Lower-Division

LING 50 Introduction to Linguistics

An introduction to the major areas, problems, and techniques of modern linguistics.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Wagers, J. Law

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

LING 53 Semantics I

Introduction to the logical foundations of natural language semantics. Logical and semantic relations, simple set theory, logical representations (propositional and predicate calculi, modal and tense logics) and their interpretations. A basic literacy course in the language of logical representation.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Brasoveanu

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

LING 80C Language, Society, and Culture

The study of language from a sociological perspective. Multilingualism, language change and variation, pidgins and creoles, the origin and diversification of dialects.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant McGuire

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 80D Language and Mind

A critical overview of the research program initiated by Noam Chomsky and its implications for theories of the human mind and brain.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-H

LING 80K Invented Languages, from Elvish to Esperanto

Considers invented languages, including Elvish and Klingon, as well as lesser-known ones that tackle ethical, social, or cognitive concerns. Students learn tools from contemporary linguistics to analyze language structures and understand how they relate to creator intentions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Pranav Anand

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 80M Language and Indigeneity in Mesoamerica

Explores indigenous experiences in Mesoamerica, focusing on the role of language in the formation of indigenous identities, both historically and in contemporary society. Also considers the linguistic correlates of inequalities experienced by indigenous communities since European contact. Students learn about some of the unique features of Mesoamerican indegenous languages, but no prior experience with linguistics is presumed.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Toosarvandani

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 80V Structure of the English Vocabulary

A systematic study of the elements of English words: besides the practical goal of vocabulary consolidation and expansion, explores the historical origin and development of word elements, as well as their sound, meaning, and function in the contemporary language.

Credits

5

LING 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring