Fall 2022 course offerings

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The following courses will be offered during the fall 2022 semester.

1000 level

LIN 1850 Introductory Symbolic Logic

TR 10:00-11:15 a.m.

1029 STAT

Instructor: TBD

The logic of propositions; the general logic of predicates and relations. 

LIN 1860 Introductory Symbolic Logic Honors

TR 10:00-11:15 a.m.

1029 STAT

Instructor: TBD

The logic of propositions; the general logic of predicates and relations. Honors Credit


2000 level

LIN 2720 (CI) Basic Concepts in Linguistics 

MW 10-11:15 am

0279 MANO

Instructor: Petr Staroverov

Analysis of the structure and use of language, focusing on English, from the standpoint of current linguistic practice. Topics include: phonetics and sound structure, word structure, syntax, semantics, language origin and history, dialects, language learning, animal communication, and language in social interaction.

LIN 2730 Languages of the World

TR 11:30-12:45 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Natalia Rakhlin

Survey of structure of major language families of the world, western and non-western; interrelationships of language and culture; universals and variations of universals in language and culture.


3000 level

LIN 3080 Cognitive Psychology: Fundamental Processes

MW 5:30-6:45 p.m.

ARR

Instructor: Lara Jones

Fundamental theories, concepts, and empirical findings in study of human cognition. Topics include: thinking, problem solving, language comprehension and production, memory and attention.

LIN 3310 Language and Culture

MW 11:30-12:45 p.m.

1107 MAIN

Instructor: Lauren Hayes

An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Using comparative approaches to language and culture across time and space, explore variation and change, cognitive dimensions of language, language evolution, linguistic myths, and the use of language in social practice.


5000 Level

LIN 5080 Phonetics

W 6:00-8:30p.m.

1109 SCI

Instructor: TBD

Multisensory study of sounds in the English language, emphasizing acoustic, physiologic, kinesiologic approaches.

LIN 5210 Arabic Sociolinguistics

MW 5:30-6:45 p.m.

TBD

Instructor:Abderrahman Zouhir

Arabic dialectology; Arabic as a minority language in contact. Theories and techniques developed outside Arabic, and their applicability to Arabic situations.

LIN 5300/ENG 5740 Syntax

Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m.

0115 STAT

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

The course examines the structure of phrases and sentences using the framework of one of the most recent approaches to syntax, the Minimalist Program. The goal of the theory is not only to discover various subconscious principles and rules that make up grammars of all human languages, but also to express these rules in the most economical terms possible. This class is required of all Linguistics majors, minors, and MA students.  

LIN 5360 Child Language & Acquisition 

TR 2:30-3:45 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Natalia Rakhlin

Despite its complexity and abstractness, young children acquire language without conscious effort or explicit instruction in a span of just a few years. This feat is unique to humans and is unmatched by any other species or even the most sophisticated computers. The course will present a comprehensive introduction to the study of child language acquisition. We will use a cross-linguistic approach to discuss some of the most important issues in language acquisition. We will not only talk about what children accomplish linguistically at various ages, but also discuss various theoretical approaches to explaining how children acquire linguistic knowledge in different domains, focusing on acquiring the sound inventory, words and sentence structure. We will look at some of the methods that have been employed to collect and analyze child language data.

LIN/PHI 5570: Philosophy of Language

MW 5:30-7:10 p.m.

in person

Instructor: Mark Satta

Intensive investigation and discussion of philosophical problems concerning meaning, truth, and the nature of language. 

LIN/ENG 5700; HON 4280: Introduction to Linguistic Theory

Tuesday, 5:30-8 p.m.

0079 MANO

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

This course is an introduction to the formal, scientific study of human language, the purpose of which is to account for our unconscious knowledge of language rules. It is concerned with three primary linguistic levels of structure: the level of sounds (phonetics and phonology), the level of words (morphology), and the level of phrases and sentences (syntax). Furthermore, we will examine how meaning is computed at these different levels (semantics), incorporating some basic notions of logic and philosophy, as well as how these levels are acquired by children (language acquisition), incorporating some basic developmental milestones, intersecting with those studied in psychology. Classes will consist of lectures, discussion, and problem-solving sessions involving a wide sample of languages, cutting across a variety of cultures.

LIN 5715 Morphology

W 5:30-8 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Petr Staroverov

Morphology is a core area of Linguistics. The course will introduce the basic issues in the study of the internal structure of words, as well as the analytical techniques applied to morphological analysis. Students will learn how to analyze words of various (Indo-European and non-Indo-European) languages into morphemes, as well as to recognize morphological patterns and to utilize theoretical concepts in order to describe and analyze such patterns. In particular, the course will develop a theory of morphology in generative grammar, paying special attention to the question of whether particular morphological phenomena are primarily syntactic or primarily phonological in nature

LIN 5720 Linguistics and Education

T 5:30-8 p.m.

0151 MAIN 

Instructor: Stephen Pobutsky

Introduction to linguistics with emphasis on applications to education.

LIN 5730 English Grammar

M 5:00-7:30p.m.

0253 MANO

Instructor: Walter Edwards

Comprehensive analysis of English sentence structure and parts of speech using the terminology and descriptive approach of traditional grammar

LIN 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Linguistics

ARR

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a corequisite course; see section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Intensive training in literature search, linguistic analysis, and the preparation of scholarly written work. Required for all majors.

LIN 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Linguistics- Honors

ARR

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a corequisite course; see section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Intensive training in literature search, linguistic analysis, and the preparation of scholarly written work. Required for all majors. Honors Credit


7000 level

LIN 7991 Directed Study in Linguistics

ARR

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

LIN 7999 Masters Essay Direction

ARR

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

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