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Linguistics

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
South Hall 3506-3524 (Faculty Offices)
South Hall 3432 Suite (Student Advising and Administrative Offices)
Telephone: (805) 893-7488
E-mail: undergradadvisor@linguistics.ucsb.edu
Website: www.linguistics.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Matthew K. Gordon


 

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LING 2G. EMS: Intermediate Graduate Writing for International Students
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement based on English Language Placement Examination.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Provides instruction for students needing to improve accuracy and fluency in written academic English. Emphasizes grammar, vocabulary and patterns oforganization relevant to academic writing at the graduate level.
LING 3A. EMS: Academic English
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement based on Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE)and English Language Placement Examination (ELPE).
First of three levels intended to develop proficiency in university-levelreading and writing. Emphasizes applying critical approaches to reading,practicing writing in a variety of academic styles, and developing grammatical and lexical resources appropriate to a university setting.
LING 3B. EMS: Academic English
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Open to students who have a Ling 3B placement or a prerequisite of Ling 3A with a pass grade.
Second level in a three-course series intended to develop proficiency in university-level reading and writing. Emphasizes applying critical approaches to reading, practicing writing in a variety of academic styles, and developing grammatical and lexical resources appropriate to a university setting.
LING 3C. EMS: Academic English
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Open to students who have a Ling 3C placement or a prerequisite of Ling 3B with a grade of C or better.
Third level in a three-course series intended to develop proficiency in university-level reading and writing. Emphasizes applying critical approaches to reading, practicing writing in a variety of academic styles, and developing grammatical and lexical resources appropriate to a university setting.
LING 3G. EMS: Advanced Graduate Writing for International Students
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Placement based on English Language Placement Examination scores.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Focuses on rhetorical strategies and patterns of development used in a variety of writing typically required for graduate courses. Addresses levels of formality and academic conventions used across disciplines, emphasizing clarity of expression.
LING 4. EMS: Individual and Small Group Instruction for International Graduate Students
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units.
Designed for focused instruction in oral and written academic English. Enrollment by instructor consent. Preference given to students at advanced proficiency levels.
LING 5. EMS: Intermediate Oral Academic English for International Graduate Students
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Placement based on English Language Placement Examination scores and TA English Language Evaluations.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Focuses on listening comprehension and oral communication skills needed for effective participation in American university contexts, including small group discussions, one- on-one interactions, and short oral presentations.
LING 6. EMS: Advanced Oral Academic English for International Graduate Students
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Placement based on English Language Placement Examination scores and TA English Language Evaluations.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only.
Intended to refine students' listening comprehension and oral communicationskills in academic and professional settings, including graduate seminars, conferences and interviews. Emphasis on formal presentations with peer andinstructor feedback.
LING 7. EMS: Oral Communication for International Teaching Assistants
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Placement based on TA English Language evaluations.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Intercultural teacher-training course with an emphasis on pronunciation andthe oral production skills necessary for successful communication in the American university classroom.
LING 8. Oral Communication for Multilingual Undergraduate Students
(3) STAFF
Develops oral skills to help multilingual undergraduate students, especially international students, participate in classroom activities and engage in campus life. Activities include group discussions, group presentations, interviews, and language focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
LING 9. EMS: English Pronunciation for International Graduate Students
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Placement based on English Language Placement Examination scores and TA English Language Evaluations.
Enrollment Comments: Workload credit only. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Intended to help students improve pronunciation of American English for effective communication in academic and professional settings. Instruction includes analysis and practice of vowels, consonants, stress and intonation patterns.
LING 12. EMS: Approaches to University Writing for Multilingual Students
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Open to students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirementand have a Ling 12 placement or a prerequisite of Ling 3C with a grade of Cor better.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Principles of critical reading, thinking and writing in the university. Students analyze academic discourse, develop rhetorical strategies for exposition and argument, practice examination writing, and write and revise papers. Completion of C or better meets Entry Level Writing Requirement.
LING 15. Language in LIFE
(4) KENNEDY
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Overview of language and its role in communities at home and around the world. The diversity and history of languages; their norms, conventions, andwritten traditions; the role of language in culture and identity; language rights and multilingualism, and the implications of technology for language use.
LING 20. Language And Linguistics
(4) STAFF
Introduction to the scientific study of language: The sounds of language; word and sentence structure; semantics and pragmatics; discourse and conversational speech; the social and cultural functions of language; language change and the reconstruction of languages at earlier stages.
LING 20H. Language and Linguistics Honors
(1) GENETTI, STAFF
Honors course that involves introduction to the scientific study of language: the nature of language structure; the social and cultural function of language; the origin and the learning of language; language change and the reconstruction of languages at earlier stages.
LING 30. The Story Of English
(4) STAFF
The evolution of English from its Germanic origins to its present status asa lingua franca among the world's cultures. Topics include influences from other languages, English-based creoles, the major contemporary dialects, and the concept of Standard English.
LING 36. African-American English
(4) HUDLEY
Prerequisite: None
Examines the sociolinguistic aspects of English as spoken by African-Americans in the United States. Relationship of African-American English to linguistic theory, education policy, and U.S. culture. Emphasis on mitigating discrimination and improving the educational and social experiences of African-Americans at UCSB and beyond.
LING 50. Language and Power
(4) CURTIN
Examines how social identities and relations (nationality, class, ethnicity, age, gender) are constructed, maintained, and challenged via language practices, policies, and ideologies. Considers power dynamics in multiple domains including everyday interaction, education, media (advertising, news, film/tv, online), and political discourse.
LING 60. Word Origins
(3) CAMPBELL
An introduction to the origin and evolution of words: language families, sound correspondences, and cognates; word-formation and loanwords; changes in meaning and form; etymology; dialectal differences in lexicon; vocabulary as historical and comparative evidence.
LING 70. Language In Society
(4) KENNEDY
How language defines the relationship of the individual to society; the role language plays in constituting power, hierarchy, ethnicity, gender, ideology, and other aspects of social identity; how speakers use language to display identity and define social context. Emphasis on sociolinguistic diversity in American society.
LING 80. Endangered Languages
(3) CAMPBELL
Examines language endangerment and its impact on the world's speech communities. Topics include: language ecologies; reasons for language shift; social, affective, and linguistic impacts of language contraction; indigenous knowledge systems; biocultural diversity; documentation, revitalization, and reclamation.
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LING 101. Basic Elements Of Linguistic Analysis
(4) CAMPBELL, KENNEDY, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
An introduction to the analytic methodology in the study of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. A typologically oriented course designedto demonstrate how linguists analyze languages.
LING 104. Statistical Methods in Linguistics
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Upper-division or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of scientific inquiry and methodology; basics of experimental design, statistical methods (descriptive, analytic, and exploratory) relevant to linguistics
LING 106. Introduction to Phonetics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
An introduction to the articulatory and acoustic properties of speech sounds. Survey of speech sounds found in the languages of the world. Emphasis on ear training and transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
LING 107. Introduction to Phonology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106.
Introduction to the description and analysis of the sound patterns of natural language. Focus is on developing analytical skills for approaching data from a typologically diverse set of languages.
LING 108. Introduction To Morphology
(4) CAMPBELL, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 101 OR Linguistics 107.
How meaning is encoded in words in the languages of the world. Morphological and morphophonemic processes, lexical categories, derivation and inflection, productivity, tense, aspect, mode, case, concord, valence changes (passives, antipassives, benefactives, causatives), morphological typologies.
LING 109. Introduction To Syntax
(4) CAMPBELL, COMRIE, GENETTI
Prerequisite: Linguistics 101 OR Linguistics 108
Similarities and differences among languages in the grammatical devices they use to signal relations between words in phrases and sentences. Data from a range of languages presented and analyzed.
LING 110. Computational Linguistics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Linguistics 210.
An introduction to the fields of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Hands-on training in the use of programming languages invarious types of linguistic data processing such as tokenization, part-of- speech tagging, and parsing. Targeted towards students without a computer programming background.
LING 111. Advanced Computational Linguistics
(4) MOSCOSO
Prerequisite: Ling 110 or Instructor Approval.
Recommended Preparation: Basic computer programming course or statistics course.
Provides advanced topics in computational linguistics, with an emphasis on statistical natural language processing techniques, co-occurrence methods, and machine learning applied to language.
LING 112. Speech and Technology
(4) KATSIKA
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106
How humans speak and how machines simulate this process. Introduces speech technologies (speech synthesis and recognition) by highlighting the connection between developing such technologies and understanding the phonetic structure of speech. Considers applications of these technologies, such as human-machine interface and language learning.
LING 113. Introduction to Semantics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Introduction to the study of meaning in language. Consideration of semanticfields, semantic components, semantic relations, categories, prototypes, frames, metaphor, pragmatics, indexicality, and speech acts.
LING 114. Advanced Phonology
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, GORDON
Prerequisite: Linguistics 107.
In-depth exploration of phonological systems and processes, survey of contemporary phonological theories and critical assessment of their effectiveness in accounting for established patterns cross-linguistically.
LING 115. Introduction To Historical Comparative Linguistics
(4) GORDON,GENETTI, KENNEDY,MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 107.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Linguistics 215. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
An introduction to linguistic change, genetic classification of languages, and methods of reconstructing parent languages.
LING 116. The Structure of Language and Sports
(4) KENNEDY
Prerequisite: Upper division or consent of instructor.
Examines the usage of language in organized sports, with analysis at lexical, morphological, syntactic, discursive, and phonological levels. Investigates how linguistic structure adapts to particular communicative contexts, such as media accounts and interactions among participants.
LING 117. Regional Dialects and Varieties of English Around the World
(4) KENNEDY
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of regional dialects of English throughout America and around the world. Examines dialect variation through both descriptive analysis as well as socio-historic accounts of theemergence of particular varieties.
LING 120. Corpus Linguistics
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Recommended Preparation: Lingustics 101 or equivalent.
An introduction to computerized research methods which are applied to largedatabases of language used in natural communicative settings to supplement more traditional ways of linguistic analysis in all linguistic subdisciplines.
LING 121. Field Methods
(4) CAMPBELL, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106, 107,108 and 109.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximumof 8 units.
Workshop format with native speaker of a lesser-known language as consultant. Students analyze the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic structure of the language by eliciting data from the consultant andapplying the theoretical knowledge to the data.
LING 122. History of the English Language
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20; or consent of the instructor.
Historical survey of English, from its Germanic origins to its contemporary status as a global language. Topics include the phonology, morphology,syntax and semantics of Old English, Middle English, etc., and the chief cultural influences at different stages of development.
LING 124. Discourse Analysis
(4) DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 109.
Basic concepts in the study of discourse, including differences between spoken and written language; conversational structure; structure of narrative and expository texts; information flow; and implications for the study of grammar.
LING 127. Psychology of Language
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20
An examination of the psychological foundations of language structure anduse, including the cognitive processes involved in the comprehension, production, and recall of words, sentences, and discourse; first and second language acquisition; relationships among language, brain, cognition, and culture.
LING 130. Language as Culture
(4) DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Views language through the lens of culture, exploring language as a sociocultural system that organizes meaning, memory, interpretation, authority, action, practice. How practices of speaking shape culture; intertextuality; linguistic and cultural relativity; relations between language, thought, and culture.
LING 131. Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ, ZIMMAN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
The study of language as a social phenomenon, with emphasis on language useoutside the U.S. context. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to regional and social dialects, register, linguistic power and solidarity, language contact and change, multilingualism, codeswitching, language shift andloss.
LING 132. Language, Gender, and Sexuality
(4) BUCHOLTZ, ZIMMAN
The study of language as a resource for the production of gender and sexuality across cultures. Topics include: gender differentiation in languagestructure and use; intragender variation; language and discrimination; linguistic ideologies; language and identity.
LING 134. North American Indian Languages
(4) MITHUN, CAMPBELL
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Survey of the several hundred native languages of North America, including the history of research on these languages, their classification, special structures, and their oral traditions.
LING 135. Memes: When Language and Culture Go Viral
(4) DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20 or upper-division standing.
Explores the power and meaning of memes in digital culture and beyond. Introduces theories and methods needed to understand how and why memes work, including memetics, intertextuality, dialogicality, resonance, branding, stance, voice, identity, network effects, linguistic ideology, and culture. Students do hands-on web-based research on memes, virality, and related phenomena.
LING 136. African American Language and Culture
(4) BUCHOLTZ
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
The history, structure, and use of African American Vernacular English. Topics include debates over the variety's origins; the politics of African American Vernacular English; representations of African American speech in popular culture; language and hip hop culture; the use of African American Vernacular English by other ethnic groups; educational issues.
LING 137. Introduction to First Language Acquisition
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
An introduction to the interdisciplinary enterprise of understanding first language acquisition, overview of different theoretical and methodological approaches, and introduction to developmental processes in sub-areas such as phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax and semantics.
LING 138. Language Socialization
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Linguistics 288.
What is the role of language in the process by which a child becomes a member of a particular culture? Topics include the acquisition of culture-specific ways of talking about emotions, enacting gender roles, having arguments and producing narratives.
LING 139. Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(4) FRODESEN
Surveys theoretical and methodological issues related to teaching English as a second or foreign language. Students examine current research and pedagogy in TESOL and development in second language acquisition theory and evaluate teaching materials and develop classroom lessons.
LING 140. English Grammar for Teachers
(4) FRODESEN
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Covers English grammatical structures commonly the focus of teaching English as an additional language. Also considers key issues related to grammar in language teaching, such as error correction and deductive versus inductive methods of instruction.
LING 141. Second Language Acquisition
(4) GOUGH
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An introduction to the theories and principles of how adults acquire a language other than their mother tongue, why it is more difficult than acquiring their first language, and what needs to be learned, from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives.
LING 144. Sociophonetics
(4) ZIMMAN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106 or instructor approval.
Recommended Preparation: Linguistics 130, 131, or another course in sociocultural linguistics.
The study of phonetic variation as an aspect of sociocultural linguistic practice. Builds on knowledge of phonetics gained in LING 106. Focus on exploring how to productively combine the theory and methods of phonetics and sociocultural linguistics. Emphasis on the acquisition of analytical skills.
LING 145. Articulatory Phonetics
(4) KATSIKA
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106
An introduction to the speech production system, with special focus on the articulatory structure of speech and the relation of this structure to the acoustic properties and perception of speech sounds. Considers the speech of populations with speech communication disorders, and presents an array of experimental techniques used to investigate speech.
LING 146. Auditory Phonetics
(4) GORDON, KATSIKA
Prerequisite: Linguistics 106
Introduction to the auditory processing of speech, including the physiology of hearing, neurological processing of speech, perception of pitch, loudness, and temporal properties, frequency resolution, models of speech perception, and hearing disorders.
LING 149. Intercultural Communication
(4) CURTIN
Prerequisite: Any Linguistics or Communications course or consent of instructor.
Explores communication (verbal, nonverbal, mediated) between people from different cultural backgrounds. Topics include intersecting identities (national/regional, race/ethnicity, linguistic, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), intercultural relationships, cultural transitions, and intercultural conflict and dialogue. Integrates insights from social scientific, interpretive, and critical research.
LING 150. Language Documentation
(4) CAMPBELL,GENETTI,GORDON,MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Issues in the creation of lasting multipurpose records of a language. Documentation as collaborative, community-based initiative. Description and documentation, archive creation, metadata, technologies, materials, ethics, ethnography, orthography, and multimedia. Students participate in a collaborative documentation project as primary coursework.
LING 160. The Structure Of English
(4) GRIES, KENNEDY
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Introduction to the phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse features of contemporary English.
LING 170. Language in Social Interaction
(4) DU BOIS
What role does language play in social interaction? How do individuals use language to shape relationships with others within or across social groups?How do patterns of linguistic interaction constitute patterns of social organization? Emphasis on hands-on analysis of transcriptions and recordings of face-to-face interactions.
LING 175. Introduction to Romance Linguistics
(4) RAPOSO
The course aims to illustrate principle of comparative- historical linguistic analysis by examining romance languages (French, Portuguese, etc.) for similarities and differences, and tracing their evolution from vulgar Latin.
LING 180. Language, Race and Ethnicity
(4) BUCHOLTZ
Linguistic practices of major ethnoracial groups in the United States, including African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans; examination of the linguistic effects of immigration and colonialism; bilingualism, code switching, style shifting, language shift, and heritage language learning; linguistic interaction and contact between ethnoracial groups; language as a resource for ethnoracial identity; linguistic racism; linguistic activism.
LING 181. Languages of the World
(4) CAMPBELL, COMRIE
Introduction to the languages of the world: Geographical distribution; genetic (genealogical) classification, including comparison with genetics and archeology; structural properties and sociolinguistics of selected languages representing different parts of the world.
LING 185. Animal Communication
(4) MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
The course will cover the basic terminology on animal communication signals. Special stress will be placed on the cost of signaling, and on the factors driving the biological evolution of communication. Finally, animal communication will be contrasted with human language.
LING 187. Language, Power and Learning
(4) BUCHOLTZ, CASILLAS
Prerequisite: Departmental Approval Required to Finalize Registration.
Critical examination of institutional power related to education and linguistic and cultural diversity. Focus on Latino communities; formal and informal learning; family practices; bilingual education; heritage languages; language and labor; language and racism; immigrant languages; racialized varieties of English.
LING 191. Internship in Linguistics
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Internship in a language-related work setting. Students apply concepts, methods, and issues from linguistics to professional contexts in education, business, government, nonprofit organizations and other fields.
LING 192. Community Partnerships in Linguistics
(1-6) STAFF
Service learning in a language-related volunteer setting. Apply concepts, methods, and issues from linguistics to real-world problems in educational contexts, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other settings. Weekly report, and final paper required.
LING 193. Undergraduate Research Seminar
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division course in linguistics; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Misc: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters andare limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 193/199/199RA courses combined.
Original individual or collaborative research in linguistics. Weekly discussion of work in progress in a writing workshop setting.
LING 194. Group Studies In Linguistics
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 20.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Limited to small groups whose interest and needs determine the central focus.
LING 195A. Honors Thesis
(2-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major. A two-quarter in-sequence coursewith final grade awarded upon completion of Linguistics 195B.
Guided research and writing of an original research paper to meet the requirements of the honors program in Linguistics.
LING 195B. Honors Thesis.
(2-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major. A two-quarter in-sequence coursewith final grade awarded upon completion of Linguistics 195B.
Guided research and writing of an original research paper to meet the requirements of the honors program in Linguistics.
LING 195C. Honors Thesis
(2-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 195B.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major.
Guided research and writing of an original research paper to meet the requirements of the honors program in Linguistics.
LING 199. Independent Studies In Linguistics.
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in linguistics; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 193/199/199RA courses combined. Admission by special arrangement.
Intended for the study of special areas within Linguistics.
LING 199RA. Independent Research Assistance In Linguistics.
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in linguistics; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 193/199/199RA courses combined.
Coursework shall consist of faculty supervised research assistance.
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LING 200. Language and Linguistics for Non-linguists
(4) GENETTI, GORDON
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Linguistics 20. Quarters usually offered: Winter,Fall.
Introduction to the scientific study of language: The sounds of language; word and sentence structure; semantics and pragmatics; discourse and conversational speech; the social and cultural functions of language; language change and the reconstruction of languages at earlier stages.
LING 201. Research Methodology and Statistics in Linguistics
(4) GRIES
Fundamentals of scientific inquiry and methodology; basics of experimental design, statistical methods (descriptive and analytic) relevant to linguistics such as chi-squared, testing of distributions and means, simple correlation and regression.
LING 202. Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 201
Multifactorial and multivariate statistical methods for analyzing observational and experimental data in linguistics: basic linear and generalized linear modeling for numeric, categorical, count, and proportion data; exploratory cluster analysis; graphical methods for data exploration.
LING 203. Phonetic Methodology
(4) GORDON
Training in the use of quantitative phonetic techniques to perform linguistic analysis
LING 204. Statistical Methodology
(4) GRIES
More advanced aspects of (generalized) linear modeling (planned contrasts, polynomials), robust statistics, mixed- effects/multilevel modeling; conditional inference trees; more advanced cluster-analytic methods; bootstrapping.
LING 210. Computational Linguistics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 200 or 200A.
Computational linguistics and statistical natural language processing; hands on work with a programming language, co-occurrence phenomena,computational lexicography and word sense disambiguation, automatic text processing, and other topics.
LING 211. Experimental Methods in Linguistics
(4) MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Provides hands-on experience in techniques required for the process of designing and analyzing psycholinguistic experiments. This course providesthe opportunity to develop an experiment, from the formulation of a research question to the interpretation of results.
LING 212. Discourse Transcription
(4) DU BOIS
Methods for transcribing conversational discourse, with focus on discourse features relevant to linguistic and interactional research. Features include pause, laughter, intonation, voice, speaker overlap, turn-taking, participation, others. Recording natural conversation, computer-assisted transcription, transcription as theory, alternative transcription systems, transcription ethics/politics.
LING 213. Instrumental Phonetics
(4) GORDON
An experimental approach to the articulation, acoustics, and perceptionof speech. The relation of phonetics to phonological alternations and sound change. The use of phonetic data to resolve phonological questions. Interpretation and evaluation of experiments.
LING 214. Discourse
(4) DU BOIS
Advanced research methods for analyzing discourse in light of grammar, and grammar in light of discourse. Hands-on analysis of naturally occurring language use, especially conversational interaction. Topics include referent tracking, topicality, information structure, accessibility, constructions as functional units, functional niches, preferred argument structure, dialogic syntax, resonance, narrative structure. Theories of functional explanation for grammar; cognitive and interactional functions, competing motivations, grammaticization, emergence of linguistic structure.
LING 216. Grammar Writing
(4) MITHUN, GENETTI
Prerequisite: Linguistics 234, 235.
Training in writing a description of a language, including critical review of selected existing grammars, discussion of contents, and practice in writing.
LING 217. Discourse and Grammar
(4) DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 212 and 214.
Survey of recent approaches to discourse and grammar, including referentialpragmatics, dialogic syntax, construction grammar, preferred argument structure, and emergent grammar. Application of these approaches to natural language data, including face-to-face conversation.
LING 218. Corpus Linguistics
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
An introduction to computerized research methods, which are applied to large data bases of language used in natural communicative settings to supplement more traditional methods of linguistic analysis in all linguistic subdisciplines.
LING 219. Corpus Construction
(4) GRIES, DU BOIS
Design and construction of electronic corpora to represent spoken or written forms of language. Data collection from electronically available text/transcripts, linguistic fieldwork, archives. Issues of sampling, balancedness,representativity, scale; formatting, markup, annotation, coding, tools; archival preservation, orthography, politics, ethics.
LING 220. Prosody
(4) CAMPBELL, GORDON
Perceptual and acoustic aspects of pitch, amplitude, and tempo and their interaction with discourse. Comparison of prosodic theories.
LING 221A. Field Methods
(6) CAMPBELL,GENETTI,GORDON,MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 214, 234, 235.
Enrollment Comments: A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for all quarters issued upon completion of Linguistics 221C.
Introduction to fieldwork and language documentation. Students work with a speaker of a language unknown to the students for three consecutivequarters. Techniques of data collection, elicitation, management, and analysis. Emphases include collaborative research, theoretical contextualization of field data, and descriptive and theoretical writing.
LING 221B. Field Methods
(6) CAMPBELL,GENETTI,GORDON,MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 214, 234, 235.
Enrollment Comments: A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for all quarters issued upon completion of Linguistics 221C.
Introduction to fieldwork and language documentation. Students work with a speaker of a language unknown to the students for three consecutivequarters. Techniques of data collection, elicitation, management, and analysis. Emphases include collaborative research, theoretical contextualization of field data, and descriptive and theoretical writing.
LING 221C. Field Methods
(6) CAMPBELL,GENETTI,GORDON,MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 214, 234, 235.
Enrollment Comments: A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for all quarters issued upon completion of Linguistics 221C.
Introduction to fieldwork and language documentation. Students work with a speaker of a language unknown to the students for three consecutive quarters. Techniques of data collection, elicitation, management, and analysis. Emphases include collaborative research, theoretical contextualization of field data, and descriptive and theoretical writing.
LING 222. Typology and Universals
(4) CAMPBELL,COMRIE,GORDON,GENETTI
Prerequisite: Linguistics 234.
Reading and discussion of major contributions to the literature in typology and universals, focusing on such problems as lexical categories, systems of case marking, voice, reflexives, tense-aspect-mood, and relative clauses.
LING 223. Languages in Contact
(4) GENETTI, MITHUN
Types, causes, mechanisms, and consequences of contact induced languagechange, including a consideration of pidgins and creoles.
LING 225. Semantics
(4) GRIES
Introduction to the study of meaning. How meanings are integrated into linguistic sign systems, contexts of use. Pragmatic theories of indexicality, deixis, implicature, presupposition, speech acts, discourse comprehension. Semantic differences across languages.
LING 226. Cognitive Foundations of Language
(4) GRIES,MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
A psycholinguistic overview of the relationship between language and cognition, including the nature of categories and the process of categorization; processes involved in the production and comprehension of lexicon, syntax and discourse; priming; psycholinguistic models of these processes and of first language acquisition; and the nature of mental representations.
LING 227. Language as Culture
(4) DU BOIS
Examines language through the lens of culture, taking culture as the pattern that gives meaning to social life. Culture of linguistic structure, practice, cognition. Classic readings in linguistic anthropology, sociocultural linguistics through current research linking language, thought, culture.
LING 228. Discourse Practice and Social Interaction
(4) DU BOIS
This course explores language in action via the practices participants enact in social interaction. Focus on understanding linguistic action in contexts of sequence, activity, stance, field, frame, intersubjectivity, dialogicality, voice, identity, participation, communities of practice. Close analysis of recorded interaction.
LING 230. Methods in Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ
Field methodologies for research on language, culture, and society. Topics include ethics and politics of research, ethnographic methods, interviewing, audio and video data collection, fieldnotes, relationship between fieldwork and analysis. Students carry out original field research during the quarter.
LING 232. Foundations of Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ, ZIMMAN
Investigates sociocultural theories of language as developed in linguistics, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and other fields. A comparativesurvey of the major theoretical issues in the field both historically and in the present day, with an emphasis on the relationship between theory and empirical analysis.
LING 233. Language, Gender, and Sexuality
(4) BUCHOLTZ
Advanced study of the linguistic dimensions of gender and sexuality. Emphasis on the role of language in feminist theory and gender theory; evaluationand application of research methods.
LING 234. Advanced Syntax
(4) MITHUN
Functional approaches to syntax. Methods of syntactic description and explanation. Survey of clause-level syntactic structures in diverse languages.
LING 235. Advanced Phonology
(4) CAMPBELL, GORDON
Review of articulatory and acoustic phonetics and method of phonological description and analysis. Current issues in phonological theory. Survey of phonological patterns and systems in diverse languages.
LING 236. African-American Language and Culture
(4) CHARITY HUDLEY
Prerequisite: None
This advanced sociolinguistics course examines the linguistic, literary, cultural, and communicative aspects of African-American language across the African-American Diaspora. We blend diachronic and synchronic methodologies in order to create community-based participatory research approaches to thestudy of African-Americans and their language.
LING 241. Topics in Phonetics and Phonology
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, GORDON
Specialized topics in phonetics and phonology.
LING 244. Sociophonetics
(4) ZIMMAN
Prerequisite: One basic course in phonetics.
Recommended Preparation: One basic course in sociocultural linguistics.
The study of phonetic variation as an aspect of sociocultural linguistic practice. Assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of phonetics. Focus on exploring how to productively combine the theory and methods of phonetics and sociocultural linguistics. Emphasis on the acquisition of analytical skills.
LING 245. Topics in Language Change
(4) CAMPBELL,COMRIE,GENETTI,MITHUN
Specialized topics in language change.
LING 246. Topics in Discourse
(4) CLANCY, DU BOIS
Specialized topics in discourse.
LING 247. Topics in Psycholinguistics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Specialized topics in psycholinguistics.
LING 248. Topics in Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ, DU BOIS
Specialized topics in sociocultural linguistics.
LING 250. Language Documentation
(4) CAMPBELL,GENETTI,GORDON,MITHUN
Issues in the creation of lasting multipurpose records of a language. Documentation as collaborative, community-based initiative. Description and documentation, archive creation, metadata, technologies, materials, ethics, ethnography, orthography, and multimedia. Students participate in a collaborative documentation project as primary coursework.
LING 251A. Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, GORDON
Prerequisite: Linguistics 235.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in phonetics and phonology.
LING 251B. Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, GORDON
Prerequisite: Linguistics 235 and 251A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in phonetics and phonology.
LING 252A. Seminar in Morphology and Syntax
(4) MITHUN, GENETTI, GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 234.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in morphology and syntax.
LING 252B. Seminar in Morphology and Syntax
(4) MITHUN, GENETTI, GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 252A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in morphology and syntax.
LING 253A. Seminar in Semantics and Pragmatics
(4) CAMPBELL, DU BOIS, GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 225.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in semantics and pragmatics.
LING 253B. Seminar in Semantics and Pragmatics
(4) CAMPBELL, DU BOIS, GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguistics 225 and 253A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in semantics and pragmatics.
LING 254A. Seminar in Discourse
(4) DU BOIS, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 212 or 214 or 234.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in discourse.
LING 254B. Seminar in Discourse
(4) DU BOIS, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 212, 214, 234, and 254A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in discourse.
LING 255A. Seminar in Language Change
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, MITHUN
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in language change.
LING 255B. Seminar in Language Change
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 255A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in language change.
LING 256A. Seminar in Typology and Universals
(4) COMRIE
Prerequisite: Linguistics 222 or 234 or 235.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in typology and universals.
LING 256B. Seminar in Typology and Universals
(4) COMRIE
Prerequisite: Linguistics 222, 234, 235, and 256A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in typology and universals.
LING 257A. Seminar in Psycholinguistics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 211.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in psycholinguistics.
LING 257B. Seminar in Psycholinguistics
(4) GRIES, MOSCOSO DEL PRADO
Prerequisite: Linguistics 211 and 257A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in psycholinguistics.
LING 258A. Seminar in Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ, DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 227 or 228 or 230 or 232.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Specialized topics in sociocultural linguistics.
LING 258B. Seminar in Sociocultural Linguistics
(4) BUCHOLTZ, DU BOIS
Prerequisite: Linguistics 227 or 228 or 230 or 232; and Linguistics 258A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Must be taken for a letter grade.
Specialized topics in sociocultural linguistics.
LING 259B. Seminar in History of Linguistics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Linguistics 231 or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: A two-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued upon completion of Linguistics 259B. May be repeated for credit.
Paper written on topic developed out of Linguistics 259A.
LING 260. Advanced Language Change
(4) CAMPBELL, GENETTI, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Types of theories of language change. Language families and subgroups. Internal and comparative reconstruction. The interpretation of historical records. Dialectology; sociolinguistic factors in language change and processes of grammaticization. Ramifications of observed changes for synchronic theories of language structure.
LING 261. Syntax Beyond the Clause
(4) GENETTI, MITHUN
Prerequisite: Linguistics 234.
Functional approaches to the syntax of multi-clausal constructions, including relative clause structures; complements; adverbial clauses; clause chaining; and issues of clause-combining, co-ordination and subordination.
LING 265. Acquisition of Grammar
(4) GRIES
Prerequisite: Linguisitcs 237.
Theories, methods and cross-linguistic data in language acquisition; focus on grammar. Evaluation of current theoretical controversies concerning the mechanisms and bases--biological, cognitive, and social-- of language acquisition.
LING 271. Research Orientation
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Linguistics.
Enrollment Comments: May not be applied toward the M.A. or Ph.D. degree requirements.
Sequence of lectures by faculty of the Linguistics Department and closely related departments, to acquaint new graduate students with current faculty research, and with research directions and resources of the campus.
LING 272. Linguistics Colloquium
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. May not be applied toward the M.A. or Ph.D. degree requirements.
Presentations on current topics in linguistics by visiting scholars, faculty, and graduate students.
LING 273A. Language and the Body
(4) LERNER
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociolgy 273A.
Brings together the methods and findings of functional linguistics and those of conversation analysis in a dialogue centering on the visible behavior of the body in the organization of talk-in-interaction, especially gesture,gaze, and body movement.
LING 273B. Language and the Body
(4) LERNER
Prerequisite: Linguistics 273A.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 273B.
Brings together the methods and findings of functional linguistics and those of conversation analysis in a dialogue centering on the visible behavior of the body in the organization of talk-in- interaction, especially gesture, gaze, and body movement.
LING 274. Proseminar in Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
(2-4) BUCHOLTZ, DU BOIS, ZIMMAN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Same course as Sociology 274 and Education 274.
Discussion of current research, literature, and theoretical and methodological issues in language and social interaction.
LING 292. Linguistics in the Schools
(2-4) BUCHOLTZ
Pedagogical and sociocultural issues in teaching linguistics to K-12 students in formal and informal educational settings; designing curricular materials based on research interests; participation in collaborative hands-on teaching and mentoring.
LING 297. Graduate Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Graduate credit given for an upper-division course with additional work at the graduate level.
LING 299. Topics in Applied Linguistics
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Education 299, French 299, German 299, and Spanish 299.
Specialized topics in the study of applied linguistics.
LING 500. Teaching Assistant Practicum
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Appointment as teaching assistant and departmental approval.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward degree.
Supervised teaching of undergraduate linguistics courses.
LING 505. Teaching Assistant Seminar
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: No credit allowed toward advanced degree.
Covers development of teaching techniques.
LING 591. Research in Linguistics
(1-12) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree (prior course approval).
Research under the direction of a faculty member(s).
LING 592. Writing in Linguistics
(1-12) STAFF
Academic writing for publication in scholarly journals in linguistics. Individualized meetings and/or small-group workshop format.
LING 593AAZZ. Seminar Paper
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Completion of a Linguistics MA-level elective course.
The second quarter continuation of a MA-level elective course. May be taken only once during a student's career to satisfy one of the Ph.D. levelseminar requirements. May not be taken as the continuation of an MA-level required course.
LING 593AA. Seminar Paper
LING 593SM. Seminar Paper
LING 594. Graduate Group Studies in Linguistics
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Limited to small groups whose interest and needs determine the central focus.
LING 596. Directed Reading and Research
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Individual tutorial in any area of linguistics.
LING 597. Individual Study for Master's and Ph.D.
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and graduate advisor.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree.
Instructor should be student's major professor or chair of the committee.
LING 598. Master's Thesis Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and graduate advisor.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree.
Instructor normally should be chair of the student's thesis committee. Onlyfor research underlying the thesis, writing the thesis.
LING 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Instructor approval required prior to registration.
Ph.d dissertation research and preparation.