Development of basic receptive and expressive conversational skills in American Sign Language; linguistic structure introduced inductively through mix of lectures and discussion; includes discussion of history and culture of Deaf community in the U.S.
Introduction to language as a formal symbolic system and to the techniques of analysis and reasoning that reveal its workings. A-F only.
Introduction to language-related phenomena, which gives insight into the organization of the human mind. Combines lecture, discussion and group projects.
Introduces logic as a way of understanding the meanings of everyday words and sentences, as well as the inferences that humans draw from them. Topics include propositional logic, first-order logic, elementary set theory, and relations.
Provides training in the fundamentals of language documentation and conservation for non-linguists. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: proficiency in a lesser studied language and consent.
Background; uses for machine translation, dictionary programs, speech synthesis, grammar modeling, etc. Pre: 320 (or concurrent) or consent.
Nature, history, structure, and geographic distribution of pidgins and creoles. Pre: 102 or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as IS 347)
Conceptual systems and language from a cognitive science perspective. Linguistic evidence on conceptual structure, reasoning, categorization, and understanding. Open to non-majors. Pre: 102, 320, ICS 111, or PSY 100; or consent.
Hands-on introduction to modeling language. Focuses on connectionism, relations between language perception,and motor control. Requires no programming experience. Open to non-majors. Pre: 102, 320, ICS 111, or PSY 100; or consent.
Theories of how literal and figurative language encode meaning and processes of meaning encoding and decoding. Open to non-majors. Pre: 102, 320, ICS 111, or PSY 100; or consent.
Repeatable up to 3 credits. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.
Principles of acoustics and audition as they relate to speech sounds, use of computer-based analysis tools to investigate acoustic properties of speech. Pre: 421 or consent.
Language as a communication system, current theories of grammar, meaning, sociolinguistics, linguistic change and comparison.
Provides training relevant to the study and revitalization of heritage languages and endangered languages. Pre: 320 or equivalent.
Introduction to data science for linguistic research. Repeatable one time. Pre: 421 or 422, or consent.
Exercises in data science for linguistic research. Repeatable one time. Pre: 421 or 422, or consent.
Phonological theory and problems of analysis. Pre: 421 or consent. (Fall only)
Grammatical theory and problems of analysis. Pre: 422 or consent.
Ways in which the interpretation of sentences in natural language depends upon the literal meaning of propositions and their logical (semantic) and conversational (pragmatic) inferences. Pre: 422 or consent.
Usage-based examination of grammar in the context of spontaneous spoken language, including the role of discourse on synchronic and diachronic grammatical structure, discourse in interaction, and discourse in language documentation. Pre: 622 (or concurrent) or consent.
Work with native speakers of lesser-known languages to develop techniques for data collection and analysis. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 421 and 422 and one of 621 or 622; or consent.
Preparation of language data for computer processing; use ready-made programs; write simple language processing programs using SNOBOL4. Applications to student’s research. Pre: 421 and 422, or consent.
Laboratory and quantitative methods for research on language. Introduction to hardware, software, research designs, and basic analysis techniques commonly used in quantitative language research. Combines lecture, laboratory work ,and discussion. Pre: graduate standing.
Universals and uniqueness in the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of sign languages, taught inductively with emphasis on hands-on analysis. Opportunities exist for skills development in American or Ho Chi Minh City sign languages. Graduate students only. Pre: 320 or consent.
Descriptive information on the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures and lexicon of Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL); language skills development in HSL; and guided research related to the documentation, conservation, and revitalization of HSL. Graduate students only. Pre: 320 or consent.
History of the discipline, schools of linguistic thought, current issues, etc. Repeatable unlimited times. (E) English linguistics; (F) phonology and phonetics; (G) general; (H) history of the discipline; (S) sociolinguistics; (X) syntax; (Y) psycholinguistics. Pre: consent.
Introduction to historical-comparative linguistics; attention to both Indo-European and languages with few or no written records. Pre: 421 and 422, or consent.
Continuation of 645. Addresses advanced topics in historical linguistics that have generated controversy rather than consensus. Pre: 645. Repeatable two times.
Survey of the literature in language acquisition; emphasis on relation to linguistic theory. Pre: 421 and 422, or consent.
Covers history, method, and theory behind language documentation, and the role of language endangerment in the field. Discussion on skills required to undertake documentation; topics may vary depending on the emphases of the instructor. Pre: 320 or consent.
CR/NC only. Repeatable unlimited times. Maximum six credit hours. Pre: graduate standing and consent.
Repeatable up to 12 credit hours.
Students learn to conduct best practice digital language documentation projects, from equipment purchase to data collection to data annotation to archiving and presentation. Pre: 680 or consent.
Language typology deals with how and why the elements of language interact and function. Students acquire a broad overview of this grammatical make-up of languages in general and understanding of FunctionalTypological linguistics. Graduate students only. Pre: 320 and 422 or consent. (Alt. years)
Advanced laboratory methods for research in linguistics. Specialized and/or advanced uses of hardware, software, research designs, and analysis techniques. Specific topic varies: check with department. Combines lecture, laboratory work and discussion. Repeatable four times. Pre: 632 or consent.
Reporting and discussion of current research in linguistics. (E) ethnolinguistics; (F) phonology and phonetics; (G) general; (M) semantics; (Q) language acquisition; (R) written language; (S) sociolinguistics; (X) syntax; (Y) psycholinguistics. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.
Structures of languages of various areas of the world; diffusion. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.
Experience-based introduction to college-level teaching; doctoral students serve as student teachers to professors; responsibilities include supervised teaching and participation in planning and evaluation. Repeatable one time. Pre: admission to doctoral program and consent.
Repeatable unlimited times.