LING521 - Phonetics II

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Phonetics II
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING521001
Course number integer
521
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
MW 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Mark Y. Liberman
Description
This is a methodology course, which focuses on how to conduct phonetics research using very large speech corpora. Topics include scripting and statistical techniques, automatic phonetic analysis, integration of speech technology in phonetics studies, variation and invariability in large speech corpora, and revisiting classic phonetic and phonological problems from the perspective of corpus phonetics.
Course number only
521
Use local description
No

LING503 - Sound Structure of Lang

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Sound Structure of Lang
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING503401
Course number integer
503
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 5
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rolf Noyer
Description
An introduction to articulatory and acoustic phonetics; phonetic transcription; basic concepts and methods of phonological analysis.
Course number only
503
Cross listings
LING230401
Use local description
No

LING502 - Linguistic Field Methods

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Linguistic Field Methods
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING502401
Course number integer
502
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Julie Anne Legate
Description
Instruction and practice in primary linguistic research, producing a grammatical sketch and a lexicon through work with a native-speaker consultant and some reference materials. Consultant work is shared with LING 302. Each student will write a final paper on some aspect of the language.
Course number only
502
Cross listings
LING302401
Use local description
No

LING496 - Agents and Evolution

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Agents and Evolution
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING496001
Course number integer
496
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
WLNT 300C
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robin L. Clark
Description
The course surveys Evolutionary Game Theory and Agent-Based Models with special reference to language. We will develop systems for modeling various types of language change as well as the dynamics of linguistic micro-variation. Topics include semantic/pragmatic cycles in signaling, the maintenance of conventional meaning, and testing for selection in language change.
Course number only
496
Use local description
No

LING380 - Semantics I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Semantics I
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING380401
Course number integer
380
Meeting times
MW 09:30 AM-11:00 AM
Meeting location
WLNT 300C
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Florian Schwarz
Description
This course provides an introduction to formal semantics for natural language. The main aim is to develop a semantic system that provides a compositional interpretation of natural language sentences. We discuss various of the aspects central to meaning composition, including function application, modification, quantification, and binding, as well as issues in the syntax-semantics interface. The basic formal tools relevant for semantic analysis, including set theory, propositional logic, and predicate logic are also introduced.
Course number only
380
Cross listings
LING580401
Use local description
No

LING302 - Linguistic Field Methods

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Linguistic Field Methods
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING302401
Course number integer
302
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Julie Anne Legate
Description
Instruction and practice in primary linguistic research, producing a grammatical sketch and a lexicon through work with a native-speaker consultant and some reference materials. Consultant work is shared with LING 502.
Course number only
302
Cross listings
LING502401
Use local description
No

LING270 - Language Acquisition

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Language Acquisition
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING270001
Course number integer
270
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 231
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Charles Yang
Description
An introduction to language acquisition in children and the development of related cognitive and perceptual systems. Topics include the nature of speech perception and the specialization to the native language; the structure and acquisition of words; children's phonology; the development of grammar; bilingualism and second language acquisition; language learning impairments; the biological basis of language acquisition; the role in language learning in language change. Intended for any undergraduate interested in the psychology and development of language.
Course number only
270
Use local description
No

LING230 - Sound Structure of Lang

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Sound Structure of Lang
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING230401
Course number integer
230
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 5
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rolf Noyer
Description
An introduction to phonetics and phonology. Topics include articulatory phonetics (the anatomy of the vocal tract; how speech sounds are produced); transcription (conventions for representing the sounds of the world's languages); classification (how speech sounds are classified and represented cognitively through distinctive features); phonology (the grammar of speech sounds in various languages: their patterning and interaction) and syllable structure and its role in phonology.
Course number only
230
Cross listings
LING503401
Use local description
No

LING210 - Intro To Language Change

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Intro To Language Change
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING210001
Course number integer
210
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
BENN 20
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Donald A. Ringe
Description
This course covers the principles of language change and the methods of historical linguistics on an elementary level. The systematic regularity of change, the reasons for that regularity, and the exploitation of regularity in linguistic reconstruction are especially emphasized. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of languages, both familiar and unfamiliar. The prerequisite for the course is any course in phonetics or phonology, or Ling 001, or permission of the instructor. Note that this course does NOT satisfy any sector requirement.
Course number only
210
Use local description
No

LING151 - Language and Thought

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Language and Thought
Term
2019A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING151401
Course number integer
151
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
LEVN AUD
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
John C. Trueswell
Description
This course describes current theorizing on how the human mind achieves high-level cognitive processes such as using language, thinking, and reasoning. The course discusses issues such as whether the language ability is unique to humans, whether there is a critical period to the acquisition of a language, the nature of conceptual knowledge, how people perform deductive reasoning and induction, and how linguistic and conceptual knowledge interact.
Course number only
151
Cross listings
PSYC151401
Use local description
No