Graduate

LING 211 Phonology A

First part of a three quarter introduction to phonology. Topics of the sequence include fundamentals of acoustic phonetics; introduction to optimality theory; theories of syllabification, stress, and prosodic organization; prosodic morphology; advanced issues in faithfulness and correspondence; segmental and suprasegmental processes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ryan Bennett

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 212 Phonology B

Second part of a three quarter introduction to phonology. Topics of the sequence include fundamentals of acoustic phonetics; introduction to optimality theory; theories of syllabification, stress, and prosodic organization; prosodic morphology; advanced issues in faithfulness and correspondence; segmental and suprasegmental processes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Junko Ito

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 211. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 214 Phonetics

Introduction to phonetic theory concentrating on acoustic phonetics and speech perception along with common experimental methods, the role of phonetic principles in explaining phonological patterns and markedness.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Rysling

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 216 Phonology Proseminar

One or more topics in phonological theory. Topics vary from year to year, covering literature and current research in phonology.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 212. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 219 Phonology Seminar

Advanced topics in phonology drawn from the current research interests of the instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

R. Bennett

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 212. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 219G Phonology Seminar

Advanced topics in phonology drawn from the current research interests of the instructor. Three-credit version of course 219. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 212. Enrollment is restrictedto graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 221 Syntax A

Introduction to syntactic theory. Phrase structure; subcategorization; lexical entries; passive; infinitival constructions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maziar Toosarvandani

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 222 Syntax B

Continuation of Syntax A. The syntax of unbounded dependencies, including constituent questions, relative clauses, clefts, topicalization. Constraints on extraction; unbounded versus successive cyclic movement; the licensing of gaps.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ivy Sichel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 221. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 226 Proseminar in Syntax

In-depth investigation of some topic in syntactic theory. Topics vary from year to year, covering literature and current research in grammatical structure from varying theoretical perspectives.

Credits

5

Instructor

I. Sichel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 222. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 226G Proseminar in Syntax

In-depth investigation of some topic in syntactic theory. Topics vary from year to year, covering literature and current research in grammatical structure from varying theoretical perspectives. Three-credit version of course 226. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 222. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 229 Syntax Seminar

Advanced topics in syntax drawn from the current research interests of the instructor.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 222. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 229G Syntax Seminar

Advanced topics in syntax drawn from the current research interests of the instructor. Three-credit version of course 229. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 222. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 231 Semantics A

Introduction to linguistic semantics: nature of lexical entries, thematic relations, representation of logical form; relation between semantic interpretation and syntactic representation, quantification and scope relations, reference and presupposition.

Credits

5

Instructor

Adrian Brasoveanu

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 232 Semantics B

Model-theoretic semantics for natural language. Truth-conditional, compositional semantics. Various logical ontologies and their application to natural language categories. Dynamic interpretation of discourse and anaphoric relations. Treatment of illocutionary force.

Credits

5

Instructor

P. Anand

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 231. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 236 Proseminar in Semantics

In-depth investigation of some topic in semantics and pragmatics. Topics vary from year to year, covering literature and current research in linguistic semantics and pragmatics.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 231. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

LING 236G Semantics Proseminar

In-depth investigation of some topic in semantics and pragmatics. Topics vary from year to year, covering literature and current research in linguistic semantics and pragmatics. Three-credit version of course 236. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 231. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students, or by consent of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 239 Semantics Seminar

Advanced topics in semantics drawn from the current research interests of the instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Law

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 232. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 239G Semantics Seminar

Advanced topics insemantics drawn from the current research interests of the instructor. Three-credit version of course 239. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 232. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 240 The Pedagogy of Linguistics

Provides training for graduate students in university-level pedagogy in general and in the pedagogy of linguistics specifically. Under the supervision of a faculty member, coordinated by a graduate student with substantial experience as a teaching assistant.

Credits

1

Instructor

M. Toosarvandani

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

LING 244 Computational Methods for Linguists

Practical introduction to computational methods for linguists. Topics covered: database development; indexation and search; morphological and syntactic parsing; and modern annotation methodologies. Students concurrently learn Python and JavaScript. No background in programming is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students, or by consent of the instructor.

LING 248 Topics in Computational Methods and Models

Seminar in computational approaches in linguistics and the language sciences with topics drawn from the current interests of the instructor.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 221 and LING 231. Enrollment is restricted to linguistics graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 249 Morphology Seminar

Presents theoretical and descriptive issues, particularly those raised by the framework of distributed morphology and its current competitors. Course work consists of readings, squibs, and a term paper.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 249G Morphology Seminar

Presents theoretical and descriptive issues, particularly those raised by the framework of distributed morphology and its current competitors. Coursework consists of readings and squibs. Three-credit version of course 249. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 257 Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Theory

Theory and methods in psycholinguistics, covering perception, production, and acquisition of language and linguistic structure. A hands-on, laboratory-style introduction to the topic, focusing on the relation between experimental findings and linguistic theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 157 or 257G

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 258 Advanced Psycholinguistics

Advanced topics in psycholinguistics and experimental linguistics. Contemporary memory models. Computational models of comprehension and production. Neurolinguistic findings and methodologies. Student work revolves around an extended research project in which students learn to apply advanced analytical techniques. Graduate students have separate evaluation criteria. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 258G.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 257. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 258G Advanced Psycholinguistics

Advanced topics in psycholinguistics and experimental linguistics. Contemporary memory models. Computational models of comprehension and production. Neurolinguistic findings and methodologies. Student work revolves around an extended research project in which students apply advanced analytical techniques. Graduate students have separate evaluation criteria. Three-credit version of course 258. Does not require a final paper. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 258.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 257. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 259 Phonetics Seminar

Advanced topics in acoustic and articulatory phonetics.

Credits

5

Instructor

G. McGuire

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 214. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 259G Phonetics Seminar

Advanced topics in acoustic and articulatory phonetics. Three-credit version of course 259. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 214. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 279 Research Seminar in Psycholinguistics

Contemporary research in psycholinguistic theory models, and methods. Topics vary with research interests of faculty and graduate students.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Wagers

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 280 Proseminar in Experimental Linguistics

Examines experimental design and analysis for gathering linguistic data; the advantages and disadvantages of major response measures, including reaction times; interaction with extra-grammatical factors; and statistics on categorical and continuous measures. Students present results in research papers. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 280G.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Rysling

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 280A Linguistic Investigation

Methods of primary linguistic investigation. Close study of one language typologically different from English. Data analysis and elicitation techniques.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 280B Linguis Investigati

Linguis Investigati

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 280G Proseminar in Experimental Linguistics

Examines experimental design and analysis for gathering linguistic data: the advantages and disadvantages of major response measures, including reaction times; interaction with extra-grammatical factors; and statistics on categorical and continuous measures. Three-credit version of course 280. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

LING 282 Field Methods

Exploration of a language previously unfamiliar to students through elicitation from a native speaker. Discussion of elicitation techniques. Students investigate selected aspects of the language in depth. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; enrollment is by instructor permission only.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Toosarvadani

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 290 Research Seminar

A research seminar for undergraduate and graduate students to develop the skills of the profession. Critical reading, reviewing, teaching, presentation, and writing. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Toosarvadani

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 295 Directed Reading

Directed reading which does not involve a term paper. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 296 Linguistics Colloquium

Independent graduate-level activities and assignments relating to professionalism; organizing and attending colloquium and conferences; participation in discussion at such events; and preparation of commentaries on academic papers. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to linguistics graduate students.

Credits

2

Instructor

M. Toosarvadani

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 297A Independent Study

Enrollment restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 297B Independent Study

Enrollment restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 297C Independent Study

Enrollment restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 297F Independent Study

Two-credit independent study. Enrollment restricted to graduate students, or by consent of instructor.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 299A Thesis Research

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 299B Thesis Research

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 299C Thesis Research

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes