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: Linguistics and (Pre-) History

  • 17508LING 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

  • Topic: FWS: The Death of Language

  • 17509LING 1100  SEM 102

  • 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: Creating the Science of Language

  • 17510LING 1100  SEM 103

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

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

  •  6443LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  6444LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  8564LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  6445LING 1101  DIS 204

  • 15973LING 1101  DIS 205

  • 15974LING 1101  DIS 206

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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  • 10018LING 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

  •  8517LING 1109  LEC 001

  •  8565LING 1109  DIS 201

  •  8566LING 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

  •  5891LING 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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  •  8336LING 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

  •  8843LING 2215  LEC 001

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

  •  8606LING 2252  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 2251 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6019LING 3302  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6623LING 3302  DIS 201

  •  6624LING 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7962LING 3314  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in LING 3302; or permission of instructor.

  •  7963LING 3314  DIS 201

  • DIS 201 is reserved for undergraduate students only.

  • 18628LING 3314  DIS 203

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

  •  6070LING 3316  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

  •  7373LING 3390  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8274LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7719LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7961LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7374LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7902LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8534LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7720LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8275LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8246LING 3390  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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

  •  7577LING 4423  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

LING 4424

In this course students use grammars to analyze word structure, sentence structure and meanings. Applying functional programming techniques, participants concretize many familiar ideas from linguistics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4240CS 4744

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15963LING 4424  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: LING 1101 or equivalent background in linguistics and CS 2110 or equivalent preparation in computer science.

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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  •  9047LING 4425  LEC 001

LING 4426

Survey of phonology, morphology and syntax of Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Topics stressed include tonal accents, relative clauses, questions, placement of clitics within the clause, numeral constructions, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16236LING 4426  LEC 001

LING 4455

The features and genetic relationships of the major dialects of ancient Greek, supplemented by the reading and analysis of representative epigraphical and literary texts. view course details

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  • 18455LING 4455  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

  •  7998LING 4492  RSC 701

  • 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

  •  7371LING 4494  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Browne, E

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8277LING 4494  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8589LING 4494  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7721LING 4494  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7903LING 4494  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8590LING 4494  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7372LING 4494  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7722LING 4494  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8247LING 4494  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7723LING 4494  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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

  • 10020LING 4710  SEM 101

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  8430LING 6314  LEC 001

  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  8588LING 6314  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

  • DIS 202 is reserved for graduates only.

LING 6402

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8530LING 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

  •  8521LING 6404  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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  •   Combined with: LING 4423

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8535LING 6423  LEC 001

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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  •  9049LING 6425  LEC 001

LING 6455

The features and genetic relationships of the major dialects of ancient Greek, supplemented by the reading and analysis of representative epigraphical and literary texts. view course details

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  • 18458LING 6455  LEC 001

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

  •  7965LING 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

  •  9391LING 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 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

  • Topic: Advanced Tocharian

  • 18178LING 6635  SEM 101

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

  •  8851LING 6692  SEM 101

LING 7702

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6901LING 7702  RSC 703

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    • Browne, E

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  •  8280LING 7702  RSC 704

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    • Cohn, A

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  •  8288LING 7702  RSC 705

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    • Despic, M

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  •  7724LING 7702  RSC 706

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    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7960LING 7702  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Hale, J

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  •  8591LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7578LING 7702  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7725LING 7702  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8248LING 7702  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7726LING 7702  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

LING 7710

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Neurolinguistics Seminar

  • 15966LING 7710  SEM 101

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Aspect of Interface btwn Syntax & Morpho-Phonology

  •  7718LING 7712  SEM 101

LING 7713

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Phonetics in the lexicon

  • 16237LING 7713  SEM 101