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16132LING 4432  LEC 001

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

  •  7355LING 4492  RSC 701

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    • Cohn, A

  • 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

  •  7656LING 4494  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6674LING 4494  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7657LING 4494  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8346LING 4494  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7043LING 4494  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7247LING 4494  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8347LING 4494  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6675LING 4494  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7658LING 4494  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7044LING 4494  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7625LING 4494  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7045LING 4494  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16856LING 4494  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 4710

Bilingualism, even multilingualism, is a prevalent phenomenon in today's world, with more than half of the world's population using more than one language on a daily basis.  Previous negative stereotypes ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4712HD 4710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18480LING 4710  SEM 101

LING 6248

This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas. There were thousands of languages spoken in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans and hundreds of these languages are ... view course details

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  •  8025LING 6248  LEC 001

LING 6314

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 3314

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7905LING 6314  LEC 001

  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  8344LING 6314  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

  • DIS 202 is reserved for graduates only.

LING 6400

Studies the basic question of contemporary linguistics.  Attempts to formalize universals of morphosyntax and to characterize the total repertory of constructions available to natural languages. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 4400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16141LING 6400  LEC 001

  • 18586LING 6400  DIS 201

LING 6402

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8079LING 6402  LEC 001

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

  •  8029LING 6404  LEC 001

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

  •  8078LING 6422  LEC 001

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

  •  8108LING 6423  LEC 001

  •  8109LING 6423  DIS 201

  •  8110LING 6423  DIS 202

LING 6425

What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used?  What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning?  Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning ... view course details

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  • 16130LING 6425  LEC 001

LING 6429

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 4429

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18809LING 6429  LEC 001

LING 6600

Elicitation, recording, and analysis of data from a native speaker of an understudied non-Western language. Provides basic experience in linguistic fieldwork. view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18314LING 6600  DIS 201

LING 6601

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16125LING 6601  SEM 101

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

  •  7316LING 6603  SEM 101

  • 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 6604

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

  • 16733LING 6604  SEM 101

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

LING 6624

Introduction to the grammar of Old Irish. Reading from selected Old Irish glosses and prose works. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16137LING 6624  SEM 101

LING 6633

This seminar reviews and critiques current theoretical and experimental studies of first language acquisition, with a concentration on insights gained by cross-linguistic  study of this area. Attention ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 6330HD 6330

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 16859LING 6633  SEM 101

  • Undergraduates with an interest in language acquisition are also welcome to enroll in this class.

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

  •  8969LING 6692  SEM 101

LING 7702

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7659LING 7702  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  •  6200LING 7702  RSC 703

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    • Browne, E

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  •  7660LING 7702  RSC 704

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    • Cohn, A

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  •  7670LING 7702  RSC 705

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    • Despic, M

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  •  7046LING 7702  RSC 706

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    • Diesing, M

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  •  7311LING 7702  RSC 707

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    • Hale, J

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  •  8349LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  •  6889LING 7702  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  •  7661LING 7702  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  •  7047LING 7702  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  •  7626LING 7702  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  •  7048LING 7702  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  •  9134LING 7702  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

LING 7711

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8077LING 7711  SEM 101

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7039LING 7712  SEM 101