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LING 1100 : FWS: Language, Thought, and Reality
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
In this course the students learn the skill of writing at the university level. Instructors offer themes for their courses within their own special areas of expertise.  
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LING 1101 : Introduction to Linguistics
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Overview of the science of language, especially its theoretical underpinnings, methods, and major findings. Areas covered include: the relation between sound and meaning in human languages, social variation in language, language change over time, universals of language, and the mental representation of linguistic knowledge. Students are introduced to a wide variety of language phenomena, drawn not only from languages resembling English, but also from many that appear to be quite unlike English, such as those native to the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.
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LING 1101 : Introduction to Linguistics
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Overview of the science of language, especially its theoretical underpinnings, methods, and major findings. Areas covered include: the relation between sound and meaning in human languages, social variation in language, language change over time, universals of language, and the mental representation of linguistic knowledge. Students are introduced to a wide variety of language phenomena, drawn not only from languages resembling English, but also from many that appear to be quite unlike English, such as those native to the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.
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LING 1104 : WIM: Introduction to Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: COGST 1104, PHIL 1911, PSYCH 1104 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This section is highly recommended for students who are interested in learning about the topics covered in the main course through writing and discussion. 
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LING 1109 : English Words: Histories and Mysteries
Crosslisted as: CLASS 1699 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Where do the words we use come from? This course examines the history and structure of the English vocabulary from its distant Indo-European roots to the latest in technical jargon and slang. Topics include formal and semantic change, taboo and euphemism, borrowing, new words from old, "learned" English loans from Greek and Latin, slang, and society.
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LING 1131 : Elementary Sanskrit I
Crosslisted as: CLASS 1331, SANSK 1131 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible.
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LING 1132 : Elementary Sanskrit II
Crosslisted as: CLASS 1332, SANSK 1132 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible.
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LING 1170 : Introduction to Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: COGST 1101, CS 1710, PHIL 1910, PSYCH 1102 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Most people have privileged access to one mind, yet this internal experience is often misleading and provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical entities like brains (or other substrates). Instead, an objective, deliberated, and multidisciplinary approach is necessary.  To that end, cognitive science draws on, and integrates, at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course provides an introduction to the insights that these disciplines offer cognitive science while introducing students to current understanding of attention, memory, visual perception, learning, problem solving, language comprehension, and consciousness. 
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LING 2215 : Psychology of Language
Crosslisted as: COGST 2150, PSYCH 2150 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Provides an introduction to the psychology of language. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the scientific study of psycholinguistic phenomena. Covers a broad range of topics from psycholinguistics, including the origin of language, the different components of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), processes involved in reading, computational modeling of language processes, the acquisition of language (both under normal and special circumstances), and the brain bases of language.
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LING 2221 : Language and Society
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
We will explore how language and society affect each other. How do class, age, ethnicity, gender, and geography affect the way people speak? Why are some ways of speaking considered prestigious and others stigmatized? How does increased use of online communication and social media affect how we communicate? How are power relations captured in language? How does national policy-e.g., "English-only" policies-affect both politics and language use? What are the linguistic issues behind the Ebonics debate? In this course we consider these questions both in the context of the United States and other parts of the world.
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LING 2251 : Intermediate Sanskrit I
Crosslisted as: CLASS 2351, SANSK 2251 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose.
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LING 2252 : Intermediate Sanskrit II
Crosslisted as: CLASS 2352, SANSK 2252 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose.
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LING 2261 : Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics
Crosslisted as: LING 6261 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Proto-Indo-European and the chief historical developments of the daughter languages.
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LING 2264 : Language, Mind, and Brain
Crosslisted as: COGST 2264 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An introduction to neurolinguistics, this course surveys topics such as aphasia, hemispheric lateralization and speech comprehension as they are studied via neuroimaging, intracranial recording and other methods. A key focus is the relationship between these data, linguistic theories, and more general conceptions of the mind. Appropriate for students from any major.
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LING 3302 : Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This course is an introduction to both phonetics (the study of the physical properties of the sounds of human language) and phonology (the organization and patterning of those sounds). The first part of the course focuses on the main areas of phonetics: articulation, acoustics, and perception. Students acquire basic skills, such as production and perception of speech sounds, transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and instrumental analysis of speech. In the second part of the course students are introduced to key concepts in phonology, including rules, representations, and analysis of sound patterns. Throughout the course aspects of the sound systems of a wide range of world languages are studied.
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LING 3303 : Introduction to Syntax and Semantics
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This course explores both syntax (how words and phrases are combined into sentences) and semantics (how the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences are interpreted). The course aims to give students to the ability to address questions regarding syntactic and semantic properties of languages in a rigorous and informed fashion. Topics covered include phrase structure, grammatical relations, transformations, semantic composition, modification, quantification, and the syntax/semantics interface. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on forming and testing hypotheses.
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LING 3314 : Introduction to Historical Linguistics
Crosslisted as: LING 6314 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages.
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LING 3315 : Old Norse I
Crosslisted as: MEDVL 3315 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, and the purpose is twofold: the students gain knowledge of an ancient North Germanic language, important from a linguistic point of view, and gain access to the medieval Icelandic (and Scandinavian) literature. The structure of Old Norse (Old Icelandic), phonology, and morphology, with reading of selections from the Prose-Edda, a 13th-century narrative based on the Eddaic poetry. 
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LING 3316 : Old Norse II
Crosslisted as: MEDVL 3316 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, and the purpose is twofold: the students gain knowledge of an ancient North Germanic language, important from a linguistic point of view, and gain access to the medieval Icelandic (and Scandinavian) literature.  Extensive reading of Old Norse texts, among them selections from some of the major Icelandic family sagas: Njals saga, Grettis saga, and Egils saga, as well as the whole Hrafnkels saga.
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LING 3390 : Independent Study in Linguistics
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads.
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LING 3390 : Independent Study in Linguistics
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads.
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LING 4401 : Phonology I
Crosslisted as: LING 6401 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Provides an introduction to phonological theory. The empirical basis, theoretical approaches, and relevant literature are explored through extensive data analysis and critical reading.
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LING 4403 : Syntax I
Crosslisted as: LING 6403 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An advanced introduction to syntactic theory within the principles and parameters/minimalist frameworks. Topics include phrase structure, argument structure (unaccusative verbs, unergative verbs, double object constructions), principles of word order, and the binding theory.
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LING 4421 : Semantics I
Crosslisted as: LING 6421 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical areas in detail, among them complementation (combining heads with their arguments), modification, conjunction, definite descriptions, relative clauses, traces, bound pronouns, and quantification. An introduction to logical and mathematical concepts used in linguistic semantics (e.g., set theory, functions and their types, and the lambda notation for naming linguistic meanings) is included in the course.
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LING 4423 : Morphology
Crosslisted as: LING 6423 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages.
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LING 4424 : Computational Linguistics
Crosslisted as: COGST 4240, CS 4744 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
In this course students use grammars to analyze word structure, sentence structure and meanings. Applying functional programming techniques, participants concretize many familiar ideas from linguistics in working programs. Students learn about expressive power of grammars and consider the implications for applied natural language systems. 
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LING 4425 : Pragmatics
Crosslisted as: LING 6425, PHIL 4720, PHIL 6720 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used? What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning? Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning depends on the context of utterance. However, it can be difficult to draw a line between pragmatics and semantics. In this course, we will investigate various topics that walk this line, including varieties of linguistic inference (including entailment, presupposition, and implicature), anaphora, indexicals, and speech acts.
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LING 4426 : The Structure of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Survey of phonology, morphology and syntax of Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Topics stressed include tonal accents, relative clauses, questions, placement of clitics within the clause, numeral constructions, gender, and number agreement, possessives, word order, word formation, verb aspects.
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LING 4474 : Natural Language Processing
Crosslisted as: COGST 4740, CS 4740, CS 5740 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Computationally oriented introduction to natural language processing, the goal of which is to enable computers to use human languages as input, output, or both. Possible topics include parsing, grammar induction, information retrieval, and machine translation.
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LING 4491 : Honors Research Workshop I
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This course provides structure and guidance to students doing an honors thesis in linguistics. The course consists of biweekly meeting of all honors thesis writers with the course instructor. Students will prepare presentations and written materials including topic, background, outline, methodology for honors project for class presentation and discussion. The course also covers aspects of linguistics research methodology.
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LING 4492 : Honors Research Workshop II
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This course provides structure and guidance to students doing an honors thesis in linguistics. The course consists of biweekly meeting of all honors thesis writers with the course instructor. Students will submit drafts of the introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions. Students will comment on each others drafts. Students will also work on presentation skills.
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LING 4493 : Honors Thesis Research
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Directed honors thesis research for students working on an honors thesis, taken with the student's honors thesis chair or other committee member.
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LING 4494 : Honors Thesis Research
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Directed honors thesis research for students working on an honors thesis, taken with the student's honors thesis chair or other committee member.
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LING 4710 : Bilingualism & Cognition: Exploring the Bilingual Cognitive Advantage Across the Lifespan
Crosslisted as: COGST 4712, HD 4710 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Bilingualism, even multilingualism, is a prevalent phenomenon in today's world, with more than half of the world's population using more than one language on a daily basis.  Previous negative stereotypes regarding bilingualism have now been proven wrong, and a growing body of behavioral and neuroimaging research has provided evidence for the positive effects of bilingualism on cognitive outcomes across the lifespan – from infants to elderly lifelong bilinguals.  In this interdisciplinary course, we will debate common myths about bilingualism, and review and critique the cognitive advantages of bilingualism from perspectives of developmental psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and sociolinguistics.  Students will critique and debate critical works in the field, and develop research proposals, applying interdisciplinary methods of design and methods in a peer group of other students involved in related research.
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LING 6261 : Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics
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LING 6314 : Introduction to Historical Linguistics
Crosslisted as: LING 3314 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages.
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LING 6401 : Phonology I
Crosslisted as: LING 4401 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Provides an introduction to phonological theory. The empirical basis, theoretical approaches, and relevant literature are explored through extensive data analysis and critical reading.
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LING 6402 : Phonology II
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
A continuation of LING 6401 with a focus on developing research skills.
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LING 6403 : Syntax I
Crosslisted as: LING 4403 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An advanced introduction to syntactic theory within the principles and parameters/minimalist frameworks. Topics include phrase structure, argument structure (unaccusative verbs, unergative verbs, double object constructions), principles of word order, and the binding theory.
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LING 6404 : Syntax II
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
A continuation of LING 6403, focusing on syntactic dependencies, including the theory of control, an examination of locality constraints on movement, covert versus overt movement, and the syntax of quantification. The purpose of the course is to develop the background needed for independent syntactic research.
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LING 6421 : Semantics I
Crosslisted as: LING 4421 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical areas in detail, among them complementation (combining heads with their arguments), modification, conjunction, definite descriptions, relative clauses, traces, bound pronouns, and quantification. An introduction to logical and mathematical concepts used in linguistic semantics (e.g., set theory, functions and their types, and the lambda notation for naming linguistic meanings) is included in the course.
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LING 6423 : Morphology
Crosslisted as: LING 4423 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Addresses the basic issues in the study of words and their structures. Provides an introduction to different types of morphological structures with examples from a wide range of languages.
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LING 6425 : Pragmatics
Crosslisted as: LING 4425, PHIL 4720, PHIL 6720 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used?  What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning?  Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning depends on the context of utterance.  However, it can be difficult to draw a line between pragmatics and semantics.  In this course, we will investigate various topics that walk this line, including varieties of linguistic inference including entailment, presupposition, and implicature), anaphora, indexicals, and speech acts.
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LING 6601 : Topics in Phonetics/Phonological Theory
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Examination of recent developments in the core areas of phonetics and phonology as well as its interfaces with other components of the grammar (e.g., morphosyntax, semantics or pragmatics).  Topics covered include current approaches and relevant theoretical and historical perspectives.
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LING 6603 : Research Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.
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LING 6604 : Research Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Provides a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing research, and development of professional skills. Participants must enroll in a concurrent independent study with a special committee member, or a relevant workshop.
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LING 6606 : Historical Syntax
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
A course on change in language structure, beginning with an overview of widely attested types of syntactic change and proceeding to an introduction of current theoretical treatments. Topics covered include grammaticalization, word order, and the interplay between morphological and syntactic change. Assumes a basic background in syntax.
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LING 6635 : Indo-European Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
An assortment of subjects intended for students with previous training in Indo-European linguistics: problems in the reconstruction of Proto Indo-European, topics in the historical grammars of the various IE languages, reading and historical linguistic analysis of texts, and grammatical sketches of "minor" IE languages.
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LING 6692 : Phonetic Data Analysis Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
The phonetics data analysis workshop provides students with practice in analysis and visualization of phonetic data, using Matlab, R, and Praat. Experiment design and statistical methods are emphasized.
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LING 7701 : Directed Research
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
An independent study for graduate students.
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LING 7702 : Directed Research
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
An independent study for graduate students.
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LING 7710 : Computational Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in computational linguistics.
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LING 7711 : Semantics Seminar
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Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in semantics.
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LING 7712 : Syntax Seminar
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Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in syntax.
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LING 7713 : Phonetics Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in phonetics.
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