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Linguistics B.A.

Linguistics, Institute of
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 34
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Courses explore the principles governing the structure of natural languages, how languages are acquired by children and adults, the role of language in human cognition and social interaction, and how languages change over time.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the Linguistics BA is LING. Students may earn a BA or a minor in linguistics, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Major Courses
Take 5 of the following courses for a total of 16 credits.
Introduction to Linguistics
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
Syntax
Honors students may take LING 5201 in place of 4201.
LING 4201 - Syntax I (3.0 cr)
or LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
Phonology
Honors students may take LING 5302 in place of 4302W.
LING 4302W - Phonology I [WI] (3.0 cr)
or LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
Semantics
LING 5205 - Semantics (3.0 cr)
Syntax II or Phonology II
Honors students may take LING 5202 or 5303 in place of 4202/4303.
LING 4202 - Syntax II (3.0 cr)
or LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II (3.0 cr)
or LING 4303 - Phonology II (3.0 cr)
or LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
Lower-division LING
As many as 4 credits of LING 1xxx can count towards the Elective Requirement.
Take 0 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· LING 1701 - Language and Society [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· LING 1905 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· LING 1912 - Invented Languages (3.0 cr)
· Upper-division LING
Take 11 - 15 credit(s) from the following:
· LING 3051H - Honors: Thesis (3.0 cr)
· LING 3101W - Languages of the World [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 4201 - Syntax I (3.0 cr)
· LING 4202 - Syntax II (3.0 cr)
· LING 4302W - Phonology I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 4303 - Phonology II (3.0 cr)
· LING 5105 - Field Methods in Linguistics I (4.0 cr)
· LING 5106 - Field Methods in Linguistics II (4.0 cr)
· LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
· LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II (3.0 cr)
· LING 5205 - Semantics (3.0 cr)
· LING 5206 - Linguistic Pragmatics (3.0 cr)
· LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
· LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II (3.0 cr)
· LING 5461 - Conversation Analysis (3.0 cr)
· LING 5462 - Field Research in Spoken Language (3.0 cr)
· LING 5801 - Introduction to Computational Linguistics (3.0 cr)
· LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· LING 3601 - Historical Linguistics (3.0 cr)
or LING 5601 - Historical Linguistics (3.0 cr)
· Related Coursework
As many as 6 credits from an allied discipline can count towards the Elective Requirement. This list is not exhaustive, courses not listed below must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Take 0 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· CHN 5120 - Topics in Chinese Linguistics (4.0 cr)
· CPSY 4345 - Language Development and Communication (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3500 - Linguistic Analysis of French (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3521 - History of the French Language (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3531 - Sociolinguistics of French [GP] (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3541 - Oral Discourse of French (3.0 cr)
· GER 5711 - History of the German Language I (3.0 cr)
· GER 5712 - History of the German Language II (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3231 - Philosophy and Language (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 4231 - Philosophy of Language (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 5201 - Symbolic Logic I (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 5202 - Symbolic Logic II (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 5211 - Modal Logic (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3303 - Language Acquisition and Science (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3304 - Phonetics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3701 - Structure of Spanish: Phonology and Phonetics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3702 - Structure of Spanish: Morphology and Syntax (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3703 - Origins and History of Spanish and Portuguese (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5715 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Semantics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
Take 1 course for 3 credits. Students taking LING 4901W must complete the course with at least an S grade. Students seeking honors in Linguistics should take 3052V.
Major Project Seminar
The usual requirement for this course is the revision and expansion of a paper written for another linguistics course, but it may involve an original research paper. Students complete this paper in a seminar offered each spring semester. The topic should be approved by the course instructor before registration for the seminar.
LING 4901W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
or Honors Thesis
Note: LING 3051H is a prerequisite for LING 3052V. LING 3051H counts towards the elective requirement.
LING 3052V - Honors: Thesis [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· LING 3052V - Honors: Thesis [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 3101W - Languages of the World [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 4302W - Phonology I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 4901W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition. prereq: Honors student or instr consent
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
LING 4201 - Syntax I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958 - Ling 4201/Ling 5201
Typically offered: Every Spring
How words are organized into phrases/sentences. Basic units of a sentence. How these units are structured. How languages may be the same, or different, in syntax. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4302W - Phonology I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Spring
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Foundation in phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in phonology and other fields in linguistics. Analyzing data, presenting written solutions. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5205 - Semantics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of sentence meaning. Semantic properties. Relations such as analyticity, entailment, quantification, and genericity. Philosophical background, formal techniques of semantic analysis, how sentence meaning depends on word meaning, syntax, and context. The role of semantics in grammatical theory. prereq: [4201 or 5201] or instr consent
LING 4202 - Syntax II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01961
Typically offered: Every Fall
Syntactic theory. Principles and Parameters (P&P) approach to grammar. Focuses on Minimalist Program (MP). prereq: 4201 or 5201
LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01961 - Ling 4202/Ling 5202
Prerequisites: 4201 or 5201
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern syntactic theory. Syntactic phenomena in various languages. Syntactic argumentation, development of constraints on grammar formalisms. prereq: 4201 or 5201
LING 4303 - Phonology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01962
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continues work of LING 4302W with emphasis on critical reading of current phonological literature. Phonological phenomena in the context of new developments in the field. Optimality Theory and the phonology-morphology interface. prereq: Ling 4302W
LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01962 - Ling 4303/Ling 5303
Prerequisites: 4302W or 5302 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Phonology of human languages. Reading papers in the literature. Doing research in phonology. prereq: 4302W or 5302 or instr consent
LING 1701 - Language and Society (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of language in human social interaction; linguistic indicators of social status and attitudes; language and sex roles; linguistic ecology; language planning for multilingual communities; implications for education and public policy.
LING 1912 - Invented Languages
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
As far back as we can tell, there have been thousands of natural languages spoken by humans the world over--7,102 today, according to a recent authoritative count. So why are there also hundreds and hundreds of invented languages? What niche are they intended to fill? And why did so few of them make it out of the works of their inventors? In this seminar we will approach these questions by looking at languages invented by philosophical taxonomists during the Enlightenment, by internationalists in the late 1800s, by simulationists in the 1900s; we will take a look at online communities of language inventors to understand what makes them tick, and see how invented languages and their inventors are portrayed in the media. To get the most out of all this we will also have to talk about the properties of natural languages: how they are structured, how they are used, how they change over time, and how come there are so many of them.
LING 3051H - Honors: Thesis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised planning and research for honors thesis to be completed in 3052. prereq: Linguistics honors candidate, instr consent
LING 3101W - Languages of the World (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of language families of the world. Classifying languages genetically/typologically. Historical relationships among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4201 - Syntax I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958 - Ling 4201/Ling 5201
Typically offered: Every Spring
How words are organized into phrases/sentences. Basic units of a sentence. How these units are structured. How languages may be the same, or different, in syntax. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4202 - Syntax II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01961
Typically offered: Every Fall
Syntactic theory. Principles and Parameters (P&P) approach to grammar. Focuses on Minimalist Program (MP). prereq: 4201 or 5201
LING 4302W - Phonology I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Spring
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Foundation in phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in phonology and other fields in linguistics. Analyzing data, presenting written solutions. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4303 - Phonology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01962
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continues work of LING 4302W with emphasis on critical reading of current phonological literature. Phonological phenomena in the context of new developments in the field. Optimality Theory and the phonology-morphology interface. prereq: Ling 4302W
LING 5105 - Field Methods in Linguistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques for obtaining/analyzing linguistic data from unfamiliar languages through direct interaction with native speaker. prereq: [[4201 or 5201], [4302W or 5302]] or instr consent
LING 5106 - Field Methods in Linguistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques for obtaining/analyzing linguistic data from unfamiliar languages through direct interaction with a native speaker. prereq: [5105, grad major] or instr consent
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01961 - Ling 4202/Ling 5202
Prerequisites: 4201 or 5201
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern syntactic theory. Syntactic phenomena in various languages. Syntactic argumentation, development of constraints on grammar formalisms. prereq: 4201 or 5201
LING 5205 - Semantics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of sentence meaning. Semantic properties. Relations such as analyticity, entailment, quantification, and genericity. Philosophical background, formal techniques of semantic analysis, how sentence meaning depends on word meaning, syntax, and context. The role of semantics in grammatical theory. prereq: [4201 or 5201] or instr consent
LING 5206 - Linguistic Pragmatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of linguistic phenomena in relation to beliefs and intentions of language users; speech act theory, conversational implicature, presupposition, information structure, relevance theory, discourse coherence. prereq: [4201 or 5201] or instr consent
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5303 - Phonological Theory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01962 - Ling 4303/Ling 5303
Prerequisites: 4302W or 5302 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Phonology of human languages. Reading papers in the literature. Doing research in phonology. prereq: 4302W or 5302 or instr consent
LING 5461 - Conversation Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Comm/Ling 5461
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Discourse processes. Application of concepts through conversation analysis. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5462 - Field Research in Spoken Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Comm/Ling 5462
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Transcribing/analyzing talk and movement related to talk. Applying concepts to recorded conversations. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5801 - Introduction to Computational Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Methods/issues in computer understanding of natural language. Programming languages, their linguistic applications. Lab projects. prereq: [4201 or 5201] or programming experience or instr consent
LING 5900 - Topics in Linguistics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. See Class Schedule.
LING 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study for Linguistics. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition. prereq: Honors student or instr consent
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
LING 3601 - Historical Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ling 3601/5601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical change in phonology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. Linguistic reconstruction. Genetic relationship among languages. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
LING 5601 - Historical Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ling 3601/5601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical change in phonology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. Linguistic reconstruction. Genetic relationship among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3011H or 5001
ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studying language as a social practice, students transcribe and analyze conversation they record themselves, and consider issues of identity and social power in daily talk.
ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of and current issues in ethnographic research. Research projects, including participant observation, interviewing, research design, note taking, life history, and other ethnographic methods. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or grad student
CHN 5120 - Topics in Chinese Linguistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Studies of the structure and change in the Chinese language. prereq: 4121 or 4125
CPSY 4345 - Language Development and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure and function of language; factors influencing development; methodological problems, language scales, theories. prereq: 2301
FREN 3500 - Linguistic Analysis of French
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3015
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction to scientific study of French language. Concepts/terminology to describe nature/functioning of sounds, words, sentences/meaning, and variation. Taught in French. prereq: 3015
FREN 3521 - History of the French Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Origins/development of French language from Latin to contemporary French. Selected texts. Present stage/development. prereq: 3015, [3500 or Ling 3001 or instr consent]
FREN 3531 - Sociolinguistics of French (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fren 3531/5531
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Explores variation in the use of French associated with factors such as medium (oral/written), style (formal/informal), region, social and economic groups. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3531; Ling 3001 or 5001, grad
FREN 3541 - Oral Discourse of French
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Contemporary French discourse. Spontaneous, multi-speaker discourse. Readings. Syntactic analysis. Phonological/lexical particularities. Macro level analyses. Discourse analysis/conversation analysis. prereq: 3015, [3500 or Ling 3001 or instr consent]
GER 5711 - History of the German Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical development of German, from beginnings to 1450. prereq: 3011
GER 5712 - History of the German Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical development of German from 1450 to 2000. prereq: 5711
LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms. prereq: Two yrs college [Greek or Latin] or instr consent
PHIL 3231 - Philosophy and Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Philosophical issues concerning the nature and use of human language.
PHIL 4231 - Philosophy of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of reference, linguistic truth, relation of language/thought, translation/synonymy. prereq: 1001 or 5201 or instr consent
PHIL 5201 - Symbolic Logic I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of syntax and semantics of sentential and first-order logic. Symbolization of natural-language sentences and arguments. Development of deductive systems for first-order logic. Metatheoretic proofs and methods, including proof by mathematical induction and proof of consistency and completeness. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
PHIL 5202 - Symbolic Logic II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of set theory, including the concepts of enumerability and nonenumerability. Turing machines and recursive functions; the results of Church, Godel, and Tarski and the philosophical significance of those results. prereq: 5201 or instr consent
PHIL 5211 - Modal Logic
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Axiomatic and semantic treatment of propositional and predicate modal logics; problems of interpreting modal languages. prereq: 5201 or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
SLHS 3303 - Language Acquisition and Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of typical language development, major theoretical perspectives about development, and analyses of children's language.
SLHS 3304 - Phonetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Phonetic transcription of speech produced by children and adults who speak a variety of the world's languages. Extensive practice with transcription. Phonetic theory, including theories of phonetic variation over the lifespan and across the world's languages. A strong emphasis on developing fluency in phonetic transcription, and on appreciating the limits of this skill. Introduction to socially meaningful phonetic variation.
SPAN 3701 - Structure of Spanish: Phonology and Phonetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00176
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of phonetics/phonology of modern Spanish. Regional/social variants of the language in Spain and Spanish America. Emphasizes improving Spanish pronunciation. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3702 - Structure of Spanish: Morphology and Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3702/3802
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Using linguistic concepts such as morpheme, flexional affix, noun phrase, subject, subordination, and coordination to identify different morphological/syntactic components of Spanish. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3703 - Origins and History of Spanish and Portuguese
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of Spanish from its Latin roots. Phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and sociolinguistic aspects of language variations over time. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Origins and developments of Ibero-Romance languages; evolution of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formulating and evaluating a phonological description of Spanish. Approaches to problems in Spanish phonology within metrical, autosegmental, and lexical phonological theories. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Linguistic types/processes that appear across languages. Grammatical relations, word order, transitivity, subordination, information structure, grammaticalization. How these are present in syntax of Spanish. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5715 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Semantics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Applying semantic theory to Spanish: conceptual organization and the structuring of experience; meaning and cultural values; semantic fields; categorization and prototypes; cognitive model theory; metaphor, metonymy, and mental imagery as source and change of meaning. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Problems in Hispanic linguistics; a variety of approaches and methods.
LING 4901W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Revision/expansion of a paper completed for a linguistics course. prereq: Ling major, [jr or sr]
LING 3052V - Honors: Thesis (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Supervised research, writing, and revision for honors thesis begun in LING 3051H.
ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studying language as a social practice, students transcribe and analyze conversation they record themselves, and consider issues of identity and social power in daily talk.
LING 3052V - Honors: Thesis (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Supervised research, writing, and revision for honors thesis begun in LING 3051H.
LING 3101W - Languages of the World (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of language families of the world. Classifying languages genetically/typologically. Historical relationships among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4302W - Phonology I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Spring
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Foundation in phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in phonology and other fields in linguistics. Analyzing data, presenting written solutions. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4901W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Revision/expansion of a paper completed for a linguistics course. prereq: Ling major, [jr or sr]