Upper-Division

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

The Staff, Amanda Rysling

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, LING 50.

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

R. Bennett

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): course 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

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Spring

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

Quarter offered

Fall

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

Quarter offered

Fall

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

P. Anand

Requirements

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

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall

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

I. Sichel

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 114A Syntax III

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

Credits

5

Instructor

Jorge Hankamer

LING 114B Readings in Syntax

Introduces reading the primary literature in syntax. Readings will vary. Emphasis is on how to read technically difficult works, evaluate arguments, and appreciate competing views. Coursework includes readings, presentations, and short response papers. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Prerequisite: course 113.

Credits

5

LING 114C Topics in Syntax

Advanced undergraduate course devoted to a topic in syntax. Topics vary and may include ellipsis, binding, agreement phenomena, alternative frameworks. Coursework includes problem sets, readings, presentations, and a term paper. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Prerequisite: course 113.

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

J. 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

Requirements

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

LING 118 Semantics III

Uses the tools learned in courses 53 and 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): course 116 and 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

M. Wagers

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 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.

Quarter offered

Winter

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

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 Phonetic Analysis

Introduction to instrumental phonetic analysis—analysis using experimental methods. Emphasis is on the acoustics and perception of speech.

Credits

5

Instructor

G. McGuire

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 101.

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

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Fall

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 157 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 257.

Credits

5

Instructor

Adrian Brasoveanu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 102 or LING 105 or LING 113 or LING 116. Enrollment is restricted to linguistics and language studies majors.

General Education Code

SR

LING 158 Advanced Psycholinguistics

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.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): LING 157. Enrollment is restricted to linguistics and language studies majors.

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 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

Requirements

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

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

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.

Quarter offered

Winter

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 Turkish

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of Turkish.

Credits

5

Requirements

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

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 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