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LING 100.01 The Noun 6 credits

Open: Size: 16, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 235

Synonym: 61429

Cherlon L Ussery

We've all been taught that nouns are people, places, and things. Yet, these seemingly simple linguistic objects are surprisingly complex. For instance, languages vary in what information (e.g., case, gender, person, number) nouns display. Even within a single language, the form of a noun may change depending on its function within a sentence or its function within a conversation. This course uses contemporary linguistic theories to account for the many varied forms of nouns throughout the world's languages. No familiarity with languages other than English is required.

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LING 115.00 Introduction to the Theory of Syntax 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 132

Synonym: 62052

Catherine R Fortin

This course is organized to enable the student to actively participate in the construction of a rather elaborate theory of the nature of human cognitive capacity to acquire and use natural languages. In particular, we concentrate on one aspect of that capacity: the unconscious acquisition of a grammar that enables a speaker of a language to produce and recognize sentences that have not been previously encountered. In the first part of the course, we concentrate on gathering notation and terminology intended to allow an explicit and manageable description. In the second part, we depend on written and oral student contributions in a cooperative enterprise of theory construction.

LING 217.00 Phonetics and Phonology 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 14, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 230

Synonym: 62053

Jenna T Conklin, Daniel K Haataja

Although no two utterances are ever exactly the same, we humans don't function like tape recorders; we overlook distinctions to which mechanical recording devices are sensitive, and we "hear" contrasts which are objectively not there. What we (think we) hear is determined by the sound system of the language we speak. This course examines the sound systems of human languages, focusing on how speech sounds are produced and perceived, and how these units come to be organized into a systematic network in the minds of speakers of languages.

Prerequisite: 100-level Linguistics course

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