Courses - Upcoming

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Autumn 2015

American Sign Language (ASL)

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut ASL 101: Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

A - 10521 Lance Forshay MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 238
aut ASL 101: Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

B - 10522 Kristi Winter MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 234
aut ASL 101: Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

C - 10523 Kristi Winter MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 234
aut ASL 101: Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

D - 10524 Kristi Winter MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 234
aut ASL 101: Elementary American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

E - 21912 Cooper, Michael MTWThF 08:30-09:20
MGH 254
aut ASL 201: Intermediate American Sign Language I

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. First in a series of three. Prerequisite: either ASL 103 or ASL 134. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 10525 Lance Forshay MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 238
aut 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 - 10526 to be arranged -
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Linguistics (LING)

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 16894 Curtis, Emily M W F 08:30-09:20
GWN 301
aut 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 - 16895 Th 08:30-09:20
ART 006
aut 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 - 16896 Th 09:30-10:20
FTR 106
aut 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 - 16897 Th 11:30-12:20
PCAR 492
aut 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 - 16898 Th 12:30-13:20
GLD 436
aut 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 - 16899 Th 08:30-09:20
ART 004
aut 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 - 16900 Th 09:30-10:20
THO 331
aut 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 - 16901 Th 11:30-12:20
MLR 316
aut 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 - 16902 Th 12:30-13:20
PAA A212
aut 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 - 16903 Laura McGarrity M W F 14:30-15:20
ARC 147
aut 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 - 16904 T Th 09:30-10:20
CDH 115
aut 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 - 16905 T Th 10:30-11:20
MLR 316
aut 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 - 16906 T Th 10:30-11:20
GLD 436
aut 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 - 16907 T Th 11:30-12:20
GLD 436
aut 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 - 16908 T Th 12:30-13:20
FTR 106
aut 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 - 16909 T Th 13:30-14:20
CMU 326
aut 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 - 16910 T Th 13:30-14:20
FTR 106
aut 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 - 16911 T Th 14:30-15:20
CDH 105
aut 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 - 16912 T Th 14:30-15:20
FTR 106
aut 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 - 16913 Laura McGarrity to be arranged -
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aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16914 Laada M. Bilaniuk M WThF 10:30-11:20
EEB 105
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AA - 16915 T 09:30-10:20
MUS 219
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AB - 16916 T 09:30-10:20
MUS 216
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AC - 16917 T 10:30-11:20
SIG 230
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AD - 16918 T 10:30-11:20
ART 317
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AE - 16919 T 12:30-13:20
MUS 219
aut LING 203: Introduction To Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.

AF - 16920 T 12:30-13:20
PAR 106
aut 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 - 16926 Laura McGarrity M W 08:30-10:20
DEM 002
aut 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 - 16927 Betsy Evans T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 132
aut LING 433: Sociolinguistics II

Examines field methods linguists use in socially oriented studies of language variation and change. Includes language attitudes, study of urban dialects, syntactic variation, sampling and interview design. Discussion of issues related to recording, ethics, and analysis of large bodies of data. Prerequisite: LING 432. Offered: jointly with ANTH 433.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16928 Betsy Evans T Th 10:30-12:20
MOR 234
aut LING 442: Semantics I

Introduction to the study of meaning as part of linguistic theory. Relation of semantics to syntax. Emphasis on formal semantics and pragmatics. Discussion of various semantic phenomena in natural language that are theoretically relevant. Prerequisite: LING 461.

NW, VLPA
A - 16929 Toshiyuki Ogihara M W 12:30-14:20
SAV 132
aut LING 449: Second-Language Learning

Issues related to the linguistic aspects of second-language learning. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.

VLPA
A - 16930 Julia Herschensohn T Th 08:30-10:20
GLD 436
aut 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 - 16931 Sharon Hargus M W 10:30-12:20
MGH 231
aut LING 454: Methods In Comparative Linguistics

Method and theory of historical and comparative linguistics. Problems of phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic change and reconstruction. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.

VLPA
A - 16932 Edith Aldridge M W 08:30-10:20
DEM 004
aut 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 - 16933 Karen Zagona T Th 09:30-11:20
SAV 138
aut LING 470: Discourse: Analyzing Talk And Texts

A critical and practical introduction to contemporary theories/methods in discourse analysis: how verbal communication (together with visual communication) is used in conversational talk and mediatized texts to construct identities and relationships; and how power and ideology are reproduced through these everyday social interactions. Offered: jointly with COM 470.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16934 Robles, Jessica S. T Th 11:30-13:20
CMU 104
aut 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 - 16935 to be arranged -
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aut LING 499: Undergraduate Research A - 16936 to be arranged -
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aut LING 499: Undergraduate Research B - 16937 to be arranged -
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aut LING 507: Syntactic Theory I

Introduction to the principles and parameters model of syntactic theory. The lexicon and its relation to syntactic representations. Syntactic modules and principles. Problem solving.

A - 16938 Karen Zagona T Th 12:30-14:20
PAR 120
aut 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 - 16940 Betsy Evans T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 132
aut LING 533: Topics And Methods In Sociolinguistic Theory

Examines field methods linguists use in socially oriented studies of language variation and change. Includes language attitudes, study of urban dialects, syntactic variation, sampling and interview design. Discussion of issues related to recording, ethics, and analysis of large bodies of data. Prerequisite: LING 432.

A - 16941 Betsy Evans T Th 10:30-12:20
MOR 234
aut LING 542: Semantic Theory I

Introduction to formal semantics and pragmatics. Basic skills for proposing compositional semantic rules for natural language data. Discussion of various semantic phenomena in natural language that are theoretically relevant. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Linguistics or permission of instructor.

A - 16942 Toshiyuki Ogihara M W 12:30-14:20
SAV 132
aut LING 549: Second Language Learning

Issues related to the linguistic aspects of second language learning. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: AS.

A - 16943 Julia Herschensohn T Th 08:30-10:20
GLD 436
aut 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 - 16944 Sharon Hargus M W 10:30-12:20
MGH 231
aut LING 566: Introduction To Syntax For Computational Linguistics

Introduction to syntactic analysis and concepts with emphasis on the formally precise encoding in linguistic hypotheses and the design of grammars that can be scaled to practical applications. Coursework progressively builds up a consistent grammar for a fragment of English, while also considering data and phenomena from other languages. Offered: A.

C - 16949 Emily M. Bender T Th 15:30-16:50
SAV 157
aut LING 570: Shallow Processing Techniques For Natural Language Processing

Techniques and algorithms for associating relatively surface-level structures and information with natural language corpora, including POS tagging, morphological analysis, preprocessing/segmentation, named-entity recognition, chunk parsing, and word-sense disambiguation. Examines linguistic resources that can be leveraged for these tasks (e.g., WordNet). 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: A.

B - 16951 Fei Xia T Th 12:30-13:50
LOW 201
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

A - 16954 Sharon Hargus M 15:30-17:50
SAV 140
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

B - 16955 Sharon Hargus M 15:30-17:50
SAV 140
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

C - 16956 Edith Aldridge W 15:30-17:50
MGH 282
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

D - 16957 Edith Aldridge W 15:30-17:50
MGH 282
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

E - 16958 Alicia Beckford Wassink Th 15:30-17:50
PAR 306
aut LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

F - 16959 Alicia Beckford Wassink Th 15:30-17:50
PAR 306
aut 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 - 16960 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 16961 Richard Wright F 15:30-17:20
MLR 301
aut 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.

C - 16963 Edith Aldridge M 15:30-16:20
MGH 278
aut LING 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 16964 to be arranged -
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aut LING 700: Master's Thesis A - 16966 to be arranged -
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aut LING 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 16968 to be arranged -
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Spanish Linguistics (SPLING)

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

Historical survey of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax, from Latin origins to the modern language. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; either SPAN 323, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with SPAN 403.

VLPA
A - 20655 Raftery, Ana M M W 11:30-13:20
MGH 284
aut SPLING 406: Advanced Spanish Grammar

Problems of Spanish grammar. Differences from English grammar. Techniques for the effective teaching of Spanish. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; either SPAN 323, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with SPAN 406; A.

VLPA
A - 20656 Fernandez, Victor T Th 09:30-11:20
PAR 106