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Courses - Spring 2020
LING
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LING200
Introductory Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HESP120 or LING200.
Additional information: Does not count toward the Linguistics major and does not fulfill prerequisite requirements for all upper-level courses.
An exploration of the nature of human language, designed for non-majors. Introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of modern linguistic analysis (sound systems, word formation, sentence structure). Additional topics may include: semantics, pragmatics, social aspects of language, dialects, language change, acquisition, writing systems, typology, language universals, comparison with other communication systems, etc.
LING240
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Additional information: Required for Linguistics majors and recommended for students in related fields.
The study of language as a cognitive phenomenon. Focus on mastering the concepts and technical skills required for further courses in linguistics. Ways of representing people's knowledge of their native language, ways in which that knowledge is attained naturally by children, and how it is used in speaking and listening. Additional topics may include: animal communication, language and the brain, language and thought.
LING248
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Laboratory Research in Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
LING262
HERITAGE LANGUAGES AND THEIR SPEAKERS
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Additional information: One class per week will be in-field instruction in collecting data from heritage speakers.
An interdisciplinary examination of the phenomenon of heritage language (a bilingual's home language which is distinct from the dominant language of the wider society). Relationship between linguistic structure, cultural and social aspects of language use, and language change. Interpretations of experimental and theoretical work. Relevance of heritage languages for linguistic theory, language policy, and education.
LING311
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING240.
Basic concepts, analytical techniques of generative syntax, relation to empirical limits imposed by viewing grammars as representations of a component of human mind. Aspects of current theories.
LING312
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING311.
Continuation of LING311. Development of theories of syntax. Criteria for revising theories. Methods and strategies of scientific efforts to explain natural phenomena.
LING321
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING240.
Properties of sound systems of human languages, basic concepts and analytical techniques of generative phonology. Empirical limits imposed by viewing grammars as cognitive representations. Physiological properties and phonological systems; articulatory phonetics and distinctive feature theory.
LING322
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING321.
Continuation of LING321. Further investigation of phonological phenomena and phonological theory. Revising and elaborating the theory of the phonological representation; interaction of phonology and morphology.
LING330
Historical Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING321.
Recommended: LING311.
A traditional presentation of language change. Language types and families, sounds and writing systems, grammatical categories. Reconstruction of proto-languages by internal and comparative methods.
LING350
Philosophy of Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHIL170 or LING311.
Cross-listed with PHIL360. Credit only granted for: LING350 or PHIL360.
The nature and function of language and other forms of symbolism from a philosophical perspective.
LING419T
Topics in Syntax; Learning the Meaning Of Modals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING311; or permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.

Description: Current theories of the meaning of modal expressions (words used to talk about possibilities and necessities such as "can" or "maybe"), with a special focus on child language acquisition.
LING444
Child Language Acquisition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING311.
Examines language acquisition in infancy and early childhood: the nature of children's linguistic representations and how these develop naturally. Role of (possible) innate linguistic structure and interaction of such structure with experience. Evaluation of methods and results of current and classic research leading to contemporary models of language development.
LING448
(Perm Req)
Advanced Laboratory Research in Linguistics
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
LING449T
Topics in Psycholinguistics; Language and Thought
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING321 and LING311; or permission of ARHU-Linguistics department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

Does language shape cognition? Do the details of our native language(s) determine how we perceive the world? Can learning language give us access to new concepts? Explores these questions through case studies that include: color categorization, spatial frames of reference, navigation, theory of mind, time, and number.
LING499
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Linguistics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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LING499C
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Linguistics; Teaching Assistantship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
LING499H
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Linguistics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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LING611
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING610.
Topics of current theoretical interest examined through data from a variety of languages.
LING621
Issues in Phonology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING620.
Topics of current interest in phonological theory examined through data from several languages.
LING641
Issues in Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING640.
Topics of current interest in psycholinguistics, including both theoretical approaches and experimental and analytical issues in language acquisition, language processing, and neurolinguistics.
LING661
Issues in Semantics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING660; or permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
A second course in semantic theory. Application of basic concepts and methods to topics of current theoretical interest.
LING689
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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LING689T
Independent Study; Pedagogy for Linguistics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Designed for novice instructors to collaboratively explore and evaluate methodologies that support teaching improvement and learner achievement.
LING773
Computational Linguistics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING723, CMSC723, or INST735; or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with CMSC773, INST736. Credit only granted for: CMSC773, LING773, or INST736.
Additional information: CMSC students may only receive PhD Comp. credit for CMSC723 or CMSC823, not both.
Natural language processing with a focus on corpus-based statistical techniques. Topics include: stochastic language modeling, smoothing, noisy channel models, probabilistic grammars and parsing; lexical acquisition, similarity-based methods, word sense disambiguation, statistical methods in NLP applications; system evaluation.
LING798
(Perm Req)
Research Papers in Linguistics
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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LING799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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LING819G
LING879E
LING888
LING889
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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LING896
Research Paper in Minor Area
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING888.
This course is designed to strengthen the students' ability to do research in a minor area of expertise, and to help them create a publishable piece. In addition, the course constitutes part of a set of requirements to advance to doctoral candidacy.
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LING898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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LING899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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