Courses - Current and Upcoming

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Winter 2015

American Sign Language (ASL)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
ASL 102: Elementary American Sign Language II

Focuses on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of deaf culture. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Offered: W.

A - 10540 Lance Forshay MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 238
ASL 102: Elementary American Sign Language II

Focuses on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of deaf culture. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Offered: W.

B - 10541 Kristi Winter MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 234
ASL 102: Elementary American Sign Language II

Focuses on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of deaf culture. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Offered: W.

C - 10542 Kristi Winter MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 234
ASL 102: Elementary American Sign Language II

Focuses on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of deaf culture. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Offered: W.

D - 10543 Kristi Winter MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 234
ASL 202: Intermediate American Sign Language II

Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. Emphasizes receptive/expressive skill development and fluency with attention to correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing, and clarity. Second in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 201. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 10544 Lance Forshay MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 238
ASL 499: Independent Study Or Research

Advanced study or research of a topic related to American Sign Language guided by a faculty member. Prerequisite: ASL 203; ASL 305.

A - 10545 to be arranged -
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Linguistics (LING)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

VLPA
A - 16249 Clarissa Surek-Clark M W F 08:30-09:20
KNE 210
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AA - 16250 Th 08:30-09:20
LOW 220
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AB - 16251 Th 09:30-10:20
MEB 238
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AC - 16252 Th 11:30-12:20
LOW 217
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AD - 16253 Th 12:30-13:20
LOW 113
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AE - 16254 Th 08:30-09:20
DEN 313
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AF - 16255 Th 09:30-10:20
DEN 217
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AG - 16256 Th 11:30-12:20
SIG 226
LING 100: Fundamentals Of Grammar

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.

AH - 16257 Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 205
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

I&S, QSR, VLPA
A - 16262 Laura McGarrity M W F 14:30-15:20
KNE 210
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AA - 16263 T Th 08:30-09:20
SAV 157
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AB - 16264 T Th 08:30-09:20
SAV 158
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AC - 16265 T Th 11:30-12:20
SMI 407
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AD - 16266 T Th 12:30-13:20
GLD 322
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AE - 16267 T Th 12:30-13:20
LOW 105
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AF - 16268 T Th 13:30-14:20
MEB 248
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AG - 16269 T Th 13:30-14:20
LOW 219
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AH - 16270 T Th 14:30-15:20
DEN 315
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

AI - 16271 T Th 14:30-15:20
DEN 316
LING 200: Introduction To Linguistic Thought

Language as the fundamental characteristic of the human species; diversity and complexity of human languages; phonological and grammatical analysis; dimensions of language use; and language acquisition and historical language change. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 201 or LING 400.

I&S, QSR, VLPA
B - 16272 Laura McGarrity to be arranged -
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LING 234: Language And Diversity

Advances students' knowledge of language and diversity in a global society, focusing on language and identity, multilingualism, language contact, language spread/variation, and language loss. Offered: W.

DIV, I&S
A - 16274 Clarissa Surek-Clark M W F 11:30-12:50
SAV 132
LING 400: Survey Of Linguistic Method And Theory

Examines major linguistic theories in phonology, syntax and semantics; linguistic analysis and argumentation. Not available for credit to students who have completed LING 200.

I&S, QSR, VLPA
A - 16275 Nathan Loggins T Th 08:30-10:20
SAV 138
LING 403: Structure Of American Sign Language

Introduction to the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of American Sign Language. Topics include acquisition, sociolinguisitics, neurolinguisitics, lexicography, history, and culture. Knowledge of American Sign Language is not required. Prerequisite: LING 200, 201, 203, or 400.

VLPA
A - 16276 Rozelle, Lorna M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 168
LING 415: History Of The German Language

Traces the history of the German language from early Germanic to the present. Recommended: LING 200; GERMAN 203. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 452; W.

VLPA
A - 16277 Barrack, Charles M MTWThF 09:30-10:20
DEN 311
LING 450: Introduction To Linguistic Phonetics

Introduction to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of phonological features. Issues covered include the mapping of dynamic events to static representations, phonetic evidence for phonological description, universal constraints on phonological structure, and implications of psychological speech-sound categorization for phonological theory. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.

NW, VLPA
A - 16278 Richard Wright T Th 10:30-12:20
MGH 295
LING 451: Phonology I

Patterning of ounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 450.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16279 Ellen Kaisse T Th 10:30-12:20
LOW 216
LING 453: Experimental Phonetics

Examines phonetic and phonological aspects of spoken language using experimental methods. Focuses on acoustic phonetics and speech perception. Significant time devoted to experimental design and hands-on data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: LING 450.

I&S, NW, VLPA
A - 16280 Richard Wright T Th 08:30-10:20
SAV 168
LING 461: Syntax I

Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16281 Edith Aldridge M W 10:30-12:20
PAA A214
LING 462: Syntax II

Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: LING 461.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16282 Barbara Citko M W 10:30-12:20
GLD 435
LING 476: Philosophy Of Language

Current theories of meaning, reference, predication, and related concepts. Offered: jointly with PHIL 453.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16287 Franco, Paul L. M W F 09:00-10:20
SAV 156
LING 479: Semantics II

Formal characterization of linguistic meaning. Emphasis on nature and purpose of formal semantics and on its relation to formal syntax. Prerequisite: LING 442. Offered: jointly with PHIL 479.

I&S, NW, VLPA
A - 16288 Toshiyuki Ogihara M W 12:30-13:50
MGH 271
LING 490: Undergraduate Fieldwork

Individual consultation with faculty member and supervised practical experience in a broad range of industry, community, clinical settings dealing with linguistic issues. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 16289 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research A - 16290 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research B - 16291 to be arranged -
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LING 508: Syntactic Theory II

Further explorations in principles and parameters syntax. Topics include logical form, island phenomena, locality restrictions, and licensing. Prerequisite: LING 507 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

A - 16292 Barbara Citko M W 15:30-17:20
SAV 140
LING 550: Introduction To Linguistic Phonetics

Introduction to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of phonological features. Covers mapping of dynamic events to static presentations, phonetic evidence for phonological description, universal constraints on phonological structure, and implications of psychological speech-sound categorization for phonological theory. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: AWS.

A - 16293 Richard Wright T Th 10:30-12:20
MGH 295
LING 551: Phonology I: Introduction To Phonological Analysis

Patterning of sounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 550. Offered: WSpS.

A - 16294 Ellen Kaisse T Th 10:30-12:20
LOW 216
LING 553: Experimental Phonetics

Examines phonetic and phonological aspects of spoken language using experimental methods. Focuses on acoustic phonetics and speech perception. Significant time devoted to experimental design and hands-on data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: LING 550. Offered: A.

A - 16295 Richard Wright T Th 08:30-10:20
SAV 168
LING 567: Knowledge Engineering For Deep Natural Language Processing

Techniques and theoretical issues relating to the development of knowledge engineering resources required for deep processing (symbolic or hybrid), focusing on grammar engineering and semantic representations.

A - 16296 Emily M. Bender T Th 13:30-14:50
JHN 026
LING 571: Deep Processing Techniques For Natural Language Processing

Algorithms for associating deep or elaborated linguistic structures with naturally occurring linguistic data (parsing/semantics/discourse), and for producing natural language strings from input semantic representations (generation). Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.7 in each of CSE 326 or equivalent, STAT 391 or equivalent, and LING 473 or passing score on the placement exam. Offered: W.

B - 16301 Gina-Anne Levow M W 15:30-16:50
SAV 132
LING 572: Advanced Statistical Methods In Natural Language Processing

Covers several important machine learning algorithms for natural language processing including decision tree, kNN, Naive Bayes, transformation-based learning, support vector machine, maximum entropy and conditional random field. Students implement many of the algorithms and apply these algorithms to some NLP tasks." Prerequisite: LING 570. Offered: W.

B - 16305 Fei Xia T Th 11:30-12:50
DEN 302
LING 575: Topics In Computational Linguistics

In-depth study of a particular area of computational linguistics, with hands-on experience. Prerequisite: LING 570 and 571, or permission of instructor. Offered: WSp.

A - 21623 Tjalve, Michael Th 15:30-17:50
SAV 167
LING 579: Semantic Theory II

Advanced introduction to the formal semantics of natural language. Emphasizes the interface between syntax and semantics. Prerequisite: LING 542.

A - 16309 Toshiyuki Ogihara M W 12:30-13:50
MGH 271
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

A - 16310 Karen Zagona T 15:30-17:50
ART 004
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

B - 16311 Karen Zagona T 15:30-17:50
ART 004
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

C - 16312 Betsy Evans Th 15:30-17:50
PAR 206
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

D - 16313 Betsy Evans Th 15:30-17:50
PAR 206
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

E - 21095 Julia Herschensohn W 15:30-17:50
SAV 141
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

F - 21096 Julia Herschensohn W 15:30-17:50
SAV 141
LING 582: Capturing Brain Dynamics: A Combined Neuroscience And Engineering Approach

Introduces methods for capturing brain dynamics using an emerging neuroimaging technique know as magnetoencephalography (MEG). Uses techniques to examine perception and cognitive processes and their implications for future brain-computer-interface (BCI) design. Prepare students for interdisciplinary research in neuroscience and engineering. Offered: jointly with SPHSC 594; W.

A - 16314 Lee, Adrian K M W
EGL
LING 599: Linguistics Colloquium

Seminar attended by faculty and graduate students to discuss research in progress and topics of general interest. Presentation of two seminars required for doctoral students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 16315 Julia Herschensohn F 15:30-17:50
MGH 241
LING 599: Linguistics Colloquium

Seminar attended by faculty and graduate students to discuss research in progress and topics of general interest. Presentation of two seminars required for doctoral students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 16316 Julia Herschensohn F 13:30-15:20
THO 215
LING 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 16317 to be arranged -
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LING 700: Master's Thesis A - 16319 to be arranged -
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LING 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 16321 to be arranged -
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Spanish Linguistics (SPLING)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SPLING 403: The Evolution Of The Spanish Language

Offered: jointly with SPAN 403.

VLPA
A - 21016 T Th 09:30-11:20
CDH 135