Graduate Courses Schedule (Fall 2023)
For Ph.D./M.A. in Linguistics, M.A. in Computational Linguistics
LIN 521 Syntax I, TuTh 11:30AM-12:50PM, Andrei Antonenko
A study of formal grammar as one aspect of our knowledge of language. Concepts and elements of modern syntactic analysis are introduced and motivated using a variety of grammatical phenomena and processes, across a wide range of languages. Prerequisite: Enrollment in LIN program or permission of instructor.
LIN 523 Phonology I, MW 08:30AM-09:50AM, Lori Repetti
An introduction to the formal study of sound patterns. Problems from various languages serve as the basis for developing a theory of the representation of sound structure. Prerequisite: Enrollment in LIN program or permission of instructor.
LIN 537 Computational Linguistics I, MW 10:00AM-11:20AM, Jiwon Yun
A hands-on introduction to practical aspects of computational linguistics. Students learn how to perform common tasks such as tagging and tokenization with a state-of-the-art programming language. Topics include basic data structures and algorithms, n-gram models, regular expressions, and corpus linguistics.
LIN 539 Mathematical Methods in Linguistics, TuTh 10:00AM-11:20AM, Thomas Graf
An overview of the mathematical foundations of theoretical and computational linguistics. Topics covered include set theory, morphisms, logic and model theory, algebra, lattices, lambda calculus, probability theory, information theory, and basics of formal language theory. A strong emphasis is put on the linguistic application of the mathematical concepts in the student and analysis of natural language data.
LIN 600 Colloquium in Linguistics, F 1:00PM-5:30PM, Thomas Graf
An introduction to research in linguistics, with presentations by faculty and visiting scientists. Topics include current research questions and ethics of research and publishing. The course will also cover responsible conduct in research and scholarship
LIN 625 Semantics, MW 2:30PM-3:50PM, Sandhya Sundaresan
An investigation of the role of semantics (the theory of meaning) in the overall theory of grammar, structured around such topics as formal semantics, the interaction of syntax and semantics, and lexical semantics. Prerequisite: LIN 521
LIN 651 Syntax Seminar, TuTh 2:30PM-3:50PM, Richard Larson
Topic varies and relates to current issues in the field and research activities of faculty and students. Past topics have included A-dependencies, adjectival and adverbial modification, word order and antisymmetry.
LIN 653: Phonology Seminar, TuTh 1:00PM-2:20PM, Tatiana Luchkina
Topic varies and relates to current issues in the field and research activities of faculty and students. Past topics have included interface issues (phonetics, morphology, syntax), functional motivations for phonological constraints (articulatory ease, perceptual salience, parsing considerations), intonation, and second language and loanword phonology
LIN 655: Computational Linguistics Seminar, MW 11:30AM-12:50PM, Jordan Kodner
An overview of the mathematical foundations of theoretical and computational linguistics. Topics covered include set theory, morphisms, logic and model theory, algebra, lattices, lambda calculus, probability theory, information theory, and basics of formal language theory. A strong emphasis is put on the linguistic application of the mathematical concepts in the student and analysis of natural language data
For M.A. in TESOL
LIN 522 Phonetics, TuTh 07:30PM-08:50PM, Marie Huffman
A study of articulatory phonetics and the international phonetic alphabet, with intensive practice in phonetic transcription from a wide variety of languages. Acoustic phonetics, speech perception, and the applications of phonetics to foreign language teaching.
LIN 524 TESOL Pedagogy: Theory and Practice (Methods I), sec. 1 M 6:00PM-08:50PM, sec. 2 W 6:00PM-08:50PM, Dorit Kaufman
Theory and practical methodology of language and literacy instruction and assessment to children and adolescents for whom English is not their first language, in alignment with current state, national, and professional standards. Inquiry into instructional approaches, standard-based and data-driven lesson planning, and reflective practices in the teaching and assessment of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Review and evaluation of resources and technologies. 3 credits, letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc)
LIN 527 Structure of English, MW 4:30PM-5:50PM, Francisco Ordonez
A description of the major sentence elements, subsystems, and productive grammatical processes of English. The justification of grammatical categories, interaction between systems and processes, and notions of standard and correctness are discussed with a view to their application in the ESL classroom.
LIN530 Intro to General Linguistics, TuTh 6:00PM-7:20PM, Robert Hoberman
An introduction to modern theoretical and applied linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, language acquisition, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics.
LIN 541 Bilingualism, TuTh 04:30PM-05:50PM, Tatiana Luchkina
Study of the social, linguistic, educational, and psychological aspects of bilingualism.
LIN542 Sociolinguistics, TuTh 01:00PM-02:20PM, Joy Janzen
An introduction to major topics in sociolinguistics, including variation theory, language attitudes, language planning, language change, and pidgins and creoles.
LIN 544 Language Acquisition and Literacy Development, M 06:00PM-08:50PM, Joy Janzen
In-depth exploration of the theories of literacy and language development of native English speakers and students who are English language learners pre-school through grade 12. The development and assessment of literacy skills among children at various stages of learning development and across disciplines will be examined. Attention will also be given to children with special needs and the integration of technology in the development of literacy skills.
LIN 574: Managing Instruction, Assessment, and Resources in TESOL, M 4:30PM -7:20PM, Denise Hannaoui
Investigation and evaluation of instructional planning and assessment aligned with current state, national, and professional standards. Teacher candidates practice content-based curriculum development, and use of technologies for language and literacy development among English language learners and reflect on their teaching in multi-level classrooms. Partnerships with colleagues, parents and the respective communities are explored. 3 credits, letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc)