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Course ID:CLAS(LING) 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Nature of the English Vocabulary
Course
Description:
The nature and composition of the English vocabulary, with particular attention to Greek and Latin elements, and its development among diverse cultures and societies; techniques of morphological analysis, allomorphy, derivational morphology, formal and semantic change, and Indo-European etymology.
Athena Title:ENGLISH VOCABULARY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Study of Language
Course
Description:
The scientific study of language, emphasizing such topics as the organization of grammar, language in space and time, and the relationship between the study of language and other disciplines.
Athena Title:STUDY OF LANGUAGE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 2100H, LING 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 2100H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Study of Language (Honors)
Course
Description:
The scientific study of language, emphasizing such topics as the organization of grammar, language in space and time, and the relationship between the study of language and other disciplines.
Athena Title:STUDY OF LANGUAGE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 2100, LING 2100E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 2100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Study of Language
Course
Description:
The scientific study of language, emphasizing such topics as the organization of grammar, language in space and time, and the relationship between the study of language and other disciplines.
Athena Title:STUDY OF LANGUAGE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 2100, LING 2100H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 3050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Course
Description:
Fundamentals of language in general and Spanish in particular. Linguistic knowledge, language variation, and language contact phenomena. Representative Spanish sound systems, syllabic structure, sentence patterns, structure and meaning of words. Analysis of data from oral and written registers. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:INTRO TO SPAN LING
Prerequisite:SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3010H or SPAN 3011
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Phonetics and Phonology
Course
Description:
Principles of speech articulation and acoustic features of vowels and consonants; transcription of speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet, focusing on English but including many other languages; and the study of patterns of sounds across languages to understand phonological theory: how speech is systematically represented in the human mind.
Athena Title:Phonetics and Phonology
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SLAV(LING) 3070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Slavic Linguistics
Course
Description:
An overview of the Slavic family of languages, aspects of their historical development, and characteristics of their modern linguistic systems. Selected topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics of individual Slavic languages will be addressed. No prior knowledge of any Slavic language is required. All readings and discussions will be in English.
Athena Title:Intro to Slavic Linguistics
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(LING) 3080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Anthropology of Language
Course
Description:
Anthropological studies in language, including origins and evolution, prehistory, geographical distribution, typology and classification, language and speech communities. Relationships between language and culture, language and society, and language and environment will be emphasized.
Athena Title:ANTHRO OF LANGUAGE
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or LING 2100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 3090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to French Linguistics
Course
Description:
The field of French linguistics, emphasizing such topics as the internal and external history of French; the sounds, forms, and vocabulary of modern French; and the linguistic variation within France and the French-speaking world.
Athena Title:Intro to French Linguistics
Prerequisite:FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMSD(LING) 3120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Study of Language Development
Course
Description:
Normal development of children's reception, integration, and expression of linguistic information; cultural, gender, socioeconomic, cognitive, and prelinguistic influences on language development.
Athena Title:LANGUAGE DEVELOP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMSD(LING) 4500/6500
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Generative Syntax
Course
Description:
Techniques and formalisms for analyzing syntactic phenomena of human languages within the framework of generative grammar. Examples will be drawn primarily from English.
Athena Title:Generative Syntax
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 3150W
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3150W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Generative Syntax
Course
Description:
Techniques and formalisms for analyzing syntactic phenomena of human languages within the framework of generative grammar. Examples will be drawn primarily from English.
Athena Title:Generative Syntax
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 3150, ENGL 3150
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Generative Syntax
Course
Description:
The investigation of English syntax and the development of a theory of generative transformational grammar begun in Generative Syntax. Course expands the range of constructions covered (now including Wh-questions and relative clauses) and focuses on a universal phrase structure system called X-bar Theory rather than language-specific rules.
Athena Title:Advanced Generative Syntax
Prerequisite:LING 3150 or LING 3150W
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Morphology
Course
Description:
Introduction to the linguistic study of word structure and how this relates to other components of the grammar of a language (phonology, syntax, semantics). Theoretical issues and problems in the study of morphology will be discussed in connection with the analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.
Athena Title:Morphology
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contrastive Grammar: German - English
Course
Description:
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.
Athena Title:Contrastive Grammar Ger Eng
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 4380, GRMN 6380, LING 4380, LING 6380
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language, Mind, and Brain
Course
Description:
Introduction to the field of neurolinguistics. Examining the neural basis of human language, the course relates data from techniques like neuroimaging and electrophysiology to computational models across multiple levels of analysis, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Athena Title:Language Mind and Brain
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Heritage German: Language Change and Language Shift
Course
Description:
Provides a broad overview of the social and institutional factors that affect language use in German-speaking heritage communities in the United States. Emphasis is placed on quantifiable methods for correlating extra-linguistic factors with observable changes in language use over time.
Athena Title:Heritage German
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Languages of the World
Course
Description:
The classification and distribution of languages of the world and a survey of linguistic structures as exemplified by selected languages.
Athena Title:Languages of the World
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language, Politics, and Identity
Course
Description:
An examination of the role of language in the construction of social identities, the formation of language ideologies, language management activities, and the politics of language from a sociolinguistic perspective.
Athena Title:Language, Politics, Identity
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100H or LING 2100E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3860. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Evolution of German as a Standard Language
Course
Description:
Provides an understanding of the linguistic processes and cultural factors determining the evolution of German as a codified standard language from the Reformation to the present.
Athena Title:Evol German as Standard Lang
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 3990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Linguistics
Course
Description:
Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY LING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:LING 2100 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4005/6005. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the English Language
Course
Description:
The development of present English through the stages of Old English, Middle English, and early Modern English. Study of elementary phonetics, phonemics, sound change, and dialect variation.
Athena Title:HIST ENG LANG
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or ENGL(LING) 3030 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2500 or ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4010/6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:American English
Course
Description:
The history, present status, and future prospects of American English, including standards and internal variation.
Athena Title:AMERICAN ENGLISH
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 3030 or ENGL(LING) 4005/6005 or LING 2100
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4022/6022. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Phonetics and Phonology
Course
Description:
Detailed study of specific phonological theories and the phonetics/phonology interface, building on knowledge acquired in the introductory phonetics and phonology course.
Athena Title:ADV PHON & PHON
Undergraduate Prerequisite:LING 3060 and permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:LING 6021
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(LING) 4031/6031-4031D/6031D. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evolution of Human Cognition
Course
Description:
Examination of the biological evolution of human cognition (consciousness, cognition, and ultimately language), drawing on recent findings in neurobiology, cognitive science, linguistics, paleoanthropology, primatology, cognitive anthropology, cognitive ethology ("mental experience of animals"), cognitive and development psychology, psycholinguistics, evolutionary psychology, and the philosophy of mind/brain.
Athena Title:EVOL HUMAN COG
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ANTH(LING) 4030-4030D
Pre or Corequisite:ANTH 1102 or PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING)(AFAM) 4040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Use in the African American Community
Course
Description:
History and structure of the speech and language styles used in the African American community; examination of linguistic and cultural issues that confront the majority of African Americans; the role of the vernacular language of African Americans in society.
Athena Title:AFR AMER LANG USE
Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 3030 or ENGL(LING) 4005/6005 or LING 2100
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(AFAM)(ENGL) 4050/6050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Structure of African American English
Course
Description:
Discussion and analysis of the phonological, morphological, lexical, discourse, and syntactic structures of African American English and their interaction as the grammatical system of language use in the African American community.
Athena Title:STRUCTURE OF AAE
Prerequisite:LING 2100
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4060/6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Old English
Course
Description:
The language and literature of England before the Norman Conquest, with reading of selected texts.
Athena Title:OLD ENGLISH
Undergraduate Prerequisite:LING 2100 or ENGL(LING) 3030 or any two 2000-level ENGL course or (one 2000-level ENGL course and one 2000-level CMLT course)
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(ENGL) 4080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Variation and the Linguistics of Speech
Course
Description:
Introduction to the study and theory of language as it is actually used by people in speech and writing. Regional and social language variation and variation in text corpora will both be considered, as will the relationship of language variation to language change.
Athena Title:LG VAR LING SPEECH
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(LING) 4090/6090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive Anthropology
Course
Description:
Folk systems of knowledge, with an emphasis on how people in different societies culturally identify, define, label, and classify phenomena such as color terms, plants, animals, and other environmental resources.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE ANTH
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Lexicography
Course
Description:
Principles and methods of dictionary making with emphasis on monolingual English and bilingual dictionaries. Topics may include typology of dictionaries and dictionary users, the history of lexicography, the collection and selection of headwords and examples; the definition style, pronunciation, labeling, translation equivalents, etymology, illustrations, and encyclopedic information.
Athena Title:LEXICOGRAPHY
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 3030 or ENGL(LING) 4005/6005 or LING 2100
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GREK(LATN)(LING) 4150/6150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Course
Description:
The positions of Greek and Latin within the Indo-European language family with special attention to the phonological evolution of both Greek and Latin from Proto-Indo-European.
Athena Title:Comp Grammar Greek and Latin
Undergraduate Prerequisite:LATN 3010 or LATN 3010W or GREK 2001 or GREK 2001W or GREK 2003 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4160/6160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Compositional Semantics
Course
Description:
An introduction to the formal analysis of sentential meaning, from a linguist's perspective. After first isolating a truth-conditional notion of literal meaning, we will use techniques from logic to describe how the meanings of sentences are built from those of their parts.
Athena Title:Compositional Semantics
Undergraduate Prerequisite:[(LING 3150 or LING 3150W) and (PHIL 2500 and PHIL 2500H and PHIL 2500E)] or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:LING 8150 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4170/6170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Second Language Acquisition
Course
Description:
Linguistic theories of second language acquisition, with emphasis on the acquisition of English. Topics include order of acquisition, sociocultural factors with linguistic bases, and neurolinguistic models.
Athena Title:SECOND LANG ACQ
Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 3030 or ENGL(LING) 4110/6110 or LING 2100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 4190. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in the English Language
Course
Description:
A special topic not otherwise offered in the English curriculum. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN ENG LANG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4210/6210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Indo-European Studies
Course
Description:
The Indo-European language family: the various early Indo-European dialects, their grammatical structures, and the evolution of those structures from the proto-language.
Athena Title:Intro to Indo-European Studies
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Language
Course
Description:
Topics such as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, truth, definition, analyticity, ambiguity, metaphor, symbolism, and the uses of language.
Athena Title:Philosophy of Language
Prerequisite:[(PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H or PHIL 2500E) and any 3000-level PHIL course] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 4380/6380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contrastive Grammar: German-English
Course
Description:
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.
Athena Title:Contrastive Grammar Grmn Engl
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 3280, LING 3280
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
Course
Description:
An introduction to quantitative and statistical approaches for analyzing human language. Topics include fundamentals of quantitative and empirical research, descriptive and analytical statistics, hypothesis testing, data modeling and visualization. Data are drawn from a wide range of linguistic subfields.
Athena Title:Quant Methods Linguistics
Prerequisite:(LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Deductive Systems
Course
Description:
Symbolic-mathematical logic, examining the propositional and predicate calculi, with emphasis on problems in translation and formalization and topics in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
Athena Title:Deductive Systems
Prerequisite:PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H or PHIL 2500E or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Model Theory
Course
Description:
Formal semantics for sentential and first-order predicate logic, including both soundness and completeness results for first-order logic. Additional topics may include Goedel's incompleteness results, the Skolem-Lowenheim theorem, or possible world semantics for modal logics.
Athena Title:MODEL THEORY
Undergraduate Prerequisite:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4530/6530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Finite-State Linguistics
Course
Description:
Introduces finite-state automata as both a theoretical framework as well as a practical tool for phonetics, (morpho)phonology, and (certain aspects of) syntax. Students will learn to use software toolkits for linguistic analysis and how to work with natural-language corpora.
Athena Title:Finite State Linguistics
Undergraduate Prerequisite:LING 3060 or LING(ENGL) 3150 or LING 3150W
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4540/6540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Grammar Formalisms
Course
Description:
Introduction to grammar formalisms as applied in computational linguistics. This course is open to graduate students with no prior background in linguistics.
Athena Title:Grammar Formalisms
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 4550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the History of Spanish
Course
Description:
An introduction to the historical events that shaped the development of Spanish from Latin and the resulting linguistic evolution, including phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, and semantic changes. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:Intro to History of Spanish
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 3050
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CLAS) 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sanskrit I
Course
Description:
The phonology, morphology, and syntax of the classical Sanskrit language, emphasizing the position of Sanskrit within the Indo-European language family and its importance for Indo-European linguistics.
Athena Title:Sanskrit I
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CLAS) 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sanskrit II
Course
Description:
Continued studies in both the synchronic and diachronic grammar of classical Sanskrit.
Athena Title:SANSKRIT II
Prerequisite:LING(CLAS) 4610/6610
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 4630. 3 hours.
Course Title:French Phonetics
Course
Description:
The French sound system in theory and practice. How French sounds are formed and how they reflect social class and geographical origin. Work on pronunciation in class and the language laboratory. Given in French.
Athena Title:FRENCH PHONETICS
Prerequisite:FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:German Phonology and Morphology
Course
Description:
Theoretical and applied German phonology and word structure. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GER PHONOL MORPHOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN(LING) 6810
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 4650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Phonetics and Language Variation
Course
Description:
Speech organs and systematic description of Spanish sounds. Comparison of English and Spanish patterns of stress, pronunciation, and intonation. Examination of recurrent pronunciation errors. Description of major geographical and social dialects. Practice in pronunciation and transcription of sounds. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SPAN PHONETICS
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 3050
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4690/6690. 3 hours.
Course Title:Historical Linguistics
Course
Description:
Traditional methods of historical linguistics are reviewed, with examples from several different language families. Various kinds of possible phonological and syntactic changes are investigated in relation to modern linguistic theory.
Athena Title:Historical Linguistics
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4710/6710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Languages in Contact
Course
Description:
The influence of languages on other languages spoken in the same or neighboring areas, including pidgins and creoles, with consideration of relationships in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and vocabulary.
Athena Title:Languages in Contact
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4720/6720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Typology and Linguistic Universals
Course
Description:
Introduction to language typology, which categorizes languages according to distinct structural features. Methods for compiling unbiased samples and defining comparable categories across languages as the foundation for identifying typological universals (correlations and limitations on the co-occurrence of linguistic structures), with the goal of understanding why such universals exist in language.
Athena Title:Language Typology
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CMLT) 4740/6740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Discourse Analysis
Course
Description:
An interdisciplinary study of language use, text analysis, and evaluation. The course will provide students with the ability to investigate and evaluate structural features of language and to identify the strategies used by different writers based on style and cultural backgrounds.
Athena Title:Discourse Analysis
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 4750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Syntax
Course
Description:
A description and formal linguistic analysis of the major syntactic structures in Spanish, including, but not limited to, the interfaces with morphology and semantics. Taught in Spanish.
Athena Title:Spanish Syntax
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 3050
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4770/6770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Historical Sociolinguistics
Course
Description:
Provides an overview of the extra-linguistic factors that affect language use in historical languages; provides an introduction to conducting sociolinguistic inquiry on linguistic varieties for which direct linguistic evidence is limited. Emphasis is placed on quantifiable methods for correlating extra-linguistic factors with observable changes in language use over time.
Athena Title:Historical Sociolinguistics
Prerequisite:LING 4690/6690 or LING(ANTH) 4860/6860 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 4800/6800. 3 hours.
Course Title:French Syntax and Meaning
Course
Description:
The syntax of modern French through readings in descriptive analysis and examples of literary texts to see how word order contributes to meaning. Particular emphasis on levels of style and reflections of social class. Frequent compositions required. Given in French.
Athena Title:French Syntax and Meaning
Prerequisite:FREN(LING) 3090
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4860/6860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociolinguistics
Course
Description:
The study of language as a cultural and social phenomenon. Topics include language and meaning, language and world view, language and social behavior, and language and social issues.
Athena Title:Sociolinguistics
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(CMLT) 4870/6870. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language, Gender, and Culture
Course
Description:
The role of language and culture in the formation of philosophical assumptions about gender differentiation in society.
Athena Title:Language Gender and Culture
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4880/6880. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Language Documentation and Field Methods
Course
Description:
Introduction to linguistic fieldwork and language documentation through work with a speaker of an unknown language. Methods of eliciting, transcribing, organizing, and storing data; data analysis, formulating and testing hypotheses; and ethical issues involved in linguistic fieldwork.
Athena Title:Language Doc and Field Methods
Undergraduate Prerequisite:LING 3060 and (LING 3150 or LING 3150W or LING 3250)
Graduate Prerequisite:LING 6021 and (LING 8150 or LING 8120)
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4900/6900. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Indo-European Linguistics
Course
Description:
The synchronic and diachronic grammar of an older Indo-European language. Possible offerings include Avestan, Hittite, Lithuanian, Old Church, Slavic, and Old Irish or topics such as Indo-European phonology, morphology, or syntax.
Athena Title:Topics in Indo-European Ling
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4903/6903. 3 hours.
Course Title:Old Icelandic
Course
Description:
An introduction to the grammar and literature of Old Icelandic, the old Nordic language with the greatest body of literature. Additionally, some historical explanations will be introduced to aid in the recognition of patterns obscured by various internal developments of the Icelandic language.
Athena Title:Old Icelandic
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100H or LING 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4904/6904. 3 hours.
Course Title:Classical Armenian
Course
Description:
An introduction to the grammar and literature of Classical Armenian. The presentation will employ a pedagogical textbook of the language and cover the most important points of its grammar as well as the prehistory of the language.
Athena Title:Classical Armenian
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100H or LING 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(SLAV) 4905/6905. 3 hours.
Course Title:Old Church Slavic
Course
Description:
An introduction to Old Church Slavic, the earliest written Slavic language. The grammar of Old Church Slavic, reading and translation of texts, and the prehistory of the Slavic language family.
Athena Title:Old Church Slavic
Nontraditional Format:Knowledge of a Slavic language or experience with another case language strongly recommended.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4910. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Linguistics
Course
Description:
Reading and discussions of current developments and issues in linguistics.
Athena Title:Special Topics in Linguistics
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:(LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4920/6920. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Less-Taught Languages I
Course
Description:
Study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and culture of a less-taught language. Possible offerings include Finnish, Hungarian, and other non-Indo-European languages. This course cannot be used in partial fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in the core curriculum.
Athena Title:Less-Taught Languages I
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4930/6930. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Less-Taught Languages II
Course
Description:
Study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and culture of a less-taught language. Possible offerings include Finnish, Hungarian, and other non-Indo-European languages. This course cannot be used in partial fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in the core curriculum.
Athena Title:Less-Taught Languages II
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or LING 2100E or LING 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 6021. 3 hours.
Course Title:Phonetics and Phonology
Course
Description:
Introduction to the study of the sounds used in human languages and how sounds function as a system in individual languages. Fundamentals of articulatory and acoustic phonetics, basic phonological architecture and formalism, phonetic motivations for phonological alternations.
Athena Title:PHONETICS&PHONOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LING 6020 or LING 6030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM)(LING) 6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Use in the African American Community
Course
Description:
History and structure of the speech and language styles used in the African American community; examination of linguistic and cultural issues that confront the majority of African Americans; the role of the vernacular language of African Americans in society.
Athena Title:AFR AM LANG USE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Middle English
Course
Description:
The English language of the Middle English period, including the development of the language from the end of the Old English period through the transition to Modern English.
Athena Title:MIDDLE ENGLISH
Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 4000/6000 or ENGL(LING) 4060/6060 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(ENGL) 6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Variation and the Linguistics of Speech
Course
Description:
Introduction to the study and theory of language as it is actually used by people in speech and writing. Regional and social language variation and variation in text corpora will both be considered, as will the relationship of language variation to language change.
Athena Title:LG VAR LING SPEECH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING) 6190. 3 hours.
Course Title:Study of the English Language
Course
Description:
The nature, structure, and varieties of the English language in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and semantics.
Athena Title:STUDY ENG LANG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 6280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Grammar: The Old Germanic Languages
Course
Description:
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between historical attestations of the Old Germanic Languages.
Athena Title:Old Germanic Languages
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ROML(LING) 6350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Romance Linguistics: Theory and Analysis
Course
Description:
The scientific study of the nature and characteristics of human languages with a specific focus on the linguistic structures (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic) of one or more Romance Languages and their use and variation, historical development, and acquisition. Given in English.
Athena Title:ROM LING THEORY ANA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPAN 6350
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Structure of Modern German
Course
Description:
Linguistic and sociolinguistic structures of modern German with relevant linguistic terminology. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, and syntax. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GERMAN STUCTURE
Prerequisite:GRMN 3001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the Spanish Language
Course
Description:
The major linguistic changes in the history of the Spanish language, including the interaction of linguistic and societal changes and the representation of these changes in texts.
Athena Title:HISTORY SPAN LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 6570. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Natural Language Processing
Course
Description:
Computer processing of human languages, intended for linguists with a variable amount of previous computer experience. Emphasis is on use of existing software rather than programming.
Athena Title:APP NAT LANG PROC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CSCI(LING) 8570
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the German Language
Course
Description:
The origins of modern standard German from the Indo-European parent language through proto-Germanic, Old and Middle High German, and the early modern period.
Athena Title:HIST GER LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6630. 3 hours.
Course Title:The French Sound System in a Social Context
Course
Description:
French phonetics: the sounds of French as they relate to levels of language from the vernacular to literature. An examination of how sounds vary with relation to region and social class. Practice in class and in the language laboratory. Given in French.
Athena Title:FRENCH SOUND SYSTEM
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 6650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Course
Description:
The Spanish sound system using core concepts of linguistics in general and phonology in particular. Characterization and transcription of spoken Spanish. Analysis of important phenomena of language variation in the Hispanic world, including national, geographical, historical, and social dialects. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SP PHON &PHONOLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied French Linguistics
Course
Description:
Phonology of French as it determines the underlying forms of morphology with an application to the teaching of French to non-native speakers. Emphasis on the concepts of variation, acceptability, and cultural sensitivity. Given in French.
Athena Title:APPL FR LING
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 6750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Syntax and Morphology
Course
Description:
Grammar and language usage in the study of the syntactic and morphological structures of Spanish. The syntax and morphology of the pronoun and verb systems, agreement phenomena, gerunds, comparisons, and modal and aspectual distinctions. Written self-expression on a variety of issues as practical application of grammatical structures discussed in class. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SPAN SYNTAX & MORPH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 6850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Applied Linguistics
Course
Description:
Phonetic and morpho-syntactic structures that are problematic for the English-speaking student of Spanish. Ways in which culture is encoded in language. Implications of Spanish linguistics for the teaching and learning of Spanish and the linguistic education of language teachers. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SPAN APPLIED LING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the French Language in its Social and Literary Context
Course
Description:
The major changes in the history of the French language, with special attention to the interaction of linguistic and societal changes and to the representation of these changes in literary texts. Given in French.
Athena Title:HISTORY FRENCH LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 6950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics
Course
Description:
Semantic and pragmatic approaches to the study of meaning in Spanish. Differences between sentence meaning and speaker meaning. Analysis of types of discourse in Spanish such as narrative and free conversation. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SP SEM & PRAGMATICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 7000. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LING 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LING 7300. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Teaching College German
Course
Description:
Methods for teaching foreign language and development of language skills in German. For teaching assistants in German and graduate students in German and Language Education. Taught in English.
Athena Title:TEACH COLL GERM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ROML(LING) 7700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Romance Languages Pedagogy
Course
Description:
Principles and methods of second language teaching applied to Romance languages. An analysis of techniques used to teach listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with an examination of current theories of language acquisition. Given in English.
Athena Title:ROM LANG PEDAGOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 7750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Teaching College Spanish
Course
Description:
Foreign language teaching and learning applied to Spanish. Theories of second language acquisition. Techniques and strategies to teach listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture in context. Activities and procedures of classroom instruction. Issues in the professionalization of Spanish teachers. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:TEACH COLLEGE SPAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMSD(LING) 8050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar: Language Acquisition and Disorders
Course
Description:
Recent issues and research in language acquisition and disorders. Major theories of development, assessment, and intervention, with emphasis on integration of theory and clinical practice.
Athena Title:SEM LANG ACQ/DIS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8080. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Linguistic Theory
Course
Description:
Special topics and current issues in linguistic theory.
Athena Title:SEM LINGUISTIC THRY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8100. 1 hour.
Course Title:Proseminar in Linguistics
Course
Description:
An introduction to linguistics as a profession, its history, sub-fields, and methodologies. Through a combination of guest lectures, student presentations, discussion groups, teaching observations, and reading assignments, students will develop and enhance professional skills used for both research and teaching.
Athena Title:PROSEMINAR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LING 8101. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Linguistics Colloquium
Course
Description:
A forum for the presentation and discussion of current research in the field and student or faculty work in progress.
Athena Title:COLLOQUIUM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LING 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Morphology
Course
Description:
The linguistic study of word structure and how this relates to other components of the grammar of a language (phonology, syntax, semantics). Theoretical issues and problems in the study of morphology will be discussed in connection with the analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.
Athena Title:MORPHOLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Generative Syntax
Course
Description:
Techniques and formalisms for analyzing syntactic phenomena of human languages within the framework of generative grammar. Examples will be drawn from English.
Athena Title:GENERATIVE SYNTAX
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Generative Syntax
Course
Description:
Formal analysis of syntactic phenomena, such as the passive construction, question formation, and relative clauses, with examples drawn primarily from English.
Athena Title:ADV GEN SYNTAX
Prerequisite:LING 8150
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8170. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Syntax/Semantics
Course
Description:
Special topics in syntax, semantics, or the syntax/semantics interface.
Athena Title:Seminar in Syntax/Semantics
Prerequisite:(LING 8150 or LING 4160/6160) and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8180. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Phonetics/Phonology
Course
Description:
Special topics in phonetics, phonology, or the phonetics/phonology interface.
Athena Title:Seminar in Phonetics/Phonology
Prerequisite:LING 6021
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8280. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Second Language Acquisition
Course
Description:
Special topics and current issues in second language acquisition. Topics will vary; consult the Linguistics Program office for the specific topics to be covered in any offering of the seminar.
Athena Title:SEM 2ND LANG ACQ
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in the Philosophy of Language
Course
Description:
The original course materials dealing with such topics as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, descriptions, truth, definition, analyticity, speech acts, and the uses of language.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF LANG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gothic
Course
Description:
Morphology, phonology, and history of the Gothic language based on extant texts. Emphasis on the development of earlier stages of the language and on its later language forms. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GOTHIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Middle High German
Course
Description:
Phonology and grammar of the language, with extensive readings in the prose, epic, and lyric poetry of the Middle High German era.
Athena Title:MIDDLE HIGH GER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Linguistics
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of a subject or topic in German linguistics. Taught in English.
Athena Title:SEM GER LINGUISTIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8520. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Language Variation
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of synchronic and diachronic variation in German. Taught in English.
Athena Title:SEM GER LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 8550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in the History of the Spanish Language
Course
Description:
An in-depth study and critique of the scholarly literature and research on a representative topic or topics in the history of the Spanish language. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:Adv Topics Hist of Span Lang
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 6550 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CSCI(LING) 8570. 4 hours.
Course Title:Natural Language Processing Techniques
Course
Description:
Human language from a computational point of view; algorithms and techniques for computer understanding of human-language input.
Athena Title:NATURAL LANGUAGE PR
Prerequisite:[CSCI(ARTI) 4540/6540 and LING 8150] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 8650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Advanced Spanish Phonology and Phonetics
Course
Description:
Students will work with current models of formal phonological analysis, including Optimality Theory and Exemplar Theory, as well as phonetically-informed approaches, to look at both synchronic and diachronic phenomena in the language. Data from both modern Spanish dialects and the historical evolution of the language is therefore considered, as is morphological and morphophonological change and variation. Taught in Spanish or English.
Athena Title:Adv Span Phonology Phonetics
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 6650
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8680. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Historical Linguistics
Course
Description:
Special topics and current issues in historical linguistics.
Athena Title:SEM HISTORICAL LING
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar on Pidgin and Creole Formation
Course
Description:
The study of pidgin and creole languages. Students will examine the socio-historical background and social contexts of the languages to determine what role demographic and social factors may have played in their emergence, as well as their linguistic characteristics and their significance for linguistic theories.
Athena Title:Sem on Pidgin and Creole Form
Prerequisite:LING 4710/6710
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 8750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Advanced Spanish Syntax
Course
Description:
Advanced-level description and formal linguistic analysis of major syntactic structures, particularly relating to Spanish and other Romance Languages. This includes, but is not limited to, the interfaces with morphology and semantics. Study will be undertaken within light of recent linguistic research. Taught in Spanish.
Athena Title:Advanced Spanish Syntax
Prerequisite:SPAN(LING) 6750
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FREN(LING) 8800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in French Linguistics
Course
Description:
Topics and issues in French linguistics. Possible offerings include Old French, French dialectology, French sociolinguistics, and French semantics and pragmatics. Given in French.
Athena Title:SEM FR LINGUISTICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LING) 8850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Course
Description:
Survey of issues and theories in second language acquisition and examination of current research in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. Critiques of both theoretical and applied studies and collection and analysis of empirical data. Given in Spanish.
Athena Title:SPAN SEC LANG AC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8880. 3 hours.
Course Title:Field Methods in Linguistics
Course
Description:
The techniques of recording and analyzing a foreign language by working directly with a native speaker.
Athena Title:Field Methods in Linguistics
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 8980. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Language Variation and Sociolinguistics
Course
Description:
Special topics and current issues in language variation and sociolinguistics.
Athena Title:SEM LG VAR /SOCIOLG
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 9000. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LING 9010. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings in Linguistics
Course
Description:
Advanced directed study of a topic in linguistics.
Athena Title:DIR READINGS LING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING 9300. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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