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.

Autumn 2014

American Sign Language (ASL)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
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 - 10527 Lance Forshay MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 238
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 - 10528 Kristi Winter MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 234
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 - 10529 Kristi Winter MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 238
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 - 10530 Kristi Winter MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 238
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 - 10531 Lance Forshay MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 234
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 - 10532 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 - 17007 Clarissa Surek-Clark M W F 08:30-09:20
ARC 147
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 - 17008 Allison Germain Th 08:30-09:20
ART 006
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 - 17009 Woo, Brent P Th 09:30-10:20
JHN 111
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 - 17010 Woo, Brent P Th 11:30-12:20
MEB 251
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 - 17011 Woo, Brent P Th 12:30-13:20
LOW 201
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.

AI - 17016 Woo, Brent P 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.

AJ - 17017 Allison Germain Th 09:30-10:20
PCAR 492
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.

AK - 17018 Allison Germain Th 11:30-12:20
MEB 234
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.

AL - 17019 Allison Germain Th 12:30-13:20
MEB 235
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 - 17020 Laura McGarrity 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 - 17021 Andrew Livingston T Th 09:30-10:20
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.

AB - 17022 Andrew Livingston T Th 10:30-11:20
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.

AC - 17023 Bennett, Kellianne T Th 10:30-11:20
GLD 436
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 - 17024 Bennett, Kellianne T Th 11:30-12:20
GLD 436
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 - 17025 Conrod, Kirby T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 302
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 - 17026 Conrod, Kirby T Th 13:30-14:20
MLR 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.

AG - 17027 Griggs, Nataliya A T Th 13:30-14:20
THO 335
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 - 17028 Griggs, Nataliya A T Th 14:30-15:20
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.

AI - 17029 David Inman T Th 14:30-15:20
GLD 436
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 - 17030 Laura McGarrity to be arranged -
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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 - 17031 Laada M. Bilaniuk M WThF 11:30-12:20
KNE 210
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 - 17032 Chan, Christopher T 11:30-12:20
MUS 223
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 - 17033 Sleesman, Eileen R T 11:30-12:20
SIG 230
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 - 17034 Chan, Christopher T 12:30-13:20
SMI 404
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 - 17035 Sleesman, Eileen R T 12:30-13:20
THO 119
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 - 17036 Chan, Christopher T 13:30-14:20
DEM 126
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 - 17037 Sleesman, Eileen R T 13:30-14:20
CMU 228
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 - 22439 Laura McGarrity M W 10:30-12:20
CDH 110A
LING 419: Romance Linguistics Senior Essay

Capstone course for undergraduate Romance Linguistic majors.

VLPA
A - 22541 to be arranged -
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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; recommended: prior or concurrent registration in LING 450. Offered: jointly with ANTH 432.

I&S, VLPA
A - 17038 Betsy Evans T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 138
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 - 17039 Betsy Evans T Th 10:30-12:20
SAV 141
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 - 17040 Yin Li M W 12:30-14:20
SAV 139
LING 447: Psychology Of Language

Introduction to the study of language, including language structure, speech perception, language acquisition, psychological processes underlying comprehension and production of language, the relation between brain and language, and the question of the species-specificity of human language. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209, minimum 2.0 grade in LING 200, or LING 201. Offered: jointly with PSYCH 447.

I&S, VLPA, W
A - 17041 Lee E. Osterhout M W F 13:30-14:20
ARC G070
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 - 17042 Julia Herschensohn T Th 08:30-10:20
GLD 436
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 - 17043 Richard Wright T Th 10:00-11:50
CDH 139
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 - 17044 Barbara Citko M W 10:30-12:20
SAV 156
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 - 17045 Robles, Jessica S. T Th 11:30-13:20
JHN 075
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 - 17046 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research A - 17047 to be arranged -
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LING 499: Undergraduate Research B - 17048 to be arranged -
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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 - 17049 Karen Zagona M W 10:30-12:20
DEN 211
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; recommended: prior or concurrent registration in LING 450. Offered: jointly with ANTH 532; S.

A - 17051 Betsy Evans T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 138
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 - 17052 Betsy Evans T Th 10:30-12:20
SAV 141
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 - 17053 Yin Li M W 12:30-14:20
SAV 139
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 - 17054 Julia Herschensohn T Th 08:30-10:20
GLD 436
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 - 17055 Richard Wright T Th 10:00-11:50
CDH 139
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 - 17060 Emily M. Bender T Th 15:30-16:50
SAV 130
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 - 17062 Fei Xia T Th 12:30-13:50
SAV 139
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

A - 17065 Barbara Citko M 15:30-17:50
SAV 140
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

B - 17066 Barbara Citko M 15:30-17:50
SAV 140
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

C - 17067 Sharon Hargus W 15:30-17:50
THO 217
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

D - 17068 Sharon Hargus W 15:30-17:50
THO 217
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

E - 17069 Richard Wright Th 15:30-17:50
MGH 284
LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

F - 17070 Richard Wright Th 15:30-17:50
MGH 284
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 - 17071 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 - 17072 Julia Herschensohn F 15:30-17:20
MLR 301
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 - 17073 Edith Aldridge M 15:30-16:20
MGH 288
LING 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 17075 to be arranged -
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LING 700: Master's Thesis A - 17077 to be arranged -
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LING 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 17079 to be arranged -
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Spanish Linguistics (SPLING)

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
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; recommended: SPAN 323 Offered: jointly with SPAN 406; A.

VLPA
A - 20862 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
LOW 102

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
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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 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.

AI - 16258 Th 08:30-09:20
DEN 312
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.

AJ - 16259 Th 09:30-10:20
DEN 205
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.

AK - 16260 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.

AL - 16261 Th 12:30-13:20
CDH 125
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 10:30-11:20
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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 10:30-11:20
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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
CMU 120
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.

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 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
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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 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 - 16283 Robles, Jessica S. T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 205
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.

AA - 16284 F 09:30-10:20
DEN 211
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.

AB - 16285 F 10:30-11:20
SIG 228
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.

AC - 16286 F 11:30-12:20
SIG 230
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
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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 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.

B - 16297 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
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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 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

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; recommended: SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPAN 403.

VLPA
A - 21016 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
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