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Courses - Spring 2022
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, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
LING272
Biophysics of Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Examines the nature of mental representation of language in the physiology of the mind/brain, how it evolved, how it emerges in learners' minds, and how it decays through injury and illness. Insights from linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, animal behavior, molecular biology, and biophysics are brought to bear on how an abstract systematic behavior can arise within an animal brain.
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.
Alternating face-to-face/online class meetings, see the instructor for details.
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.
Alternating face-to-face/online class meetings, see the instructor for details.
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.
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.
Alternating face-to-face/online class meetings, see the instructor for details.
LING448
(Perm Req)
Advanced Laboratory Research in Linguistics
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
LING449J
Topics in Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING311.

Examination of the role of context in prediction during sentence processing. (How do people understand words within a particular context? How does the context affect people s predictions of what will come next in the sentence?). Discussion of behavioral and neural measures, as well as computational models of prediction and how they contribute to the theories of predictive processing.
LING460
Diversity and Unity in Human Languages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Prerequisite: LING240 or LING200.
Fundamentals of grammatical typology as they relate to issues in social attitudes towards language. Linguistic structure of standard and non-standard languages and dialects. Relationship of different writing systems to linguistic structure. Issues in bilingualism and multilingualism.
LING499
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Linguistics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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, S-F
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.
Alternating face-to-face/online class meetings, see the instructor for details.
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.
LING798
(Perm Req)
Research Papers in Linguistics
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LING799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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LING819J
Seminar in Syntactic Theory; Ellipsis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Theories of ellipsis from LSLT (and Ross 1969 Guess who?) to the present, including the nature of the phenomenon (deletion, LF copying, or something else?); the identity condition; and repair by ellipsis (What kinds of violations can/can't be repaired?).
LING848C
Seminar in Computational Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
LING849D
Seminar in Psycholinguistics; Implementing Cognitive Computations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listing with NACS728D. Credit only granted for LING849D or NACS728D.
LING879J
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LING898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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LING899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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