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LING 100 Fundamentals of Grammar (5) VLPA L. MCGARRITY, C. SUREK-CLARK, K. ZAGONA
Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.
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LING 101 Fundamentals of Pronunciation for Language Learners (5) VLPA Kaisse
Fundamentals of pronunciation for language learners. Introduces students to systematic characteristics of language sounds through examination of specific languages and their differences from English. Includes a laboratory component developing perceptual and productive skills of non-English sounds.
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LING 200 Introduction to Linguistic Thought (5) VLPA/I&S, QSR
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.
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LING 201 Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Analysis (5) VLPA/I&S, QSR
Background and scope of modern linguistics; behaviorist versus rationalist theories of language; universal and cognitive aspects of language structure; interplay of genetic and social factors in language formation; linguistic analysis. Not open for credit to students who have completed LING 200.
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LING 203 Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (5) VLPA/I&S
Linguistic methods and theories used within anthropology. Basic structural features of language; human language and animal communication compared; evidence for the innate nature of language. Language and culture: linguistic relativism, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics. Language and nationalism, language politics in the United States and elsewhere. Offered: jointly with ANTH 203.
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LING 220 Origins of the Germanic Languages (5) VLPA
Introduction to basic grammatical concepts, terminology, and linguistics with emphasis on German-English relationship. Overview of phonology, morphology, syntax, and history of Germanic languages and people, both ancient and modern. Languages covered include Old, Middle, and New High German; English, Frisian, Dutch, Old Saxon, and Gothic. Taught in English. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 220.
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LING 233 Introduction to Language and Society (5) VLPA, DIV Evans, Wassink
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.
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LING 234 Language and Diversity (5) I&S, DIV Surek-Clark
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.
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LING 242 Introduction to Meaning (5) VLPA Ogihara
Non-technical introduction to meaning in language and how it functions in communication and thinking. Discussion of how and why meanings of words change through time. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 270 Introduction to Perl Programming for Linguists (5) Bender
Fundamental programming techniques, including data types, control flow, regular expressions, file handling, GUI design, and CGI interaction. Content relates to a variety of linguistic concepts including syntax, morphology, phonology, lexicon building and foreign language corpora. No previous programming necessary; however, a background in general linguistic theory is assumed. Offered: W.
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LING 333 Linguistics and Society (3) VLPA/I&S
Interaction of language, culture, and society, and the relationship of linguistic theory to societal problems. Ethical and political considerations involved in the application of linguistic theory.
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LING 372 Language and Translation (5) VLPA Tarlinskaja
Role of linguistic concepts in the process of translation from one language to another. Attention to both language universals and language particulars.
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LING 390 Foreign Studies in Linguistics (1-15, max. 20) I&S
For students who take linguistics courses while participating in a University of Washington study abroad program and for which there is no direct University of Washington equivalent.
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LING 400 Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory (5) VLPA/I&S, QSR L. MCGARRITY
Examines major linguistic theories in phonology, syntax and semantics; linguistic analysis and argumentation. Not available for credit to students who have completed LING 200.
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LING 401 The Linguistic, Philosophical, and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky (3) VLPA/I&S
Relation of current work in Chomskyan linguistics to philosophical, psychological, political, and educational thought.
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LING 402 Survey of the History of Linguistics (3) VLPA/I&S Zagona
Main trends in linguistic theory and philosophy of linguistics from ancient times through advent of transformational-generative grammar. Includes nineteenth-century comparative and historical grammar, Prague school grammar, American structuralist grammar, major concerns of linguistics today. Prerequisite: LING 451.
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LING 403 Structure of American Sign Language (5) VLPA Hargus
Introduction to the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of American Sign Language. Topics include acquisition, sociolinguisitics, neurolinguisitics, lexicography, history, and culture. Knowledge of American Sign Language is not required. Prerequisite: LING 200, 201, 203, or 400.
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LING 404 Indo-European (3) VLPA Voyles
Overview of the Indo-European languages, of comparative method, and of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Indo-European. Grammatical analyses and texts from various attested ancient and modern Indo-European languages, selected according to the interests of the students.
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LING 405 Indo-European (3) VLPA Voyles
Overview of the Indo-European languages, of comparative method, and of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Indo-European. Grammatical analyses and texts from various attested ancient and modern Indo-European languages, selected according to the interests of the students.
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LING 406 Indo-European (3) VLPA Voyles
Overview of the Indo-European languages, of comparative method, and of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Indo-European. Grammatical analyses and texts from various attested ancient and modern Indo-European languages, selected according to the interests of the students.
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LING 407 Languages of the World (5) VLPA
A survey of the world's languages, focusing on their syntactic, phonological, and morphological properties. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 411 Native Languages and Language Families of Washington State (3) VLPA Hargus
Survey of linguistic structures of Washington native languages. Language families consist of Salish, Wakashan, Chemakuan, Athabaskan, Chinookan, Sahaptian, Cayuse. Structure and origin of Chinook jargon. Prerequisite: LING 450; either LING 461 or LING 481.
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LING 415 History of the German Language (5) VLPA
Traces the history of the German language from early Germanic to the present. Recommended: LING 200; GERMAN 203. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 452; W.
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LING 419 Romance Linguistics Senior Essay (3) VLPA
Capstone course for undergraduate Romance Linguistic majors.
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LING 430 Pidgin and Creole Languages (5) VLPA/I&S Wassink
Explores aspects of the linguistic structure, history, and social context of pidgin and creole languages. Creolization as one possible outcome of language contact. Examines theories of creole genesis, similarities and differences between creole and non-creole languages. Prerequisite: either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 439.
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LING 432 Sociolinguistics I (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV Evans, Wassink
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; recommended: prior or concurrent registration in LING 450. Offered: jointly with ANTH 432.
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LING 433 Sociolinguistics II (5) VLPA/I&S Wassink
Examines field methods linguists use in socially oriented studies of language variation and change. Includes language attitudes, study of urban dialects, syntactic variation, sampling and interview design. Discussion of issues related to recording, ethics, and analysis of large bodies of data. Prerequisite: LING 432. Offered: jointly with ANTH 433.
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LING 441 Linguistics and Poetic Language (3) VLPA
Introduction to the Relationship between linguistic structures, linguistic universals, and the poetic uses of language; linguistic description in the analysis of literature. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 442 Semantics I (5) VLPA/NW Ogihara
Introduction to the study of meaning as part of linguistic theory. Relation of semantics to syntax. Emphasis on formal semantics and pragmatics. Discussion of various semantic phenomena in natural language that are theoretically relevant. Prerequisite: LING 461.
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LING 445 Descriptive Aspects of English as a Foreign Language (3) VLPA
Linguistic analysis as a basis for the teaching of English as a foreign language; language as rule-governed behavior. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 446 English Phonology (3) VLPA Hargus
Descriptively oriented approach to of English phonology and phonetics; dialect differences. Prerequisite: LING 450.
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LING 447 Psychology of Language (4) VLPA/I&S Osterhout
Introduction to the study of language, including language structure, speech perception, language acquisition, psychological processes underlying comprehension and production of language, the relation between brain and language, and the question of the species-specificity of human language. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209, minimum 2.0 grade in LING 200, or LING 201. Offered: jointly with PSYCH 447.
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LING 449 Second-Language Learning (5) VLPA Herschensohn
Issues related to the linguistic aspects of second-language learning. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 450 Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics (5) VLPA/NW S. HARGUS, A. WASSINK, R. WRIGHT
Introduction to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of phonological features. Issues covered include the mapping of dynamic events to static representations, phonetic evidence for phonological description, universal constraints on phonological structure, and implications of psychological speech-sound categorization for phonological theory. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.
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LING 451 Phonology I (5) VLPA/I&S Hargus, Kaisse
Patterning of ounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 450.
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LING 452 Phonology II (5) VLPA/I&S Hargus, Kaisse
Speech sounds, mechanism of their production, and structuring of sounds in languages; generative view of phonology; autosegmental and metrical phonology. Prerequisite: LING 451.
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LING 453 Experimental Phonetics (5) VLPA/I&S/NW Wright
Examines phonetic and phonological aspects of spoken language using experimental methods. Focuses on acoustic phonetics and speech perception. Significant time devoted to experimental design and hands-on data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: LING 451.
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LING 454 Methods in Comparative Linguistics (5) VLPA Aldridge, Handel
Method and theory of historical and comparative linguistics. Problems of phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic change and reconstruction. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
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LING 455 Areal Linguistics (3, max. 6) VLPA/I&S
Issues involved in classification of languages. Systems of classification based on structure, word order, areal features. Ways in which languages may be classified for different purposes. Processes such as borrowing, vocabulary specialization, lexical change, and language death and revival. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 455.
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LING 457 Language Development (5) VLPA/I&S
First-language acquisition and use by children. Emphasis on theoretical issues and research techniques. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206, PSYCH 306, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with PSYCH 457.
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LING 458 Language and Gender (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV L. BILANIUK
Survey of the theoretical trends, methods, and research findings on the relationship between language and gender. Focus on power relations in gendered language use. Extensive study of research based on conversational analysis. Prerequisite: LING 200; either LING 201, LING 203, or ANTH 203. Offered: jointly with ANTH 450/GWSS 450.
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LING 461 Syntax I (5) VLPA/I&S Aldridge, Citko, Zagona
Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.
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LING 462 Syntax II (5) VLPA/I&S Aldridge, Citko, Zagona
Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: LING 461.
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LING 463 Syntax III (4) VLPA/I&S
Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: LING 462.
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LING 464 Language Politics and Cultural Identity (3) VLPA/I&S L. BILANIUK
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.
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LING 470 Discourse: Analyzing Talk and Texts (5) VLPA/I&S
A critical and practical introduction to contemporary theories/methods in discourse analysis: how verbal communication (together with visual communication) is used in conversational talk and mediatized texts to construct identities and relationships; and how power and ideology are reproduced through these everyday social interactions. Offered: jointly with COM 470.
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LING 471 Computational Methods for Linguists (5) QSR
Overview of methods for working with linguistic data in electronic form: electronic corpora, linguistic software tools, textual data formats, operating system fundamentals, and basic programming. Prerequisite: either LING 450 or LING 461.
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LING 472 Introduction to Computational Linguistics (5) VLPA/NW E. BENDER
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.
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LING 473 Basics for Computational Linguistics (3)
Examines computer applications involving automatic processing of natural language speech or text by machines. Intended as preparation for CLMS core courses. Includes concepts form probability and statistics; formal grammars and languages; finite-state automata and transducers; review of algorithms and data structures; and software for using parallel server cluster. Prerequisite: CSE 326; STAT 391; programming in Perl, C, C++, Java, or Python. Offered: S.
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LING 476 Philosophy of Language (5) VLPA/I&S
Current theories of meaning, reference, predication, and related concepts. Offered: jointly with PHIL 453.
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LING 479 Semantics II (3) VLPA/I&S/NW T. OGIHARA
Formal characterization of linguistic meaning. Emphasis on nature and purpose of formal semantics and on its relation to formal syntax. Prerequisite: LING 442. Offered: jointly with PHIL 479.
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LING 480 Topics in Linguistics (3, max. 12) VLPA
Introduction to an area of linguistic study not covered by the regular departmental course offerings.
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LING 481 Introduction to Morphology (5) VLPA S. HARGUS
Structure of words and the processes by which they are formed. Morphological processes in a wide variety of languages. Prerequisite: LING 451.
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LING 484 Lexical Semantics and the Lexicon (3) VLPA
Role of the lexicon in syntax and semantics. Topics include the syntax-lexicon mapping; theories of argument structure; complex predicate formation and lexical subordination; the lexicon and language acquisition; the role of the lexicon in linguistic theory; and the lexicon and sentence processing. Prerequisite: LING 461.
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LING 490 Undergraduate Fieldwork (1-3, max. 6)
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.
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LING 501 Field Methods (3)
Guided analysis of a language unfamiliar to all students of the class; construction of a grammar based on material elicited from native informant. Prerequisite: LING 452, LING 462, or LING 508.
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LING 502 Field Methods (3)
Guided analysis of a language unfamiliar to all students of the class; construction of a grammar based on material elicited from native informant. Prerequisite: LING 452, LING 462, or LING 508.
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LING 503 Field Methods (3)
Guided analysis of a language unfamiliar to all students of the class; construction of a grammar based on material elicited from native informant. Prerequisite: LING 453, LING 462, or permission of instructor.
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LING 507 Syntactic Theory I (5) E. ALDRIDGE, B. CITKO, K. ZAGONA
Introduction to the principles and parameters model of syntactic theory. The lexicon and its relation to syntactic representations. Syntactic modules and principles. Problem solving.
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LING 508 Syntactic Theory II (5) Zagona, Aldridge, Citko
Further explorations in principles and parameters syntax. Topics include logical form, island phenomena, locality restrictions, and licensing. Prerequisite: LING 507 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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LING 509 Syntactic Theory III (5) Zagona, Aldridge, Citko
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.
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LING 514 Seminar in Comparative Linguistics (3) Kaisse
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories of phonological change. Prerequisite: LING 404 or permission of instructor.
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LING 515 Topics in the History of Germanic Languages (5) Barrack, Voyles
Topics in diachronic studies of Germanic languages such as Gothic, Old High German, Old Saxon.
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LING 519 Mathematical Models of Grammar (3) Ogihara
Study of some mathematical models of language recognition, emphasizing context-free and context-sensitive grammars. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mathematics, linguistics, or psychology, or permission of instructor.
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LING 522 Topics in the History of Linguistics (3) Zagona
Intensive investigation of the main trends in the history of linguistics, concentrating on the development of nineteenth-century historical linguistics, the various schools of structural linguistics, and transformational-generative grammar. Prerequisite: LING 451.
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LING 524 Seminar in Theoretical Linguistics (4, max. 8)
Individual and joint research on selected topics in theoretical linguistics. Topics change each quarter. Typical topics are semantics, generative grammar, phonological theories. Prerequisite: LING 453, LING 463.
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LING 525 Seminar in Theoretical Phonology (4, max. 12)
Individual and joint research on selected topics in theoretical phonology. Topics vary. Typical offerings include phonology and the lexicon, syntax and phonology, phonological representations. Prerequisite: LING 452.
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LING 530 Dialectology (3)
The principles of dialect deviation as related to linguistic structure and usage. Prerequisite: LING 452, LING 462, LING 508, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ANTH 530.
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LING 531 Problems in Romance Linguistics (2-5, max. 15)
Group seminar, or individual conferences are scheduled under this number to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program coordinator.
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LING 532 Sociolinguistics I (5) Evans, Wassink
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; recommended: prior or concurrent registration in LING 450. Offered: jointly with ANTH 532; S.
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LING 533 Topics and Methods in Sociolinguistic Theory (5) Wassink
Examines field methods linguists use in socially oriented studies of language variation and change. Includes language attitudes, study of urban dialects, syntactic variation, sampling and interview design. Discussion of issues related to recording, ethics, and analysis of large bodies of data. Prerequisite: LING 432.
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LING 534 Sociolinguistic Applications of Social Network Theory (5) Wassink
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.
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LING 535 Advanced Sociolinguistics (5, max. 10) Wassink
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.
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LING 540 Phonological Development (3)
Selected topics in the developmental sequence of phonological systems in normal-speaking children. Relationships between possible phonological inventories and rule systems in different languages. Prerequisite: LING 451, LING 452, or permission of instructor.
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LING 542 Semantic Theory I (5) Ogihara
Introduction to formal semantics and pragmatics. Basic skills for proposing compositional semantic rules for natural language data. Discussion of various semantic phenomena in natural language that are theoretically relevant. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Linguistics or permission of instructor.
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LING 548 Second/Foreign Language Teaching Capstone Project (3-5)
Involves a research (original or library), materials development, or a teaching practicum. Offered: AWSpS.
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LING 549 Second Language Learning (5) Herschensohn
Issues related to the linguistic aspects of second language learning. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: AS.
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LING 550 Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics (5) Wright, Wassink
Introduction to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of phonological features. Covers mapping of dynamic events to static presentations, phonetic evidence for phonological description, universal constraints on phonological structure, and implications of psychological speech-sound categorization for phonological theory. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: AWS.
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LING 551 Phonology I: Introduction to Phonological Analysis (5) Hargus
Patterning of sounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 550. Offered: WSpS.
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LING 552 Phonology II: Advanced Phonology (5) Hargus, Kaisse
Optimality theory; phonetics-phonology interface. Prerequisite: LING 551.
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LING 553 Experimental Phonetics (5) Wright
Examines phonetic and phonological aspects of spoken language using experimental methods. Focuses on acoustic phonetics and speech perception. Significant time devoted to experimental design and hands-on data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: LING 551. Offered: A.
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LING 554 Advanced Linguistic Phonetics (3, max. 9) Wright, Wassink
Individual and joint projects on selected topics in theoretical and experimental phonetics. Topics may include articulatory timing, the phonetics phonology interface, and constraints and constraint interaction. Prerequisite: LING 450 or LING 452. Offered: Sp.
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LING 561 Advanced Syntax (2-3, max. 9)
Advanced study in modern syntactic theory. Topics change each quarter. Typical topics are history of transformational grammar, anaphora, logical form. Prerequisite: LING 461, LING 462.
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LING 562 Advanced Syntax (2-3, max. 9)
Advanced study in modern syntactic theory. Topics change each quarter. Typical topics are history of transformational grammar, anaphora, logical form. Prerequisite: LING 461, LING 462.
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LING 563 Advanced Syntax (2-3, max. 9)
Advanced study in modern syntactic theory. Topics change each quarter. Typical topics are history of transformational grammar, anaphora, logical form. Prerequisite: LING 461, LING 462.
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LING 565 Contrastive Linguistics (3)
The attempt to look across linguistic systems for comparable and contrastive classes and subclasses. Problems of subcategorization and universal grammar. Three conceptually distinct models: structural, transfer grammar, generative. Prerequisite: LING 452, LING 463.
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LING 566 Introduction to Syntax for Computational Linguistics (3) Bender
Introduction to syntactic analysis and concepts with emphasis on the formally precise encoding in linguistic hypotheses and the design of grammars that can be scaled to practical applications. Coursework progressively builds up a consistent grammar for a fragment of English, while also considering data and phenomena from other languages. Offered: A.
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LING 567 Knowledge Engineering for Deep Natural Language Processing (3) Bender
Techniques and theoretical issues relating to the development of knowledge engineering resources required for deep processing (symbolic or hybrid), focusing on grammar engineering and semantic representations.
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LING 570 Shallow Processing Techniques for Natural Language Processing (4) Xia
Techniques and algorithms for associating relatively surface-level structures and information with natural language corpora, including POS tagging, morphological analysis, preprocessing/segmentation, named-entity recognition, chunk parsing, and word-sense disambiguation. Examines linguistic resources that can be leveraged for these tasks (e.g., WordNet). Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.7 in each of CSE 326 or equivalent, STAT 391 or equivalent, and LING 473 or passing score on the placement exam. Offered: A.
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LING 571 Deep Processing Techniques for Natural Language Processing (4) G. LEVOW
Algorithms for associating deep or elaborated linguistic structures with naturally occurring linguistic data (parsing/semantics/discourse), and for producing natural language strings from input semantic representations (generation). Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.7 in each of CSE 326 or equivalent, STAT 391 or equivalent, and LING 473 or passing score on the placement exam. Offered: W.
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LING 572 Advanced Statistical Methods in Natural Language Processing (4) Xia
Covers several important machine learning algorithms for natural language processing including decision tree, kNN, Naive Bayes, transformation-based learning, support vector machine, maximum entropy and conditional random field. Students implement many of the algorithms and apply these algorithms to some NLP tasks." Prerequisite: LING 570. Offered: W.
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LING 573 Natural Language Processing Systems and Applications (4) G. LEVOW
Examines building coherent systems to handle practical applications. Particular topics vary. Possible topics include information retrieval/extraction, natural language query systems, dialogue systems, augmentative and alternative communications, computer-assisted language learning, language documentation, spell/grammar checking, and software localization. Prerequisite: LING 570, LING 571, LING 572. Offered: Sp.
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LING 575 Topics in Computational Linguistics (3, max. 30) Bender, Xia
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.
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LING 579 Semantic Theory II (5) Ogihara
Advanced introduction to the formal semantics of natural language. Emphasizes the interface between syntax and semantics. Prerequisite: LING 542.
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LING 580 Problems in Linguistics (2-4, max. 99.9)
Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.
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LING 581 Morphology (5)
Explores the structure of words and the processes by which they are formed. Morphological processes in a wide variety of languages. Prerequisite: either LING 451, LING 551, or equivalent.
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LING 582 Capturing Brain Dynamics: A Combined Neuroscience and Engineering Approach (4) A. LEE
Introduces methods for capturing brain dynamics using an emerging neuroimaging technique know as magnetoencephalography (MEG). Uses techniques to examine perception and cognitive processes and their implications for future brain-computer-interface (BCI) design. Prepare students for interdisciplinary research in neuroscience and engineering. Offered: jointly with SPHSC 594; W.
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LING 590 Graduate Fieldwork (1-10, max. 10)
Individual consultation with faculty member and supervised practical experience in a broad range of industry, community, clinical settings dealing with linguistic issues. Offered: AWSpS.
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LING 599 Linguistics Colloquium (1, max. 6)
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.
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LING 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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LING 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
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LING 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
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