Winter 2023 course offerings

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The following courses will be offered during the Winter 2023 semester.

1000 level

LIN 1850 Introductory Symbolic Logic

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

TBD

Instructor: Eric Hiddleston

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

LIN 1860 Introductory Symbolic Logic Honors

MW 2:30-3:45 p.m. 

TBD

Instructor: Eric Hiddleston

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


2000 level

LIN 2720 (CI) Basic Concepts in Linguistics

MW 1:00-2:15 p.m.

ARR

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

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.


5000 level

LIN 5080 Phonetics

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

TBD

Instructor: Nancy Naperala

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

LIN 5220 Intro to Chinese Linguistics

W 2:30-5:00 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Haiyong Liu

Writing, sound and grammar systems of Chinese; interaction between Chinese language and Chinese society.

LIN 5290 Phonology

W 5:30-7:50 p.m.

HYB

Instructor: Geoffrey Nathan

The sound systems of a variety of human languages compared and contrasted in an introduction to the diversity and similarities in human sound systems. Theories of the nature of sound systems and methods of analysis in phonology and morphophonology will be presented.

LIN/ENG 5720 Linguistics and Education

T 5:30-8:00 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Stephen Pobutsky

Introduction to linguistics with emphasis on applications to education.

LIN/ENG 5730 English Grammar

R 5:30-8:00 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Stephen Pobutsky

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

LIN 5745 Semantics

T 5:30-8:00 p.m.

TBD

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

Semantics is a core area of Linguistics. This course investigates meaning in natural language. It examines two foundational assumptions of natural language semantics: (i) that the meaning of a declarative sentence is its truth conditions and (ii) that the truth conditions of an expression are determined compositionally (that is, they are determined as a function of its parts and how they are put together). Students will then learn to distinguish between the entailments, implicatures and presuppositions of an expression, where only the first are part of the expression's truth conditions.

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


6000 level

LIN 6720 Topics in Language: Language Ideology

TBD

Instructor: Carly Overfelt

Topics such as: pragmatics, historical linguistics, history of English, language and gender, language and variation, language and evolution. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.


7000 level

LIN 7320 Seminar: Spanish Dialectology

HYB

Instructor: Eugenia Casielles

Seminar topics will vary according to the principal divisions of Spanish linguistics: phonology, morphology, lexicography, syntax and dialectology.

LIN 7720 Advanced Studies: Language Disorders

HYB

Instructor: Natalia Rakhlin

Current problems in language use, including issues in language variation, pidgins and creoles, first language acquisition, perception and production and linguistic stylistics. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.

LIN 7991 Directed Study in Linguistics

TBD

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature.

LIN 7999 Master's Essay Direction

TBD

Instructor: Ljiljana Progovac

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