Courses - Upcoming

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Spring 2016

American Sign Language (ASL)

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr 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 - 10537 Lance Forshay MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 238
spr 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 - 10538 Kristi Winter MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 234
spr 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 - 10539 Lance Forshay MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 238
spr 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 - 10540 Kristi Winter MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 234
spr 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.

E - 10541 Cooper, Michael MTWThF 08:30-09:20
MGH 238
spr 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 - 10542 Kristi Winter MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 234
spr 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 - 10543 Lance Forshay M W F 12:30-13:20
MGH 238
spr 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 - 10544 to be arranged -
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Linguistics (LING)

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr 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 - 16130 Laura McGarrity M W F 14:30-15:20
GWN 301
spr 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 - 16131 T Th 09:30-10:20
ART 003
spr 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 - 16132 T Th 10:30-11:20
LOW 206
spr 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 - 16133 T Th 12:30-13:20
MUS 219
spr 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 - 16134 T Th 12:30-13:20
FTR 106
spr 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 - 16135 T Th 13:30-14:20
SIG 224
spr 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 - 16136 T Th 14:30-15:20
LOW 202
spr 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 - 16137 T Th 14:30-15:20
AND 010
spr 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 - 16138 Laura McGarrity to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 16139 Betsy Evans M W F 08:30-09:20
GWN 301
spr 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 - 16140 Th 08:30-09:20
LOW 116
spr 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 - 16141 Th 09:30-10:20
PAB B109
spr 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 - 16142 Th 11:30-12:20
MGH 082A
spr 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 - 16143 Th 12:30-13:20
THO 211
spr 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 - 16144 Th 08:30-09:20
LOW 118
spr 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 - 16145 Th 09:30-10:20
EEB 054
spr 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 - 16146 Th 11:30-12:20
MGH 248
spr 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 - 16147 Th 12:30-13:20
DEM 126
spr 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 - 16148 Clarissa Surek-Clark T Th 09:30-10:20
AND 223
spr 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.

AA - 16149 Esther Le Grezause W 08:30-09:20
BAG 106
spr 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.

AB - 16150 Esther Le Grezause W 09:30-10:20
BNS 115
spr 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.

AC - 16151 Esther Le Grezause W 11:30-12:20
MGH 082A
spr 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.

AD - 16152 Esther Le Grezause W 12:30-13:20
CHL 105
spr 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 - 16153 Laura McGarrity M W 11:30-13:20
MGH 228
spr 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 - 16154 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 311
spr LING 451: Phonology I

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

I&S, VLPA
A - 16155 Sharon Hargus M W 10:30-12:20
SMI 309
spr 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 - 16156 Ellen Kaisse M W 10:30-12:20
PCAR 297
spr LING 462: Syntax II

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

I&S, VLPA
A - 16157 Barbara Citko T Th 09:30-11:20
GLD 436
spr LING 464: Language Politics And Cultural Identity

Theories and case studies of the power of language and how it is manipulated. Multilingualism, diglossia. Role of language and linguistics in nationalism. Standardization, educational policy, language and ethnicity. World languages, language death and revival. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 464.

I&S, VLPA
A - 16158 Laada M. Bilaniuk T Th 10:30-11:50
CDH 110A
spr 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 - 16159 David Inman T Th 13:30-14:50
MGH 254
spr 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 - 16160 Zamaraeva, Olga F 13:30-14:20
EEB 026
spr LING 476: Philosophy Of Language

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

I&S, VLPA
A - 16161 Franco, Paul L. T Th 11:30-13:20
SAV 136
spr LING 480: Topics In Linguistics

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

VLPA
A - 16162 Karen Zagona T Th 10:30-11:50
SMI 313
spr LING 481: Introduction To Morphology

Structure of words and the processes by which they are formed. Morphological processes in a wide variety of languages. Prerequisite: LING 450.

VLPA
A - 16163 Sharon Hargus M W 13:30-15:20
LOW 114
spr 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 - 16164 to be arranged -
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spr LING 499: Undergraduate Research A - 16165 to be arranged -
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spr LING 499: Undergraduate Research B - 16166 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 16167 Barbara Citko T Th 12:30-14:20
THO 217
spr 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 - 16169 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 13:30-15:20
PAR 305
spr LING 534: Sociolinguistic Applications Of Social Network Theory

Examines structure and content of social networks from a linguistic perspective. Reviews applications of graph theory and sociometry in sociolinguistics. Examines how language is embedded in personal networks and how the study of linkages between individuals can elucidate the regularity and direction of language change. Prerequisite: LING 400 and LING 432.

A - 16170 M W 15:30-17:20
MGH 288
spr 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 - 16171 Alicia Beckford Wassink M W 15:30-17:20
SAV 138
spr LING 548: Second/foreign Language Teaching Capstone Project

Involves a research (original or library), materials development, or a teaching practicum. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 16172 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 16173 Sharon Hargus M W 10:30-12:20
SMI 309
spr LING 552: Phonology II: Advanced Phonology

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

A - 16174 Ellen Kaisse M W 10:30-12:20
PCAR 297
spr 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 - 16177 Emily M. Bender W 15:30-17:50
SAV 130
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

A - 16184 M 15:30-17:50
THO 215
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

B - 16185 M 15:30-17:50
THO 215
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

C - 16186 Karen Zagona T 15:30-17:50
THO 215
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

D - 16187 Karen Zagona T 15:30-17:50
THO 215
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

E - 16188 Toshiyuki Ogihara W 15:30-17:50
EEB 042
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

F - 16189 Toshiyuki Ogihara W 15:30-17:50
EEB 042
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

G - 16190 Betsy Evans Th 15:30-17:50
MUS 212
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

H - 16191 Betsy Evans Th 15:30-17:50
MUS 212
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

I - 16192 T Th 13:30-15:20
RAI 109
spr LING 580: Problems In Linguistics

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

J - 16193 T Th 13:30-15:20
RAI 109
spr LING 581: Morphology

Explores the structure of words and the processes by which they are formed. Morphological processes in a wide variety of languages. Prerequisite: either LING 450, LING 550, or equivalent.

A - 16194 Sharon Hargus M W 13:30-15:20
LOW 114
spr 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 - 16195 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 16196 Richard Wright F 15:30-17:20
MLR 301
spr 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 - 16197 Richard Wright F 13:30-15:20
THO 217
spr LING 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 16198 to be arranged -
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spr LING 700: Master's Thesis A - 16200 to be arranged -
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spr LING 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 16202 to be arranged -
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