Courses - Current and Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. For descriptions of all potential offerings, see the UW Course Catalog.

Spring 2015

American Sign Language (ASL)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
ASL 103: Elementary American Sign Language III

Focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development and continued study of deaf culture. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Offered: Sp.

A - 10574 Lance Forshay MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 238
ASL 103: Elementary American Sign Language III

Focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development and continued study of deaf culture. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Offered: Sp.

B - 10575 Lance Forshay MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 238
ASL 103: Elementary American Sign Language III

Focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development and continued study of deaf culture. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Offered: Sp.

C - 10576 Kristi Winter MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 234
ASL 103: Elementary American Sign Language III

Focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development and continued study of deaf culture. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Offered: Sp.

D - 10577 Kristi Winter MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 234
ASL 203: Intermediate American Sign Language III

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. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 202. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 10578 Kristi Winter MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 234
ASL 305: Introduction To American Deaf Culture

Covers topics in Deaf culture, history, education, sociology, language, legal issues, art and literature, sensory variety and politics, audism, assistive technological devices, Deafhood, Deaf Blind, Deaf identity and intersections of diversity within the Deaf community, and other special topics analyzed from the Deaf culture worldview.

DIV, I&S
A - 10579 Lance Forshay M W F 12:30-13:20
MGH 231
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 - 10580 to be arranged -
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Linguistics (LING)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
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 - 16039 Sharon Hargus M W F 14:30-15:20
ARC 147
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 - 16040 David Inman T Th 09:30-10:20
ART 006
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 - 16041 Griggs, Nataliya A T Th 10:30-11:20
SMI 307
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 - 16042 Bennett, Kellianne T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 314
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 - 16044 Griggs, Nataliya A T Th 13:30-14:20
SIG 226
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 - 16045 Bennett, Kellianne T Th 14:30-15:20
CMU 326
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 - 16049 Laura McGarrity to be arranged -
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LING 220: Origins Of The Germanic Languages

Introduction to basic grammatical concepts, terminology, and linguistics with emphasis on German-English relationship. Overview of phonology, morphology, syntax, and history of Germanic languages and people, both ancient and modern. Languages covered include Old, Middle, and New High German; English, Frisian, Dutch, Old Saxon, and Gothic. Taught in English. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 220.

VLPA
A - 16050 Barrack, Charles M M W F 10:30-11:20
THO 135
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

DIV, VLPA
A - 16051 Betsy Evans M W F 08:30-09:20
ARC 147
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AA - 16052 Conrod, Kirby Th 08:30-09:20
DEN 205
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AB - 16053 Conrod, Kirby Th 09:30-10:20
LOW 217
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AC - 16054 Conrod, Kirby Th 11:30-12:20
SIG 226
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AD - 16055 Conrod, Kirby Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 315
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AE - 16056 Woo, Brent P Th 08:30-09:20
DEM 124
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AF - 16057 Woo, Brent P Th 09:30-10:20
SMI 313
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AG - 16058 Woo, Brent P Th 11:30-12:20
EEB 105
LING 233: Introduction To Language And Society

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

AH - 16059 Woo, Brent P Th 12:30-13:20
SAV 155
LING 242: Introduction To Meaning

Non-technical introduction to meaning in language and how it functions in communication and thinking. Discussion of how and why meanings of words change through time. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.

VLPA
A - 16064 Laura McGarrity M W 11:30-13:20
CDH 101
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 - 16065 Laura McGarrity T Th 12:30-14:20
CDH 711B
LING 432: Sociolinguistics I

Interrelationships between social and linguistic factors influencing variation in speech production and perception, morphology, syntax, lexicon. Considers contribution of ethnic, regional and socioeconomic group memberships to dialect differentiation and progression of language change. Nonstandard language, diglossia, pidgins, creoles, gender differences, bi- and multilingualism, ethnography of speaking, pragmatics, and language attitudes. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 432.

DIV, I&S, VLPA
A - 16066 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 13:30-15:20
PAA A214
LING 451: Phonology I

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

I&S, VLPA
A - 16067 Sharon Hargus T Th 10:30-12:20
MGH 287
LING 452: Phonology II

Speech sounds, mechanism of their production, and structuring of sounds in languages; generative view of phonology; autosegmental and metrical phonology. Prerequisite: LING 451.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16068 Ellen Kaisse T Th 10:30-12:20
GLD 436
LING 462: Syntax II

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

I&S, VLPA
A - 16069 Karen Zagona M W 10:30-12:20
DEN 306
LING 472: Introduction To Computational Linguistics

Introduction to computational approaches to modeling language, for linguistic research and practical applications, including analyses at different levels of linguistic structure and symbolic as well as statistical approaches. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400; either LING 461 or CSE 311. Offered: jointly with CSE 472.

NW, VLPA
A - 16070 Emily M. Bender M W 13:30-14:50
SAV 139
LING 472: Introduction To Computational Linguistics

Introduction to computational approaches to modeling language, for linguistic research and practical applications, including analyses at different levels of linguistic structure and symbolic as well as statistical approaches. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400; either LING 461 or CSE 311. Offered: jointly with CSE 472.

AA - 16071 Zamaraeva, Olga F 13:30-14:20
EEB 026
LING 480: Topics In Linguistics

Introduction to an area of linguistic study not covered by the regular departmental course offerings.

VLPA
A - 16072 Karen Zagona M W 13:30-14:50
LOW 114
LING 480: Topics In Linguistics

Introduction to an area of linguistic study not covered by the regular departmental course offerings.

VLPA
B - 16073 Toshiyuki Ogihara T Th 12:30-13:50
PAR 313
LING 480: Topics In Linguistics

Introduction to an area of linguistic study not covered by the regular departmental course offerings.

VLPA
C - 16074 Belic, Bojan M W 12:30-14:20
RAI 121
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 - 16075 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research A - 16076 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research B - 16077 to be arranged -
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LING 509: Syntactic Theory III

Focus on primary readings in syntactic theory, from classic papers on constraints and the architecture of grammar to recently published articles. Prerequisite: LING 508 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

A - 16078 Edith Aldridge M W 10:30-12:20
THO 217
LING 532: Sociolinguistics I

Examines social variation in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon of languages and dialects. Includes nonstandard language, diglossia, pidgins and creoles, gender differences, bi- and multilingualism, ethnography of speaking, and language attitudes. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 532; S.

A - 16080 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 13:30-15:20
PAA A214
LING 535: Advanced Sociolinguistics

Explores perspective on language change and its mechanisms, understood in relation to the social context of language use in the speech community. Examines language-internal and -external motivations for change; phonological mergers and splits, chain-shifts, and diffusion of change through the lexicon. Prerequisite: LING 432 and LING 533.

A - 16081 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 15:30-17:20
SWS 125
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 - 16082 Sharon Hargus T Th 10:30-12:20
MGH 287
LING 552: Phonology II: Advanced Phonology

Optimality theory; phonetics-phonology interface. Prerequisite: LING 551.

A - 16083 Ellen Kaisse T Th 10:30-12:20
GLD 436
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 - 16086 Fei Xia T 15:30-17:50
SAV 162
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

A - 16093 Edith Aldridge M 15:30-17:50
SAV 166
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

B - 16094 Edith Aldridge M 15:30-17:50
SAV 166
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

C - 16095 Ellen Kaisse W 15:30-17:50
SAV 169
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

D - 16096 Ellen Kaisse W 15:30-17:50
SAV 169
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

E - 16097 Toshiyuki Ogihara Th 15:30-17:50
MGH 288
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

F - 16098 Toshiyuki Ogihara Th 15:30-17:50
MGH 288
LING 590: Graduate Fieldwork

Individual consultation with faculty member and supervised practical experience in a broad range of industry, community, clinical settings dealing with linguistic issues. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 16099 to be arranged -
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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 - 16100 Julia Herschensohn F 15:30-17:20
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 - 16101 Julia Herschensohn F 13:30-15:20
THO 215
LING 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 16102 to be arranged -
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LING 700: Master's Thesis A - 16104 to be arranged -
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LING 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 16106 to be arranged -
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