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

  • 17745LING 1100  SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5828LING 1101  LEC 001

  •  5829LING 1101  DIS 201

  •  5830LING 1101  DIS 202

  •  7533LING 1101  DIS 203

  •  5831LING 1101  DIS 204

  •  8070LING 1101  DIS 205

  •  8071LING 1101  DIS 206

  • 16784LING 1101  DIS 207

  • 16785LING 1101  DIS 208

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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  •  8034LING 1104  SEM 101

    • TBA
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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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  •   Combined with: CLASS 1332SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5315LING 1132  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1131 or permission of instructor.

LING 1170

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from ... view course details

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  •  7384LING 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

  •  7722LING 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

  •  8464LING 2223  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: AIIS 2240LING 6248

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16866LING 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

  •  7548LING 2252  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Akepiyapornchai, M

  • 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

  •  5430LING 3302  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: LING 1101 or permission of instructor.

  •  6002LING 3302  DIS 201

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  •  6003LING 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7189LING 3314  LEC 001

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

  •  7190LING 3314  DIS 201

  •  9606LING 3314  DIS 202

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

  •  5481LING 3316  LEC 001

LING 3322

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  •   Combined with: ROMS 3220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17919LING 3322  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: ROMS 3221 or permission of instructor.

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

  •  9408LING 3390  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7359LING 3390  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7188LING 3390  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7513LING 3390  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9409LING 3390  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7360LING 3390  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9410LING 3390  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16931LING 3390  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16932LING 3390  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16933LING 3390  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  8068LING 4424  LEC 001

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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  •  7821LING 4425  LEC 001

LING 4457

Language of the Homeric epics: dialect background, archaisms, modernizations. Notion of a Kunstsprache: its constitution, use, and internal consistency. Phonological and morphological aspects ... view course details

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  • 16170LING 4457  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Prerequisite: ability to read Homeric 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

  •  7218LING 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

  •  6985LING 4494  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7544LING 4494  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Weiss, M

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16991LING 4494  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Staff

LING 4712

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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  • Topic: Speech Acts and Social Norms

  • 17280LING 4712  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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  •   Combined with: AIIS 2240LING 2248

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16869LING 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 3314

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7448LING 6314  LEC 001

  • Graduate Students enroll in this level for Historical Linguistics.

  •  7543LING 6314  DIS 203

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  • DIS 203 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

  •  7512LING 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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7508LING 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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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6731

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8484LING 6422  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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  •  7823LING 6425  LEC 001

LING 6457

Language of the Homeric epics: dialect background, archaisms, modernizations. Notion of a Kunstsprache: its constitution, use, and internal consistency. Phonological and morphological aspects ... view course details

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  • 16172LING 6457  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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

  • 16864LING 6600  SEM 101

  • 16865LING 6600  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

      Murray, S

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

  •  7192LING 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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  •   Combined with: LING 6603

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7909LING 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 6634

An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics. view course details

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  • Topic: Speech Acts and Social Norms

  • 17283LING 6634  SEM 101

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

  •  8390LING 6635  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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

  • 16862LING 6692  SEM 101

LING 7702

An independent study for graduate students. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9400LING 7702  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Abusch, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7361LING 7702  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Cohn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6986LING 7702  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Diesing, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7365LING 7702  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Murray, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9399LING 7702  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

      Zec, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9398LING 7702  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Rooth, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7545LING 7702  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Tilsen, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9630LING 7702  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Whitman, J

  • Phonology reading group with Abby Cohn.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16992LING 7702  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Zec, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16993LING 7702  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  • 16595LING 7710  SEM 101

LING 7712

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6983LING 7712  SEM 101

LING 7713

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

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16863LING 7713  SEM 101