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Introduction to Computational Linguistics

LING 5000 - Introduction to Computational Linguistics

Computational methods in linguistic analysis and natural language processing. Topics include the use of text corpora and other sources of linguistic data; morphological analysis, parsing and language modeling; applications in areas such as information retrieval and machine translation.

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LING 5010 - Research Seminar in Language and Psychology

Also offered as PSYC 5500.

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LING 5110 - The Acquisition of Syntax

Relationship between the syntax of children’s language and linguistic theory.

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LING 5120 - Readings and Research in Acquisition

Lectures and discussion of classic and current articles in first language acquisition; presentation of ongoing student research.

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LING 5310 - Phonology I

The analysis of sound patterns in languages within a generative framework: distinctive features, segmental and prosodic analysis, word formation, the theory of markedness.

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LING 5320 - Phonology II

The analysis of sound patterns in languages within a generative framework: distinctive features, segmental and prosodic analysis, word formation, the theory of markedness.

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LING 5410 - Semantics I

The bases of formal models of syntax and semantics. Compositionality; quantification; Logical Form.

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LING 5420 - Semantics II

Theories of meaning and reference. Formal treatment of meaning in a generative grammar.

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LING 5500 - Advanced Introduction to Syntax

Concepts and tools of current syntactic theory. Syntactic features, lexical and functional categories, representation of phrase structure, argument structure, Case, movement, locality.

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LING 5510 - Syntax I

Transformational analysis within a Chomskyan framework; deep structure, surface structure, universal conditions on the form and application of transformational rules.

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LING 5520 - Syntax II

Transformational analysis within a Chomskyan framework; deep structure, surface structure, universal conditions on the form and application of transformational rules.

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LING 5799 - Directed Reading in Linguistics

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LING 6010 - General Exam Workshop

Weekly forum for second-and third-year doctoral students to present and receive feedback on their research for General Examination papers. Regular presentations and participation in discussions required. Previous completion of three semesters of full-time course work in Linguistics recommended. Open to graduate students in Linguistics, others with permission.

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LING 6020 - Professional Methods

Practice in writing abstracts for academic conferences. Preparation for academic job market: C.V.s, letters of application, interviews, job talks. Previous completion of three semesters of full-time graduate course work in Linguistics recommended. Open to graduate students in Linguistics, others with permission.

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LING 6040 - Structure of a Selected Language

Phonological and syntactic problems of a given language.

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LING 6050 - Field Methods in Linguistics

Collection and analysis of linguistic data from native consultants.

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LING 6060 - Historical Linguistics

Introduction to the theories and techniques of studying linguistic change. The comparative method of reconstructing languages. Internal reconstruction. Rule change.

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LING 6110 - Methods in Acquisition

Experimental methods for first language acquisition research.

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LING 6120 - Topics in Acquisition

Current topics in first language acquisition research.

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LING 6160 - Second Language Acquisition

Current research on theories of second language acquisition. Differences between first and second language development, including views on the availability of universal grammar. Linguistic input and the effect of age of immersion in a second language. Research methodologies and their validity will be discussed. Pedagogical implications derivable from this research will be addressed. Student research component.

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LING 6210 - Morphology

Introduction to morphological analysis and to the methods of linguistic segmentation. The Lexicon. The relationships between Phonology and Morphology and between Syntax and Morphology. The nature of clitics.

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LING 6310 - Problems in Phonology

Advanced work in phonology.

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LING 6410 - Semantics Seminar

Classical and recent literature and current research in semantics.

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LING 6420 - Topics in Semantics

Current topics in semantic research.

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LING 6510 - Readings and Research in Syntax

Examination and discussion of classic articles in syntactic theory; presentation of ongoing student research.

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LING 6520 - Problems in Syntax

Advanced work in syntax.

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LING 6530 - Comparative Syntax

Cross-linguistic study of syntactic structure; implications for linguistic theory.

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LING 6610 - Methods in Experimental Syntax

An introduction to the design and analysis of experiments in syntax.

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LING 6798 - Special Topics in Linguistics

Topics in general linguistics at an advanced level.

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LING 6799 - Independent Study in Linguistics

May be repeated for credit with a change of content.

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LING 6899 - Directed Research in Linguistics

Independent Study. May be repeated for credit.

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