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Darren Tanner
LING 400
Seattle Campus

Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory

Examines major linguistic theories in phonology, syntax and semantics; linguistic analysis and argumentation. Not available for credit to students who have completed LING 200.

Class description

Autumn 2008 - This course will introduce major areas of linguistic theory (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics) as well as topics such as psycholinguistics and language acquisition. We will explore the systematic, rule-governed nature of human language, as well as psychological, biological, and social considerations in its acquisition and use. Linguistic analysis, argumentation, and problem solving will be emphasized. This course is intended for students who plan on pursuing more advanced linguistic or language-related study. Students who have taken Ling 200 should not take this class.

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Class assignments and grading

Class participation, homework problem sets, midterm exams, cumulative final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Darren Tanner
Date: 09/16/2008