LING-Linguistics

LING 51 Phonetics

Practical training in hearing and recording sounds in a wide range of phonetic systems. Demonstrations and practice in phonetic analysis and description. Study in the techniques of using an informant.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

LING 80A Languages of the World

The origin and development of language, language families and their relations, language types, and language change. Special study of a small number of typologically contrasting languages. Focus on the study of language from anthropological and historical perspectives.

Credits

5

LING 80B Modern English Grammar

Elementary introduction to modern standard English grammar, both formal and informal, both written and spoken. Stresses the importance of linguistic evidence in understanding grammatical correctness; offers a demystification and critique of older traditional grammar in the light of recent research.

Credits

5

LING 80E Looking at Science Through Language

What is science? Anatomy of the scientific method, with linguistics as exemplification. Theories, evidence, falsification, scientific revolutions.

Credits

5

LING 80P Sounds of the World's Languages

Emphasizes the acquisition of four related skills: recognition, transcription, description, and production of speech sounds. Involves learning the highly useful phonetic alphabet, and acquiring an understanding of the articulatory and acoustic properties of speech sounds.

Credits

5

Instructor

Geoffrey Pullum

Repeatable for credit

Yes

LING 89 The Hungarian Language

Reviews the major aspects of Hungarian grammar concentrating on features that separate Hungarian from Indo-European languages.

Credits

1

LING 104 Phonetics Practicum

Supervised experience with acoustic speech analysis equipment. Students learn to make and interpret waveforms, spectrograms, pitch tracks, etc., based on live or recorded speech. Some reading required.

Credits

1

LING 106 Phonetics II

Grounding in the physics and physiology of speech sounds: production, acoustics, and perception. Analysis of wave forms and spectrograms. The nature of phonetic processes and the application of phonetic studies of phonological investigations.

Credits

5

LING 161 Natural Language Processing

An introduction to the computer simulation of the process of natural language understanding, one of the most significant new applications of linguistics. Concentrates on syntactic processing; parsing, representation of lexical information, and knowledge representation.

Credits

5

LING 163 Computational Morphology and Phonology

Introduction to computer simulation of phonological and morphological knowledge. Intended for linguistics and computer science majors having an interest in natural language analysis.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 184 Structure of Irish

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of Irish, along with a consideration of its current sociopolitical situation. No knowledge of Irish required. Prerequisite(s): course 101, and course 111 or 112. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 190 Senior Research

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

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LING 194 Senior Project

Deadline for submission of project 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 197 Squib Writing

Students write one squib (one to ten pages) per week except for weeks three and seven, when they write two squibs. A selection of the squibs is presented in class; one or two will be rewritten.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jorge Hankamer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior linguistics and language studies majors with an advanced understanding of linguistics.

LING 201 History of Linguistics

The history and recent development of the science of linguistics, with primary emphasis on the development of generative grammar. Origin, development, and relationships of major theoretical frameworks. Pivotal controversies, arguments, and discoveries.

Credits

5

LING 213 Phonology C

Third 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

Requirements

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

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 223 Syntax C

Continuation of Syntax B. The syntax of anaphora. Topics vary from year to year, and may include the following: coreference in antecedent-pronoun relations; reflexives and reciprocals; disjoint reference; bound-variable anaphora; ellipsis; semantic and pragmatic constraints on anaphora.

Credits

5

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 233 Semantics C

Third and final course in the graduate introduction to semantics, focusing on questions at the border between semantics and pragmatics. Concerns include: modality, conditionals, non-declarative meaning, and context and context structure viewed from a dynamic perspective.

Credits

5

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Spring

LING 257G 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. Graduate students have separate evaluation criteria. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 157 or 257. Three-credit version of course 257. Does not require a final paper.

Credits

3

Instructor

Matthew Wagers

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

LING 265 Mathematical Foundations of Linguistics

A survey of the basic mathematical notions fundamental to the understanding of work in theoretical syntax, semantics, and phonology. Topics covered include basic set theory, formal logic, boolean algebra, graph theory, and formal language theory.

Credits

5

Requirements

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

LING 266 Proseminar in Computational and Mathematical Linguistics

In-depth investigation of some topic in computational or mathematical linguistics. Topics vary from year to year.

Credits

5

LING 269 Philosophy of Linguistics

Exploration of certain metaphysical and epistemological issues relating to the subject matter of linguistics.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes