LING 210 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An intensive general introduction to Linguistics with data from a range of languages. Can be taken as a stand-alone course, but is also designed as preparation for all upper-division courses in Linguistics, and for language-related courses in other departments. Covers sound systems (phonetics and phonology, including spectrography), word-structure (morphology), syntax (the structure of phrases and sentences), prosody (tones, intonation), and meaning (semantics and pragmatics). Brief coverage of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and other topics. One general theme is this: given that sentences express complex concepts whose structure is hierarchical (like a mobile hanging from the ceiling, with many branches), how are these concepts expressed in a flat, linear sequence of consonants and vowels?

Students do weekly homeworks, based on data sets from various languages. Midterm and final exams. Sorry, no videos of monkeys trying to speak English.

LING 210 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14593
Open
25
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
14595
Open
12
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
14597
Open
9
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
14599
Open
4
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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