Upper-Division

LING 100 Phonetics I

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the sounds of human language. Involves a detailed examination of the human vocal tract, the mechanics of phonetic transcription within the system of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and the essentials of phonology, particularly how to do phonemic analysis of any language.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant McGuire, Amanda Rysling

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

LING 101 Phonology I

Introduction to how sounds pattern in grammars-why they vary, how they combine, etc. Emphasis is on developing theories to explain the patterns. Topics include distinctive feature theory, phonemic analysis, autosegmental phonology, and principles of syllabification and stress.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ryan Bennett, Jaye Padgett

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and GE Composition requirements and LING 100.

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

LING 102 Phonology II

Advanced phonological theory. Topics include markedness; underspecification theories; advanced topics in feature geometry, syllable theory, and stress theory; and optimality theory. Readings include published articles. Emphasis on theory construction and argumentation based on data.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rachel Walker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 103 Phonology III

Advanced topics in phonology, with an emphasis on reading both classic and contemporary research articles and book chapters. Prerequisite(s): LING 102 and enrollment by interview.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ryan Bennett

LING 105 Morphology

Study of the principles of word formation: derivation, inflection, and compounding; cross-linguistic study of morphological processes, morphological investigation and analysis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jorge Hankamer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 108 Poetry and Language

An introduction to the linguistic aspects of poetry, e.g., rhyme, meter, and larger-scale organization of poetic form. The emphasis is on English poetry, complemented by brief sketches of other poetic traditions.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

General Education Code

TA

LING 111 Syntactic Structures

Provides a basic introduction to the methods and results of generative grammar. It simultaneously provides an overview of the major syntactic constructions of English.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

MF

LING 112 Syntax I

An introduction to syntactic investigation, developed through the study of central aspects of English syntax. A major purpose is to introduce students to the study of language as an empirical science.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Jorge Hankamer, Ivy Sichel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 113 Syntax II

Further aspects of English syntax; universal and language-particular constraints on syntactic structures and rules. Further developments and extensions of generative theory.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maziar Toosarvandani

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 53, and LING 111 or LING 112.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 114A Syntax III

Advanced topics in syntax. Prerequisite(s): LING 113, satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jorge Hankamer

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 114B Readings in Linguistics

Introduces reading the primary literature in a sub-discipline of linguistics. Topics vary by instructor interest and readings will vary as a result. Emphasis is on how to read technically difficult works, evaluate arguments, and appreciate competing views. Coursework includes readings, presentations, and short response papers. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students should have completed appropriate upper-division courses in the relevant sub-disciplines; see instructor for recommendations. (Formerly offered as Readings in Syntax.)

Credits

5

LING 114C Topics in Linguistics

Advanced undergraduate course devoted to a topic in linguistics. Topics and linguistics sub-disciplines covered vary with instructor interest. Coursework includes problem sets, readings, presentations, and a term paper. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Students should have completed appropriate upper-division courses in the relevant sub-disciplines; see instructor for recommendations. (Formerly offered as Topics in Syntax.)

Credits

5

LING 116 Semantics II

Major issues in natural language semantics: nature of lexical entries, thematic relations, propositional representation or logical form; relation between semantic interpretation and syntactic representations, quantification and scope relations, reference and presupposition, coreference and anaphoric relations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jess Law

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 53, and LING 111 or LING 112.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 117 Pragmatics

Covers topics central in the study of pragmatics, the interpretation of language use. Topics include conversational implicature, speech acts and discourse understanding, and social deixis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Adrian Brasoveanu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 53 and LING 101; and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 118 Semantics III

Uses the tools learned in LING 53 and LING 116 (Semantics I and Semantics II), giving students the opportunity to explore important topics with heavy emphasis placed on reading primary-source literature. Readings form the basis for weekly lectures and the discussion section. Prerequisite(s): LING 116. Enrollment is by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

LING 120 Structure of English

Survey of grammatical structure of English and terminology of grammatical description. Covers phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of English and contrasts it with other languages.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 124 Language Typology

Introduces the branch of linguistics whose goal is to describe and explain the structural diversity of the world's languages. Focuses on what is known about variation in particular domains (e.g., syllable structure, word order, evidentiality), and how it might be explained.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maziar Toosarvandani

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 111 or LING 112, and LING 101.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 125 Foundations of Linguistic Theory

Survey of some of the history and foundational assumptions of generative grammar; also looks at some of the influence of generative linguistic theorizing on disciplines outside linguistics, notably psychology and philosophy.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 113 or LING 116.

LING 127 History of Linguistics

Topics in the history of linguistics, with a special focus on the 20th century.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 131 Spanglish: Language and Identities through Contact

In this synchronous online class, students investigate Spanglish as a linguistic and cultural phenomenon. Students learn linguistic tools to describe, analyze, and destigmatize Spanglish, and explore the ways that it is used to establish identity. Additionally, students compare Spanglish to ways of communicating in other bilingual contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Summer

LING 132 California Englishes

Examines varieties of California Englishes and the features that compose these varieties. Through this examination, course also tries to better understand how social categories such as race, gender, sexuality, age, and class relate to the linguistic variation found in California English varieties. Course also seeks to explain how linguistic features acquire social meaning, and how these features are adopted in the construction of identity.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 50, Introduction to Linguistics.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 133 Language OnLine (LOL): Communication in the Digital Era

In the age of social media, much of communication happens online. Despite claims to the contrary, the internet has not destroyed language; rather, language is thriving in new and vibrant ways online. This course uses the tools of linguistics to explore how the internet (with acronyms, emojis, and memes) has affected language use and how properties of language continue to shape online communication technologies. Topics covered include: whether emojis are language, what makes a spicy meme, how communities form online, and how online linguistic behaviors aid in the spread of misinformation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Pranav The Staff

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Summer

LING 140 Language Change

Methods and problems in the study of change in linguistic systems. Reconstruction of proto-languages; the comparative method. Theories of change and implications for the theory of grammar.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant McGuire

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 141 Ellipsis

Introduction to and survey of the ellipsis in natural language, including the typology of ellipsis processes, cross-linguistic uniformity and variation in ellipsis, and theoretical approaches and issues.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jorge Hankamer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 53 and LING 101; and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 144 Computational Methods for Linguists

Introduction to computational methods for linguists with little background in computer programming. Possible topics include: regular expressions, annotation, databases, and search. Students learn contemporary techniques in team-based programming and annotation.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 50, LING 53, and either LING 111 or LING 112. Enrollment is restricted to linguistics and language studies majors.

General Education Code

PR-E

LING 145 Native Languages of North America

Selective survey of the indigenous languages of North America, including a formal/structural component and an historical/social component. Topics include typological properties of these languages, current status, and revitalization efforts.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s):LING 101, and either LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 147 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics

Introduces quantitative methods for linguistics. Focuses on categorical data and continuous data, and using R. Students learn the basics of probability, statistics, and experimental design, and use R to apply them to linguistic data sets.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 53 and LING 101, and either LING 111 or LING 112.

General Education Code

SR

LING 151 Phonetics II

Hands-on introduction to instrumental phonetic analysis, phonetic analysis using experimental methods. Emphasis is on the acoustics and perception of speech. (Formerly Phonetic Analysis.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant McGuire

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 100.

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 152 Applied Phonetics

Examines areas in which phonetic analysis and experimentation are used in practice. Emphasizes problem-solving, experiments, and analytical tasks.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 151.

LING 154 Language and Social Identity

Introduction to sociolinguistics exploring the relationship between language and such social parameters as social status, ethnicity, race, gender, etc., including the role of language differences in the creation of social stereotypes. Emphasis on gathering, examining, and reporting data.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant McGuire

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and either LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 155 Language and Cognition

Introduces and examines some of the foundational assumptions, practices, and methods of generative grammar in comparison to those of other areas of cognitive science, notably psychology and philosophy.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 111 or LING 112; and LING 53 and LING 101.

LING 160 Language Engineering

Addresses a particular problem in language engineering, chosen for its practical and theoretical interest and its tractability. The entire course focuses on a team project to design a solution to the problem. Permission of instructor required.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

LING 164 Linguistics for Engineers

Introduction to computational linguistics for engineers with a focus on providing background and skills in linguistics. Students are expected to already have programming skills and basic computer science. Knowledge of shell scripting or a scripting language suggested.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 10 and CSE 14, or permission of instructor.

LING 171 Psycholinguistics I

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 LING 257. (Formerly LING 157, Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Theory.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Matt Wagers

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 50.

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

LING 172 Psycholinguistics II

Advanced topics in psycholinguistics and experimental linguistics, contemporary memory models, computational models of comprehension and production, and neurolinguistic findings and methodologies. Student work revolves around an extended research project in which students learn to apply advanced analytical techniques. (Formerly LING 158, Advanced Psycholinguistics.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Matt Wagers

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 171.

Quarter offered

Winter

LING 180 Structure of a Particular Language

Topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, or semantics of a language that is the research interest of the instructor. The language investigated changes with each offering of the course.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101; and LING 111 or LING 112.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 181 Structure of Romance Languages

Discusses topics in the phonology, syntax, and semantics of Romance languages, with emphasis left to the discretion of the instructor. Students read original research articles and pursue empirical investigation of Romance languages by collecting data from scholarly publications, fieldwork, and/or corpus analysis. Some knowledge of Italian, French, or Spanish is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 182 Structure of Spanish

The phonology and syntax of Spanish, studied from a modern linguistic perspective. Some knowledge of Spanish is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 183 Structure of French

The phonology, morphology, and syntax aspects of French. Some knowledge of French is helpful.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 185 Structure of Russian

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of Russian. Some knowledge of Russian is helpful.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 186 Structure of German

Phonological, morphological, and syntactic aspects of the structure of the German language. Some knowledge of German is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 187 Structure of Japanese

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of Japanese.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 188 Structure of Chinese Languages

Introduces the syntax and semantics of Chinese Languages (particularly Cantonese and Mandarin), especially those aspects that are typologically different from Indo-European languages like English. Students learn to appreciate typological differences in natural languages and develop skills to analyze them. Course involves a global classroom component: throughout the quarter students meet and work with students from another institute in an international location to explore language differences.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jess Law

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 189 Structure of Arabic

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of Arabic. (Mainly modern standard, but also some regional dialects.) No knowledge of Arabic is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and LING 111 or LING 112.

LING 190 Senior Research

Students produce a research paper or other significant project to satisfy the capstone requirement. Prerequisite(s): LING 101, and either LING 111 or LING 112. Concurrent enrollment in a specified upper-division course is required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor and is restricted to senior linguistics and language studies majors.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 193 Field Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

LING 195 Senior Thesis

Deadline for submission of thesis proposal is one year in advance of proposed completion. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for department-sponsored individual study programs off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person (e.g., supervision by correspondence). Preparation and approval must be completed by the fifth day of instruction of any given quarter. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

Cross-listed Courses

CSE 245 Computational Models of Discourse and Dialogue

Focuses on classic and current theories and research topics in the computational modeling of discourse and dialogue, with applications to human-computer dialogue interactions; dialogue interaction in computer games and interactive story systems; and processing of human-to-human conversational and dialogue-like language such as e-mails. Topics vary depending on the current research of the instructor(s) and the interests of the students. Students read theoretical and technical papers from journals and conference proceedings and present class lectures. A research project is required.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LING 245, CMPM 245

Instructor

Marilyn Walker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter