Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Linguistics: LIN

LIN 380K. Phonology I.

The descriptive techniques of generative phonology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 380L. Syntax I.

An introduction to the description and analysis of syntax. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 380M. Semantics I.

An introduction to formal semantics and pragmatics, and the logical techniques needed to analyze them. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 380S. Sociolinguistics.

An introduction to sociolinguistic research, with attention to theoretical issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K and 380L.

LIN 381K. Phonology II.

Readings and problems in current phonological theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K.

LIN 381L. Syntax II.

Advanced description and analysis of syntax. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380L.

LIN 381M. Phonetics.

Speech production and perception; acoustic phonetics; phonetics and phonology; experimental techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 381S. Semantics II.

Continuation of Linguistics 380M. Descriptive methods and theoretical tools for investigating meaning in human languages; an introduction to propositional content and speech acts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380L and 380M.

LIN 382. Historical Linguistics.

The principles of language change, reconstruction of earlier linguistic stages, language contact, and language relatedness. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K.

LIN 383. Comparative and Diachronic Linguistics.

The comparative method; applications to particular linguistic families. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.
Topic 6: History of the Arabic Language. Same as Arabic 382C (Topic 4: History of the Arabic Language). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 420L (or 320L).
Topic 8: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic. Same as Classical Civilization 383 (Topic 2) and German 381 (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 393 (Topic 16), Classical Civilizations 383 (Topic 2), German 381 (Topic 3), Linguistics 383 (Topic 8).

LIN 384. Language Structures.

Languages studied have included Chatino, German, Mayan, Romance languages, and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in linguistics.

Topic 4: German Syntax. Same as German 393K (Topic 1: German Syntax).

LIN 385. Field Methods in Linguistic Investigation.

Methods of research in phonological and grammatical description; work with speakers of under-described languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional field hours to be arranged. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

LIN 386M. Mathematical and Computational Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Computational Linguistics I.
Topic 3: Computational Linguistics II.
Topic 4: Computational Linguistics III: Advanced Parsing.

LIN 387. Linguistics and Language Teaching.

Same as Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 6). Designed primarily for participants in international education exchange programs. Application of the findings of linguistics to the teaching of languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

LIN 389C. Research in Computational Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 389D. Research in Documentary and Descriptive Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 389P. Research in Phonetics and Phonology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 389S. Research in Syntax and Semantics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 389V. Research in Signed Languages.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 391. Topics in Descriptive Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Studies in English Grammar. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

LIN 392. Current Developments in Linguistic Research.

A reading course in a selected area of linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science. Same as Cognitive Science 380 (Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science), Philosophy 383C, and Psychology 394U (Topic 3: Introduction to Cognitive Science). Only one of the following may be counted: Cognitive Science 380 (Topic 1), Linguistics 392 (Topic 1), 393 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science), 393 (Topic: Topics in Cognitive Science), Philosophy 383 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science), 383C, Psychology 394U (Topic 3).
Topic 2: Tools for Linguistic Description. Basic tools for analyzing and describing a language through linguistic fieldwork, including phonetic transcription, the discovery and presentation of surface phonology, morphophonology, inflectional morphology, derivational morphology, grammatical categories, and syntax.
Topic 3: Linguistic Typology. An introduction to the typological study of language: the investigation into the nature of human language, as informed by systematic cross-linguistic comparison.

LIN 393. Seminar in Linguistic Topics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Neurolinguistics.
Topic 6: Speech Play and Verbal Art. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 3).
Topic 8: Linguistics of Signed Languages.

LIN 393C. Language Acquisition.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LIN 393P. Topics in Phonology and Phonetics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

LIN 393S. Topics in Syntax and Semantics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

LIN 394K. Philosophy of Language.

Same as Philosophy 394K. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 393S (Topic: Philosophy of Language), 394K, Philosophy 391 (Topic: Philosophy of Language), 394K. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

LIN 395. Conference Course in Linguistics.

Supervised research. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the linguistics graduate adviser.

LIN 396. Topics in Sociolinguistics.

Detailed investigation of an area of current interest in sociolinguistics. Most topics provide an opportunity for field research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology. Same as Anthropology 392N. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 3: Ethnography of Speaking. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 8: Ethnography of Speaking). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 4: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 26: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 7: Grammar of the Arabic Language. Same as Arabic 382C (Topic 2: Grammar of the Arabic Language). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 420L (or 320L).

LIN 397. Forum for Doctoral Candidates.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in linguistics and consent of instructor.

LIN 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in linguistics and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Linguistics 698A.

LIN 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in linguistics and consent of the graduate adviser.

LIN 398T. Supervised Teaching in Linguistics.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor; weekly group meetings with instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

LIN 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

LIN 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Linguistics 399R, 699R, or 999R.