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LING 1100 : FWS: Language, Thought, and Reality
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Dorit Abusch
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: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sam Tilsen
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 2019 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 1132 : Elementary Sanskrit II
Crosslisted as: CLASS 1332, SANSK 1132 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Todd Clary
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 2019 Instructor:
Khena Swallow
This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical intities like brains.  To address this issue, cognitive science integrates work from at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course introduces students to the insights these disciplines offer into the workings of the mind by exploring visual perception, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, language, and consciousness. 
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LING 2215 : Psychology of Language
Crosslisted as: COGST 2150, PSYCH 2150 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Morten Christiansen
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 2223 : Language and the Law
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Molly Diesing
This course addresses topics including origins of legal language, linguistics in the courtroom, plagiarism, and language rights. It introduces areas of linguistics such as syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics which explicate a wide range of legal matters where both spoken and written language come to fore.
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LING 2248 : Native American Languages
Crosslisted as: AIIS 2240, AIIS 6240, LING 6248 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sarah Murray
This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas. There were thousands of languages spoken in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans and hundreds of these languages are still spoken today. We will look at several of these languages in terms of their linguistic structure as well as from social, historical, and political perspectives. No prior linguistic background is required and no previous knowledge of any Native American languages is presumed.
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LING 2252 : Intermediate Sanskrit II
Crosslisted as: CLASS 2352, SANSK 2252 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Manasicha Akepiyapornchai
Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose.
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LING 3302 : Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Draga Zec
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 3314 : Introduction to Historical Linguistics
Crosslisted as: LING 6314 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages.
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LING 3316 : Old Norse II
Crosslisted as: MEDVL 3316 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Brynhildur Stefansdottir
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 3322 : History of Romance Languages II
Crosslisted as: ROMS 3220 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Ti Alkire
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LING 3390 : Independent Study in Linguistics
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Dorit Abusch
Abigail Cohn
Molly Diesing
Sarah Murray
Alan Nussbaum
Mats Rooth
Sam Tilsen
John Whitman
Draga Zec
Independent study of linguistics topics not covered in regular curriculum for undergrads.
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LING 4424 : Computational Linguistics
Crosslisted as: COGST 4240, CS 4744 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Natalie DelBusso
Computational models of natural languages. Topics include tree syntax and treebank databases; broad-coverage probabilistic grammars; finite state generative phonology; computational semantics; computational minimalist grammar; finite state optimality-theoretic phonology; Hidden Markov models of acoustic realization; text and speech corpora; lab methods in Unix/Linux environment.
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LING 4425 : Pragmatics
Crosslisted as: LING 6425, PHIL 4720, PHIL 6720 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Dorit Abusch
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 4457 : Homeric Philology
Crosslisted as: GREEK 4457, GREEK 7457, LING 6457 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Alan Nussbaum
Language of the Homeric epics: dialect background, archaisms, modernizations. Notion of a Kunstsprache: its constitution, use, and internal consistency. Phonological and morphological aspects of epic compositional technique.
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LING 4492 : Honors Research Workshop II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Draga Zec
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 4494 : Honors Thesis Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sam Tilsen
Michael Weiss
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 4712 : Topics in the Philosophy of Language
Crosslisted as: LING 6634, PHIL 4710, PHIL 6710 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
William Starr
An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics.
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LING 6248 : Native American Languages
Crosslisted as: AIIS 2240, AIIS 6240, LING 2248 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sarah Murray
This course explores the wide variety of languages indigenous to the Americas. There were thousands of languages spoken in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans and hundreds of these languages are still spoken today. We will look at several of these languages in terms of their linguistic structure as well as from social, historical, and political perspectives. No prior linguistic background is required and no previous knowledge of any Native American languages is presumed.
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LING 6314 : Introduction to Historical Linguistics
Crosslisted as: LING 3314 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Survey of the basic mechanisms of linguistic change, with examples from a variety of languages.
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LING 6402 : Phonology II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Abigail Cohn
A continuation of LING 6401 with a focus on developing research skills.
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LING 6404 : Syntax II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Natalie DelBusso
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 6422 : Semantics II
Crosslisted as: PHIL 6731 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Mats Rooth
Uses the techniques introduced in Semantics I to analyze linguistic phenomena, including quantifier scope, ellipsis, and referential pronouns. Temporal and possible worlds semantics are introduced and used in the analysis of modality, tense, and belief sentences. The phenomena of presupposition, indefinite descriptions, and anaphora are analyzed in a dynamic compositional framework that formalizes the idea that sentence meaning effects a change in an information state.
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LING 6425 : Pragmatics
Crosslisted as: LING 4425, PHIL 4720, PHIL 6720 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Dorit Abusch
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 6457 : Homeric Philology
Crosslisted as: GREEK 4457, GREEK 7457, LING 4457 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Alan Nussbaum
Language of the Homeric epics: dialect background, archaisms, modernizations. Notion of a Kunstsprache: its constitution, use, and internal consistency. Phonological and morphological aspects of epic compositional technique.
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LING 6600 : Field Methods
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Abigail Cohn
Sarah Murray
Elicitation, recording, and analysis of data from a native speaker of an understudied non-Western language. Provides basic experience in linguistic fieldwork.
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LING 6603 : Research Workshop
Crosslisted as: LING 6604 Semester offered: Spring 2019 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
Crosslisted as: LING 6603 Semester offered: Spring 2019 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 6634 : Topics in the Philosophy of Language
Crosslisted as: LING 4712, PHIL 4710, PHIL 6710 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
William Starr
An investigation of varying topics in the philosophy of language including reference, meaning, the relationship between language and thought, communication, modality, logic and pragmatics.
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LING 6635 : Indo-European Workshop
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Alan Nussbaum
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 2019 Instructor:
Sam Tilsen
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 7702 : Directed Research
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Dorit Abusch
Abigail Cohn
Molly Diesing
Sarah Murray
Alan Nussbaum
Draga Zec
Mats Rooth
Sam Tilsen
John Whitman
An independent study for graduate students.
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LING 7710 : Computational Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Mats Rooth
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in computational linguistics.
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LING 7712 : Syntax Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
John Whitman
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in syntax.
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LING 7713 : Phonetics Seminar
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sam Tilsen
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in phonetics.
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