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Courses and Syllabi

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Linguistics Spring 2017

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in LING

LING 306: General Linguistics (3 Credits)

Overview of grammatical structure of English including world classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

LING 307: English Grammar (3 Credits)

Overview of grammatical structure of English including word classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Aseel Saad Alammar — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — West Building 1007
  • Section 002 — Hussain Almalki — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Thompson Hall 2022

400-Level Courses in LING

LING 485: Semantics and Pragmatics (3 Credits)

Developments in theoretical linguistics that explore how language form is related to meaning and context. Topics include reference, lexical semantics, logic, quantification, truth conditions and sentential meaning, presuppositions, and speech acts. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Douglas J Wulf — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson A109

LING 486: Syntax I (3 Credits)

Nature and form of syntactic theory, and examination and analysis of the properties of several major natural language syntactic structures. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Brian Hsu — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Krug Hall 19

Graduate

500-Level Courses in LING

LING 522: Modern English Grammar (3 Credits)

Overview of structure of modern English beginning with word classes and ending with analyses of complex sentences. Most topics introduced as problems of language description; in solving them, principles of syntactic argumentation are demonstrated. Students learn to tap intuitions about English to analyze grammatical structure. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

LING 525: Practicum in ESL (3 Credits)

Involves preparation and presentation of lessons to adult English as second language (ESL) learners under guidance of mentor teacher and practicum professor. Field experience consists of observation and teaching in assigned ESL classroom. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Douglas J Wulf — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — East Building 134
  • Section DL1 — Aseel Saad Alammar

LING 582: Second Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

Examines second language (L2) acquisition from linguistic perspective. Compares first and second language acquisition. Explores factors contributing to L2 variation, including linguistic universals, transfer, age, input, and affective considerations. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Steven H. Weinberger — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Robinson A123
  • Section DL1 — Hussain Almalki

600-Level Courses in LING

LING 692: Phonology II (3 Credits)

Recent trends in phonological theory. Topics include stress assignment, tone spreading, and vowel harmony, from within nonlinear framework. Discusses segmental structure and underspecification. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Steven H. Weinberger — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Research Hall 202

700-Level Courses in LING

LING 785: Semantics and Pragmatics (3 Credits)

Developments in theoretical linguistics that explore how language form relates to meaning and context. Topics include reference, lexical semantics, logic, quantification, truth conditions and sentential meaning, presuppositions, and speech acts. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Douglas J Wulf — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson A109

LING 786: Syntax I (3 Credits)

Nature and form of syntactic theory. Examines and analyzes properties of several major natural language syntactic structures. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Brian Hsu — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Robinson B218

800-Level Courses in LING

LING 898: Advanced Qualifying Seminar (3 Credits)

Work on PhD qualifying paper. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Steven H. Weinberger — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Innovation Hall 211