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Ellen Kaisse
LING 580
Seattle Campus

Problems in Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

Class description

Spring 2012

Intonation: phonological aspects

Super-seminar with Wright Ling 580 Intonation and discourse

Student learning goals

Improve ability to write an abstract and a research paper that can be submitted to a conference, used as the basis for a senior honors thesis, or developed into a generals paper, thesis or dissertation.

General method of instruction

Seminar style -- some lecture; some class discussion led by either the instructor or a member of the class.

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: phonology through ling 452 or equivalent preferred. You will be fine with just Ling 451 if you are pretty good at phonology.

Class assignments and grading

Students are responsible for leading the discussion for one article or book section and will write a paper and a conference abstract for that paper. There may also be short ungraded assignments/problems to check on understanding.

presentation of chapter/reading; paper and abstract; participation in discussion


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Ellen Kaisse
Date: 02/15/2012