Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Linguistic structure of language. Applications of linguistics to other disciplines. Human and societal aspects of the nature, use, acquisition, and history of languages.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Gender and language in societies around the world. Issues such as status, power and politeness in monolingual and multilingual societies. The role of gender in language development, language variation and language change.

Offered: Summer of every year
Credits: 3

Develop an understanding and appreciation of the world’s linguistic diversity by exploring facts about languages of the world and an appreciation of linguistic diversity as part of cultural diversity. Learn about language families and historical relationships, as well as language typology. Explore how the language situation today reflects historical movements of people and their settlements. Symbolic functions of language and what happens when languages come in contact.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 1 to 4

Special topics supplementing regular course offerings proposed by faculty on a group study basis.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 4

Basic goals, concepts, methods, and research results of modern theoretical and applied linguistics. Examples from a variety of languages.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year Credits: 3

Phonetics, phonetics features and components, phonological phenomena, phonemic analysis, sound systems and data analysis.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Basic concepts, principles and methods of modern phonetics. Understanding of what human speech is and how it works. Reflect on, analyze, and discuss their own speech and the speech of those around them.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Word structure, word formation, morphological analysis, interface with phonology and syntax, and theoretical issues in morphology. Data from diverse languages of the world.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Structure of sentences and structural relations among phrases. Methods of syntactic analysis and argumentation.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Structure of meaning in natural languages. Methods of semantic analysis and argumentation. Technical tools for stating precise and falsifiable semantic hypotheses.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Linguistic issues, perspectives and research on the acquisition of language by children. Phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics. Universal principles, variation, contexts. Implications for related disciplines.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Theoretical approaches to the study of language and the brain. Perspectives on normal and impaired linguistic functioning offered by lesion studies and brain-imaging techniques. The genetic basis of language as evidenced in family and twin studies.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Cognitive processing of information by animals, humans, and computers. Relevant issues in philosophy, linguistics, psychology, neurophysiology, and artificial intelligence.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Accounts of language variation and related larger constructs such as speech community, communicative competence, dialect, and language change.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Develop proficiency in statistical techniques, data munging/cleaning and data management.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 1 to 4

Special projects arranged by an individual student and a faculty member in areas supplementing regular course offerings.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 1 to 4

Special topics supplementing regular course offerings proposed by faculty on a group study basis.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 2

Individual research project supervised by a faculty member. Demonstration of student’s ability to conduct independent research and prepare an undergraduate thesis.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Major phonological theories, argumentation, and advanced skills of phonological analysis.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Issues in phonology. Current controversies and trends of research in phonology.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Theories, current issues, and research of the structure of sentences and structural relations among phrases. Methods of syntactic analysis and argumentation.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Issues in syntax. Current research and controversies.

Offered: Fall of odd years
Credits: 3

Selected topics in semantics and/or pragmatics, such as noun phrase interpretation, tense and aspect, conversational implicature, and negation. Advanced level analytical techniques.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Children’s native language acquisition: research methods, crosslinguistic data, and explanations from linguistic theory. Topics such as learnability, parameters, innateness, narratives, individual variation, and bilingualism.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Study of the computation of language in the brain and its contribution to understanding brains and language. Lesion research and research using neuroimaging techniques such as Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Survey of how different disciplines explore the cognitive processes underlying intelligent behavior.

Offered: Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Linguistic and societal bases for language choice. Topics exemplifying modern sociolinguistics, including concerns of power, ethnicity, gender, quantitative microsociolinguistics, field techniques, and data analysis.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Survey of the structure of a non-European language such as Amharic, Chinese, Japanese, or Hausa. General overview of the language, including history, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, and variation. Particular attention to the features generally nonexistent in European languages.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 3

Special projects, directed reading, and research arranged by an individual graduate student and a faculty member in areas supplementing regular course offerings.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 1 to 4

Special topics supplementing regular course offerings proposed by faculty on a group study basis for graduate students.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits: 3

Directed original research on current topic in linguistics.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 1 to 3

Directed research in support of Plan B master’s degree requirements.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 1 to 12

Directed research leading to a master’s thesis, used in partial fulfillment of Plan A master’s degree requirements.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3

Critical approaches to genre, periodization, and influence in English and other literatures.

Offered: Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits: 1 to 36

Doctoral dissertation research.

Offered: Fall of every year
Credits: 3