LING 212 - Introduction to the Symbolic Analysis of Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, MSA
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to some basic mathematical concepts and techniques used in the study of language. What is language? What characterizes a scientific account of language? We will introduce a number of mathematical tools, including finite-state and context-free grammars, logic, and probability, and look at how these mathematical tools are used to construct and evaluate models of language. Overarching themes are the nature of abstraction and explanation, and quantitative reasoning.

The focus will be on syntax (how sentences are put together) and semantics (what they mean). The treatment will be introductory, giving a broad overview and a framework for further study. There are no prerequisites.

LING 212 - Introduction to the Symbolic Analysis of Language
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001 (LEC)
P
23672
Open
16
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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