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

  • 17584LING 1100  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

  • 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

  •  5945LING 1101  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Harbert, W

  •  5946LING 1101  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5947LING 1101  DIS 202

    • W
    • Staff

  •  7881LING 1101  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  •  5948LING 1101  DIS 204

    • W
    • Staff

  •  8608LING 1101  DIS 205

    • W
    • Staff

  •  8609LING 1101  DIS 206

    • W
    • Staff

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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  •  8527LING 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

  •  7849LING 1109  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nussbaum, A

  •  7882LING 1109  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  7883LING 1109  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

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

  •  5418LING 1132  LEC 001

    • MTRF
    • Clary, T

  • 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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  •  7698LING 1170  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Swallow, K

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

  •  8108LING 2215  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Christiansen, M

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

  • 14929LING 2223  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diesing, M

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

  •  7914LING 2252  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Cummins, P

  • 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

  • 16658LING 2264  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

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

  •  5534LING 3302  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Cohn, A

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6122LING 3302  DIS 201

    • F
    • Cohn, A

  •  6123LING 3302  DIS 202

    • F
    • Cohn, A

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

  •  7379LING 3314  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Weiss, M

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

  •  7380LING 3314  DIS 201

    • W
    • Staff

  • 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

  •  5585LING 3316  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Stefansdottir, B

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

  •  7665LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7160LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7378LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7860LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7666LING 3390  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

LING 4424

Computational models of natural languages. Topics include tree syntax and treebank databases; broad-coverage probabilistic grammars; finite state generative phonology; computational semantics; computational ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4240CS 4744

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8605LING 4424  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rooth, M

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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  •  8223LING 4425  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

LING 4451

The prehistory and evolution of the sounds and forms of ancient Greek as reconstructed by comparison with the other Indo-European languages. view course details

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  • 14938LING 4451  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Prerequisite: thorough familiarity with morphology of classical Greek.

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

  •  7412LING 4492  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

  • 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

  •  7898LING 4494  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7162LING 4494  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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

  •  7773LING 6314  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Weiss, M

  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  7897LING 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7856LING 6402  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Zec, D

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7851LING 6404  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Despic, M

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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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6731

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14962LING 6422  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rooth, M

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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  •  8225LING 6425  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

LING 6451

The prehistory and evolution of the sounds and forms of ancient Greek as reconstructed by comparison with the other Indo-European languages. view course details

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  • 14940LING 6451  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Prerequisite: thorough familiarity with morphology of classical Greek.

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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  •   Combined with: LING 6604

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7382LING 6603  SEM 101

    • W
    • Zec, D

  • 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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  •   Combined with: LING 6603

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8349LING 6604  SEM 101

    • W
    • Zec, D

  • 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

  •  9534LING 6635  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

LING 7702

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7668LING 7702  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6389LING 7702  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Despic, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7165LING 7702  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7673LING 7702  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7900LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7159LING 7712  SEM 101

    • W
    • Despic, M