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LING200
Introductory Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HESP120 or LING200.
Additional information: This course serves as the prerequisite for further courses in linguistics.
An exploration of the nature of human language. Introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of modern linguistic analysis (sound systems, word formation, sentence structure). Examination of the factors that contribute to dialect differences and the social implications of language variation. Additional topics may include: semantics, pragmatics, language change, writing systems, typology, language universals, comparison with other communication systems.
LING240
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in LING200.
Additional information: Required for Linguistics majors and recommended for students in related fields.
The study of language as a cognitive phenomenon. 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.
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: LING311; or 2 courses in PHIL and (PHIL170 or PHIL370); or permission of ARHU-Philosophy department.
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.
LING419M
Topics in Syntax; Acquisition of understudied languages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PRE-REQUISITES: LING 311 Investigation of the acquisition of the morphosyntax of languages that are not extensively documented, with a particular focus on Tashlhiyt Berber. Methodologies reviewed include the construction of a corpus of child-directed speech and the design of behavioral studies to model the children's hypothesis space and developmental timeline. Knowledge from LING444 will be helpful but is not required.
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, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Linguistics department.
LING449F
Topics in Psycholinguistics; Acquisition of wh-questions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PRE-REQUISITES: LING 311 Examination of the role of argument structure in children's acquisition of wh-questions. Methods for probing children's (1) representation of events and thematic roles in relation to verbs and arguments and (2) representation of dependencies in statements vs. questions.
LING449G
Topics in Psycholinguistics; Experimental morphosyntax
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PRE-REQUISITES: LING 311 and LING 321 An examination of how analytical and psycholinguistic methods can inform morphosyntactic and morphophonological theories. Focus on Semitic languages and behavioral priming experiments.
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LING499R
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Linguistics; Understanding Language Understanding
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of department. In this class we'll ask, what does it mean to understand language? We'll look at the pieces of the puzzle from two perspectives: the sciences of the artificial (to steal a term from Herbert Simon), and the sciences o f the natural world, i.e. the study within cognitive science of the human capacity for language. Contact the instructor for information about registering for this course.
LING499S
Directed Studies in Linguistics; Speech Technology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PRE-REQUISITES: Permission of instructor Introduction of techniques and models used in speech technology, including a survey of methods in the last several decades. Focus on the interaction between speech technology and human speech perception, or the lack thereof in some cases. Contact the instructor for information about registering for this course.
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.
LING644
Language Acquisition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: LING640.
Interpretations of observational and experimental work on children's language development, and relationship between developmental stages and theories of human language faculties.
LING661
Issues in Semantics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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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LING859
Seminar in Language Acquisition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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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