LIN 1850 Intro to Symbolic Logic

T/TH 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Instructor: Yeakel

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

 LIN 1860 Intro to Symbolic Logic Honors

T/TH 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Instructor: Yeakel

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

LIN 2720 (PL) Basic Concepts in Linguistics

Section 001

M/W 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Instructor: Barton

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.

Section 002

T/TH 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Instructor: Rakhlin

LIN 2730 Lanugages of the World

T/TH 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Instructor: Pobutsky

Survey of structure of major language families of the world, western and non-western; interrelationships of language and culture; universals and variations of universals in language and culture. 

LIN 3080 Cognitive Psychology: Fundamental Processes

T/TH 2:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Instructor: Jones

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 5080 Phonetics

T/TH 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Instructor: 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 5100 Languages of Asia 

W 2:30 pm - 5:00

Instructor: Haiyong

Introduction to major language families in Asia; grammar, sounds, language contacts. 

LIN 5290 Phonology 

W 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Instructor: Staroverov

The sound systems of a variety of human languages compared and contrasted in an indoduction to the diversity and similarities in human sound systems. Theories of the nature of sound systems and methods of analysis in phonology and morphophonology will be presented. 

LIN 5320 Language and Societies 

T/Th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Instructor: Chrisomalis

For graduate students and adanced undergraduates with a background in linguistic anthropology. Students read classic and contemporary works of linguistic anthropology to expand knowledge of human language sociality; conduct a major original research project. 

LIN 5360 Normal Language Acquisition and Usage

W 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Shawna

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 5730 English Grammar

T/TH 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm 

Instructor: TBD

 

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 5750 Theories of Second Language Acquisition

 

M 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 

The complex processes involved in learning a foreign/second language, including the nature of inter language and the individual and collective factor influencing learner success and the effectiveness of instruction. 

 

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 6700 History of Arabic

T/TH 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Instructor: El-Sharkawi 

History of the evolution of Arabic. Data from phonetics/phonology and morpho-syntax will form the basis of study.

LIN 6720 Topics in Linguistics CHildren's Acquisition of Linguistics Knowledge 

TH 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Rakhlin

Topics such as: pragmatics, historical linguistics, history of English, language and gender, language and variation, language and evolution. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. 

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

M 5:30 -- 8:00 pm

Instructor: Edwards

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 7999 Masters Essay Direction

Arranged

Instructor: Staroverov

 
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