LING630 - Seminar in Morphology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Seminar in Morphology
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING630301
Course number integer
630
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
David Scott Embick
Description
Readings in modern morphological theory and evaluation of hypotheses in the light of synchronic and diachronic evidence from various languages.
Course number only
630
Use local description
No

LING620 - Topics in Phonetics

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Phonetics
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING620301
Course number integer
620
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
W 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Description
Topics in Phonetics
Course number only
620
Use local description
No

LING580 - Semantics I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Semantics I
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING580401
Course number integer
580
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
MW 01:00 PM-02:30 PM
Level
graduate
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
580
Cross listings
LING380401
Use local description
No

LING570 - Developmental Psycholing

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Developmental Psycholing
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING570301
Course number integer
570
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
F 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Charles Yang
Description
The generative literature on language acquisition has produced many accurate and insightful descriptions of child language, but relatively few explicit accounts of learning that incorporate the role of individual experience into the knowledge of specific languages. Likewise, the experimental approach to language development has identified processes that could provide the bridge between the data and the grammar, but questions remain whether laboratory findings can sufficiently generalize to the full range of linguistic complexity. This course is an overview of research in language acquisition with particular focus on the important connection between what children know and how they come to know it.
Course number only
570
Use local description
No

LING550 - Syntax I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Syntax I
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING550001
Course number integer
550
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Julie Legate
Description
A general introduction at the graduate level to the analysis of sentence structure. The approach taken is that of contemporary generative-transformational grammar.
Course number only
550
Use local description
No

LING530 - Phonology I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Phonology I
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING530001
Course number integer
530
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rolf Noyer
Description
First half of a year-long introduction to the formal study of phonology. Basic concepts in articulatory phonetics; the distribution of sounds (phonemes and allophones); underlying and surface forms, and how to relate them using both ordered-rule and surface-constraint approaches. The survey of theoretical topics in this term includes distinctive features (context, organization, underspecification); the autosegmental representation of tone; and the theory of phonological domains and their interaction with morphological and syntactic constituency. Emphasizes hands-on analysis of a wide range of data.
Course number only
530
Use local description
No

LING520 - Phonetics I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Phonetics I
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING520401
Course number integer
520
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Description
Speech: its linguistic transcription, its quantitative physical description, and its relationship to the categories and dimensions of language structure and use. The physical basis of speech: acoustics, vocal tract anatomy and physiology, hearing and speech perception, articulation and motor control. Phonetic variation and change. Prosody: stress, intonation, phrasing speech rate. Phonetic instrumentation, the design and interpretation of phonetic experiments, and the use of phonetic evidence in linguistic research, with emphasis on computer techniques. Introduction to speech signal processing. Speech technology: introduction to speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech coding. This course will emphasize the phonetics of natural speech, and its connections to issues in other areas of linguistics and cognitive science.
Course number only
520
Cross listings
LING220401
Use local description
No

LING517 - Evolutionary Linguistics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Evolutionary Linguistics
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING517001
Course number integer
517
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
MW 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Gareth Roberts
Description
Evolutionary linguistics Scholars have been interested in the origins and evolution of language for hundreds of years, and work was published on the topic throughout the twentieth century. The end of the century, however, saw a considerable upsurge in serious scientific interest, leading to increasing interdisciplinary communication on the topic and the development of new empirical tools. This course offers an introduction to the literature in this field, bringing together research from a diverse range of disciplines, and laying out what questions remain and how they might possibly be answered.
Course number only
517
Use local description
No

LING504 - Neurolinguistics

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Neurolinguistics
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING504401
Course number integer
504
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Kathryn Schuler
Description
This course is a graduate seminar in neurolinguistics. We will explore language in the brain through readings and discussion.
Course number only
504
Cross listings
LING304401
Use local description
No

LING495 - Games and Signals

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Games and Signals
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING495001
Course number integer
495
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robin L. Clark
Description
Game Theory has provided a new way of looking at linguistic meaning, particularly pragmatics (the use of language). This course will survey the use of Game Theory in linguistics as well as develop the techniques for studying signaling behavior. We will look at the formal foundations of signaling with particular attention paid to games of incomplete information (games where even which game is being played is uncertain). This will allow us to extend pragmatics beyond Gricean conversational maxims to areas like deception and polite signaling.
Course number only
495
Use local description
No