LIN 1850 Introductory Symbolic Logic

MW       4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Instructor: Vineberg

The logic of propositions; the general logic of predicates and relations.

 

LIN 1860 Introductory Symbolic Logic Honors

MW       4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Instructor: Vineberg

Open only to Honors students.  The logic of propositions; the general logic of predicates and relations.

 

LIN 2720 (PL) Basic Concepts in Linguistics

Section 001

MW        2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Instructor: Staroverov

This course provides an introduction to the nature and complexity of human language.  We will study the structure of language at the level of words (morphology), the level of sounds (phonetics and phonology), and the level of phrases and sentences (syntax).  We will also consider the meanings of linguistic expressions (semantics). In addition to its focus on language, the course will review a variety of methods that linguists use to study language. The course will draw on data from English, and other languages of the world. This course fulfills the Philosophy and Letters General Education requirement.

 

LIN 3080 Cognitive Psychology: Fundamental Processes

MW        5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Instructor: Siple

This course is an introduction to the topic of human cognitive psychology.  It is concerned with how humans acquire, process, and represent information.  The lectures focus on fundamental theories, concepts, and empirical findings in the field of cognitive psychology.  Topics to be covered include object recognition, attention, memory, spatial cognition, speech and language, reading, imagery and problem solving.

 

LIN 3310 Language & Culture

M            5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Hilton

An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Using comparative approaches to language and culture accross time and space, explore variation and change, cognitive dimensions of language, language evolution, linguistic myths, and the use of language in social practice.

 

LIN 5050 Advanced Symbolic Logic

MW         12:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Instructor: Mckinsey

Formal, extensive treatment of first-order predicate logic with emphasis on the notions of a formal logical language and truth in a model; the logic of identity; definitive descriptions; brief introductions to set theory and the metatheory of propositional and first-order logic; some aditional advanced topics to be selected by instructor

 

LIN 5080 Phonetics

T            5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Naperala

The aim of this course is to provide the student with the practical skills and the conceptual framework to do further work in phonetics and phonology, especially as this involves the description and scientific explanation of language sound systems. Students will develop linguistic, physiologic, acoustic, and cultural knowledge as related to normal and disordered communication in the English language. This course will provide training in articulatory description, broad and narrow IPA transcription of American English speech sounds.

 

LIN 5210 Arabic Sociolinguistics

M            5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Zouhir

Arabic dialectology; Arabic as a minority language in contact. Theories and techniques developed outside Arabic, and their applicability to Arabic situations.

 

LIN 5220 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

M            2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Liu

Basic elements of Chinese Linguistics: sounds, grammar, dialects, language change.

 

LIN 5300 Syntax

T             5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: TBA

Theory of grammatical systems examined through analysis of sentance and word formation in a variety of human languages. Diversity and universals in grammar and theories of syntax.

 

LIN 5360 Normal Language Acquisition and Usage

Th           5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: TBA

This course will present a comprehensive introduction to the study of child language acquisition, its biological bases and cognitive and perceptual foundations. We will discuss the course of language acquisition in each language domain (phonology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and look at some of the methods that have been employed to collect and analyze child language data. Major theories of child language acquisition will also be discussed. The students will have an opportunity to collect and analyze a child language sample.

 

LIN 5700 Introduction to Linguistic Theory

M              5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Edwards

Introduction to the scientific study of language and methodologies of linguistic analysis: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

 

LIN 5715 Morphology

W              5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Staroverov

Morphology is a core area of Linguistics. The course will introduce the basic issues in the study of the internal structure of words, as well as the analytical techniques applied to morphological analysis. Students will learn how to analyze words of various (Indo-European and non-Indo-European) languages into morphemes, as well as to recognize morphological patterns and to utilize theoretical concepts in order to describe and analyze such patterns.

 

 

LIN 5730 English Grammar

Th             5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Pobutsky

 

This course provides an in-depth examination of the grammar of Standard Written English, using the descriptive approaches and terminology of both traditional grammar and linguistics. We will study the ways words and phrases are combined into clauses and sentences in English using a structure-function system of analysis. Coursework consists of readings; lectures; class discussion; many, many in-class and homework exercises; and exams. Open to undergraduates only.

 

 

LIN 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Linguistics

Section [001]

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a corequisite course; see section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Intensive training in literature search, linguistic analysis, and the preparation of scholarly written work.  Open to undergraduates only

 

LIN 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Linguistics- Honors

Section [501]

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a corequistie course; see section listings in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Intensive training in literature search, linguistic analysis, and the preparation of scholarly written work. Open to undergraduates only.

  

LIN 7710 Advanced Studies in Linguistic Structure: Cross-linguistic Variation in Syntax

Th          5:30 -- 8:00 pm

Instructor: TBA

This course provides an overview and a characterization of syntatctic variation across languages, including variation in the expression of transivity, tense and aspect, case, null subjects, determiner phrase, and word order. The course will integrate both the typological and theoretical approaches to syntactic variation, relying on two basic texts: 'Typology and Universals' by Bill Croft (CUP, 2003), and Mark Baker's Case: 'Its Principles and its Parameters' (CUP, 2015).

The requirements include regular attendance, reading, one midterm exam, and one term paper. It is designed to prepare students for researching a linguistic topic in depth. As such the class provides a platform from which one can identify and pursue an MA essay topic. Graduate standing is a prerequisite for this class, but in some cases asking the instructor for consent can waive this requirement.

 

LIN 7991 Directed Study in Linguistics

Section [001]

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature.

 

LIN 7991 Directed Study in Linguistics

Section [401]

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

A Research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature.

 

LIN 7999 Masters Essay Direction

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

 

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