College of LS&A

Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Linguistics


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


LING 406 / ENGLISH 406. Modern English Grammar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Cureton (rcureton@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 406.001.

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LING 411. Introduction to Linguistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Peter E Hook (pehook@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Not intended for Linguistics concentrators. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Not open to students with credit for LING 211.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pehook/411descrip.html

Linguistics is the scientific study of human natural language, and has intrinsic connections to related fields such as anthropology, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and studies of particular languages. The results of linguistics also are increasingly being applied to problems in those fields as well as in computer science, language teaching, and others. This course is a sophisticated overview to the field for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in related areas of scientific and humanistic inquiry. We will cover the major subfields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics, as well as those areas of linguistics that interface closely with other social and behavior sciences, such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. Readings will come from both the primary literature and a selection of textbook materials. Requirements will include exams and a paper.

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LING 420. Word and Metaphor.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John M Lawler (jlawler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LING 315 and 316. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

English is an analytic language, organized around syntactic constructions of largely uninflected words. It's a well-known fact that English syntax is deep and complex, but as it turns out, those uninflected words are very interesting, too. This is a course in lexical semantics and cognitive word grammar, focusing on English, though not exclusively, with special attention to the study of metaphor, or 'cognitive blending', as it's sometimes called.

Metaphor is one of the most fascinating phenomena in human experience; using a metaphor consists in treating something as if it were something else, while realizing of course that it's not. In other words, lying, and getting away with it. Not only do we get away with it, we do it all the time; the overwhelming majority of utterances are metaphoric in nature, as is the cognition behind them. Metaphor, language, and thought are intimately connected.

In this course, we will explore a number of case studies of metaphor, how they structure the lexicon and how they influence the grammar. Topics treated include:

  • basic metaphor themes (container, conduit, action/force, etc.)
  • the embodied mind
  • lexical fields
  • sensory modalities, pattern recognition, and lexical categories
  • verb classes and their effect in syntax
  • classifiers and sound symbolism
  • mental spaces and metaphor mappings
  • denotation and connotation
  • presupposition, entailment, and implicature
  • negation, quantification, and modality
  • cross-linguistic and -cultural differences

There will be occasional homework, two papers and a term project, and considerable reading.

Prerequisites: LING 314 or 315 or 316 or equivalent.

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LING 447 / PSYCH 445. Psychology of Language.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie E Boland (jeboland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: PSYCH 240. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/psych/445/001.nsf

See Psychology 445.001.

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LING 450 / ELI 450. Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Instruction.

Section 001 — Meets with LING 350.001.

Instructor(s): Helen J Morley (hjmorley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LING 350.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this course is to explore past and current directions in both theoretical and practical aspects of second/foreign language learning and teaching. The course will examine a number of language learning/teaching paradigms and focus on the changing forms and functions of methodology, technique, and approach as the emphasis of language pedagogy has shifted from teacher-directed, drill and pattern practice to learner-focused, task-based instruction. Students will have an opportunity to reflect upon and analyze their own language learning experiences and begin to critique and understand the instructional needs of varying language learning populations.

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LING 450 / ELI 450. Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Instruction.

Section 002 — Learning and Instruction.

Instructor(s): Matice, Madden

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LING 350.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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LING 492. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 001 — Language Contact. Meets with Ling 792.001.

Instructor(s): Sarah G Thomason (thomason@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Language contact is a fact of life for most of the world's people: throughout the world, monolingualism is the exception rather than the norm. This course will survey social and linguistic aspects of language contact, with special emphasis on the linguistic results of different kinds of contact situations. We will cover the following topics: the social settings of language contacts; some social and linguistic predictors of contact-induced language change; mechanisms of contact-induced change; how to identify contact-induced changes retrospectively; linguistic areas; the origins and structures of pidgins, creoles, and bilingual mixed languages; and the various routes to language death. A single theme runs through the entire course: although robust generalizations can be drawn about many aspects of language contact, contact-induced change — like other aspects of language history — is essentially unpredictable.

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LING 492. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 002 — Optimality Theory. Meets with Ling 792.002.

Instructor(s): Edward R Barrett (rustyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rustyb/792/

This course presents a general overview of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993). The first part of the course will examine the development of OT within phonological theory. After learning the basic framework of OT, we will consider specific issues in phonology, including typological comparisons of phonological systems, the phonetic grounding of phonological constraints, dealing with cyclic phenomena in a non-derivational framework, nonconcatenative morphology and output-output correspondence, the problem of opacity and the development of sympathy theory, and the use of alignment constraints in the analysis of prosody and tone. The remainder of the course will consider extensions of OT to other areas of linguistics, including the use of OT in syntactic theory, OT models of language acquisition and language learnability, OT approaches to sociolinguistic variation, OT models of sound change and language contact phenomena.

Texts:

  • Rene Kager, Optimality Theory (Cambridge 1999)
  • John J. McCarthy A thematic guide to Optimality Theory (Cambridge 2001)
  • Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky, Learnability in Optimality Theory (MIT 2000)
  • April McMahon, Change, chance and optimality (Oxford 2000)
  • various journal articles

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LING 492. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 004 — Language and Socialization. Meets with Linguistics 792.004, Psychology 457.002, and Cultural Anthropology 458.002.

Instructor(s): Marilyn Shatz (mshatz@umich.edu), Barbra Meek (bameek@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on how language use relates to socialization into a group. We will examine this relationship with respect to topics such as identity formation, personhood, socioeconomic status, race, and cognition. We will read from the recent literature comparing these various aspects of socialization across different speech communities and then discuss questions such as the following. What kinds of (contextual, linguistic, developmental) constraints impact socialization? What is the nature of and how does the relationship between language and socialization vary across different contexts? Do the levels of analysis in the current research provide reasonable descriptions of both differences and similarities across contexts? We will also discuss where we would like to see future language-socialization research go. Upper-level or graduate student status is required. Some background in developmental or cognitive psychology, linguistics, cognitive or linguistic anthropology would be helpful. Course requirements include preparation for and active participation in class discussions, a midterm, take-home exam and a paper on a topic related to the course, as well as attendance of presentations of at most three guest speakers.

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LING 492. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 005 — The Pleasure of the Text. Meets with RCCORE 334.002.

Instructor(s): John M Lawler (jlawler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Core 334.002.

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LING 510. Computer Programming for Linguistics and Language Studies.

Section 001 — Meets with LING 320.

Instructor(s): Steven P Abney (abney@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for linguists and others in humanities and social sciences with interest in the computational study of language, this course provides essential programming skills for language processing, including corpus procession (sociolinguistics, language preservation, authorship studies), and computational modeling of parsing (psycholinguistics, computational linguistics). Students electing this course are well prepared for LING 541.

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LING 512. Phonetics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patrice Speeter Beddor (beddor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LING 313. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/ling/512/001.nsf

This course introduces students to the nature of speech sounds. One goal is to provide an overview of the type of sounds in the world's languages, and to train students in the production and transcription of these sounds. Practice with these sounds includes native-speaker presentations, in-class exercises, and software programs. A second goal is to arrive at an understanding of the speech process, which involves transmission of an acoustic signal from a speaker to a listener, and a corresponding description of speech sounds in terms of their articulatory (speaker-based), acoustic, and perceptual (listener-based) characteristics. In achieving this goal, students are introduced to basic principles of phonetic theory through readings, lectures, and hands-on experience in the phonetics laboratory. A third goal is to investigate interactions among articulatory, acoustic, and perceptual properties and to consider their possible consequences for the structure of sound systems. These phonetic properties are viewed as imposing constraints on the notion of "possible speech sound" and as contributing to the definition of "possible speech sound system" for human languages.

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LING 515. Generative Syntax.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Samuel D Epstein (sepstein@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LING 315 or graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In the Generative framework, syntactic structure is generated by a formal rule system and by applying constraints to its output. Some of these rules and constraints are hypothesized to be innate, or "unlearned" (perhaps a species-specific system that, in part, makes human language acquisition, or grammar growth, possible). Other aspects of our linguistic knowledge appear "learned", i.e. determined by an interaction of human biology and particular linguistic inputs. This course introduces this so-called "Principles and Parameters" approach to the analysis of human syntactic knowledge, focusing on how the various postulated ("simple") rules and constraints interact to generate ("complex") structures, characteristic of natural language sentences (such as the one you are now reading, and understanding). Course requirements may include weekly assignments, a midterm, and a final. For undergraduates, LING 315 and permission of the instructor are prerequisites. There is no prerequisite for graduate students.

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LING 516 / PHIL 552. Pragmatics and Speech Act Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Peter Ludlow (ludlow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Philosophy 552.001.

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LING 517 / ANTHRCUL 519 / GERMAN 517. Principles and Methods of Historical Linguistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sarah G Thomason (thomason@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the theories and methods that enable linguists to describe and explain processes of linguistic change and historical relationships among languages. The major topics to be covered are the emergence of language families and means of establishing family relationships; sound change; grammatical change, especially analogy; language change caused by culture contacts; the Comparative Method, through which prehistoric language states can be reconstructed with an impressive degree of accuracy; internal reconstruction, a less powerful but still important method for gaining information about linguistic prehistory; and ways in which the study of current dialect variation offers insights into processes of change.

Course requirements: regular homework assignments (45%), final exam (45%), class participation (10%).

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LING 521. Morphology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey G Heath (jheath@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: At least one introductory linguistics course. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The traditional core of morphology is word-structure. It studies how grammatical categories are expressed by audible modifications of lexical stems, and is therefore at the cross-roads of phonology and syntax/semantics. Morphology extends naturally from simple words to compounding and cliticization. Topics covered in detail in this course are the following: affixation, ablaut (Semitic, Berber, etc.), rich pronominal agreement, grammatical tone systems, cliticization, compounding, tightly-knit "syntactic" phrases that have some similarity to compounding, markedness theory, formal (generative) morphology, and the historical evolution of morphological systems. The possibility of broadening morphology to encompass all aspects of surface form (including linearization) will also be considered. Prerequisite: prior or concurrent coursework in phonology and any variety of grammatical theory, or permission of instructor.

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LING 540 / AAPTIS 540. Structure of Persian and Iranian Linguistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gernot L Windfuhr (windfuhr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Taught in English. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 540.001.

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LING 541 / EECS 595. Natural Language Processing.

Section 001 — Meets with SI 661.

Instructor(s): Dragomir Radev (radev@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Senior standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: http://tangra.si.umich.edu/~radev//NLP-fall2003/

An introduction to computational linguistics, stressing the processing of written language but with supplementary discussion of topics relating to spoken language. The course will be based on the following textbook: Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin, Speech and Natural Language Processing, Prentice Hall, 1999.

Topics covered in this course will include: finite state automata and finite state techniques for processing words, language models, tagging corpora for part-of-speech, context-free grammars, parsing techniques, unification grammars and unification-based parsing, probabilistic parsing, semantics, discourse modeling, word sense disambiguation and information retrieval, natural language generation, and (if time permits) machine translation. There will be a midterm and a final examination, as well as a course project and regularly assigned exercises. Non-CS students without strong programming experience will not have to do a project that requires programming.

This course is the normal introduction to computational linguistics for advanced undergraduates or graduate students in Computer Science, the School of Information, or Linguistics, and normally is a prerequisite for more advanced courses in the area at the University of Michigan. For linguistics students, LING 513 and any other 400- or more advanced level linguistics course are prerequisites. Computer literacy is essential; some programming experience would be helpful. Students in Computer Science or the School of Information should take the versions of this course offered in those units.

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LING 542 / ANTHRCUL 572. Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robin M Queen (rqueen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LING 514 or graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/ling/542/001.nsf

This seminar presents a graduate-level introduction to sociolinguistics. Sociolinguists are researchers generally interested in trying to understand and systematically investigate language as it is related to social life. Sociolinguists do not have a common research paradigm, theory, epistemology, or set of research questions; however, they do share the conviction that an understanding of language can only be gained by considering both the extralinguistic and the linguistic contexts in which language is produced, intended, and interpreted. We will consider many of the topics that people who call themselves sociolinguists have studied, including language change, language contact, linguistic diversity, bi- and multilingualism, the relationships between social identity and language use, intercultural communication, and the connections of these issues to ideologies about language. We will focus on research from both sociolinguists and researchers in other relevant disciplines.

Throughout the course, we will be interested in several issues concerning the research and the researchers we are studying, such as:

  • What assumptions does this researcher make about language and about the nature of society and culture?
  • How does this work give us insight into the nature and structure of language?
  • How might this work fit into a general theory of language?
  • How does this work relate to the work of other researchers interested in similar questions?
  • What are the aims and methods used for focusing on this topic?
  • How can this research be applied to other disciplines such as education, rhetoric, sociology, psychology, communications, or anthropology or to other professionals (e.g., teachers, doctors, lawyers, therapists, etc.)?

Texts:

  • Milroy, Lesley and Matthew Gordon. 2002. Sociolinguistics: Methods and Interpretation. Blackwell
  • Johnston, Barbara. 2000. Qualitative Methods in Sociolinguistics.
  • Articles available through Electronic Reserves.

I assume a general understanding of the analysis of language and linguistic form. If you are uncertain about your background in these areas, please don't hesitate to discuss it with me.

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LING 756 / PSYCH 756. The Development of Language and Communication Skills.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan A Gelman (gelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/psych/756/001.nsf

See Psychology 756.001.

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LING 792. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 001 — Language Contact. [3 credits]. Meets with Ling 492.001.

Instructor(s): Sarah G Thomason (thomason@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Language contact is a fact of life for most of the world's people: throughout the world, monolingualism is the exception rather than the norm. This course will survey social and linguistic aspects of language contact, with special emphasis on the linguistic results of different kinds of contact situations. We will cover the following topics: the social settings of language contacts; some social and linguistic predictors of contact-induced language change; mechanisms of contact-induced change; how to identify contact-induced changes retrospectively; linguistic areas; the origins and structures of pidgins, creoles, and bilingual mixed languages; and the various routes to language death. A single theme runs through the entire course: although robust generalizations can be drawn about many aspects of language contact, contact-induced change — like other aspects of language history — is essentially unpredictable.

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LING 792. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 002 — Optimality Theory. [3 credits]. MEETS With LING 492.002.

Instructor(s): Edward R Barrett (rustyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rustyb/792/

This course presents a general overview of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993). The first part of the course will examine the development of OT within phonological theory. After learning the basic framework of OT, we will consider specific issues in phonology, including typological comparisons of phonological systems, the phonetic grounding of phonological constraints, dealing with cyclic phenomena in a non-derivational framework, nonconcatenative morphology and output-output correspondence, the problem of opacity and the development of sympathy theory, and the use of alignment constraints in the analysis of prosody and tone. The remainder of the course will consider extensions of OT to other areas of linguistics, including the use of OT in syntactic theory, OT models of language acquisition and language learnability, OT approaches to sociolinguistic variation, OT models of sound change and language contact phenomena.

Texts:

  • Rene Kager, Optimality Theory (Cambridge 1999)
  • John J. McCarthy A thematic guide to Optimality Theory (Cambridge 2001)
  • Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky, Learnability in Optimality Theory (MIT 2000)
  • April McMahon, Change, chance and optimality (Oxford 2000)
  • Various journal articles.

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LING 792. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 003 — Language and Aging. [3 credits]. Meets with Women's Studies 801.003.

Instructor(s): Deborah Keller-Cohen (dkc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The ability to communicate is essential to the maintenance of health and well being as we grow older. This course examines what is known about the maintenance as well as changes in communicative skills in aging. It includes but is not limited to consideration of the following questions. What is known about changes in communicative skills as we age? How do language and cognition interact as we age? What social factors contribute to the maintenance of linguistic skills? How do cultural differences in the way aging is conceived impact how we interact with older individuals? How do constructions of gendered identities interact with communicative behavior as we age? How do conceptions of aging alter the way we communicate with people over 65 and what affect might or does this have on the aged? As we age our interactions with the health care system increase. What are the characteristics of interactions between older persons and their health care providers? What implications does this have for providing adequate health care?

This course is intended for graduate students from the many disciplines that are concerned with aging. A wide distribution of fields is expected. Course requirements include periodic short discussion papers about course readings, responsibility for some class discussion and a final literature review and research proposal.

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LING 792. Topics in Linguistics.

Section 004 — Language & Socialization. [3 credits]. Meets with Linguistics 492.004, Psychology 457.002, and Cultural Anthropology 458.002

Instructor(s): Marilyn Shatz (mshatz@umich.edu), Barbra Meek (bameek@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on how language use relates to socialization into a group. We will examine this relationship with respect to topics such as identity formation, personhood, socioeconomic status, race, and cognition. We will read from the recent literature comparing these various aspects of socialization across different speech communities and then discuss questions such as the following. What kinds of (contextual, linguistic, developmental) constraints impact socialization? What is the nature of and how does the relationship between language and socialization vary across different contexts? Do the levels of analysis in the current research provide reasonable descriptions of both differences and similarities across contexts? We will also discuss where we would like to see future language-socialization research go. Upper-level or graduate student status is required. Some background in developmental or cognitive psychology, linguistics, cognitive or linguistic anthropology would be helpful. Course requirements include preparation for and active participation in class discussions, a midterm, take-home exam and a paper on a topic related to the course, as well as attendance of presentations of at most three guest speakers.

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LING 801. Seminar on Graduate Study.

Section 001 — History of Linguistics, Part 1. [1 credit].

Instructor(s): Patrice Speeter Beddor (beddor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-2). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar has three goals. The first is to introduce students to the history of the modern field of linguistics. In the Fall Term we will focus on readings and discussions that will take us from 19th-century linguistics through the Chomskyan revolution of the 1960s. In the Winter Term we will concentrate on the past 30 years of (mostly American) linguistics. The second goal is to begin to develop an understanding of the diverse approaches to the study of linguistics and an appreciation for the relations among these different approaches. Thus, the course also serves as a forum where students can discuss how the various aspects of their coursework fit together. These two goals converge in helping us to build an integrated view of the discipline. The third goal is to orient first-year students to graduate study in the Department of Linguistics, and at the university, and to consider students' long-term goals relative to the course of study they are embarking on. Throughout the year, many of our discussions will be led by linguistics faculty with expertise in specific topics to be covered.

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LING 812. Seminar: Phonetics.

Section 001 — Lexical Access.

Instructor(s): José R Benkí (benki@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Previous course in phonetics. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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LING 813. Seminar: Phonology.

Section 001 — Prosody.

Instructor(s): San Duanmu (duanmu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Previous course in phonology. Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/ling/813/001.nsf

The theme of the seminar this year is on prosody. We plan to cover the following topics:

  • Reduplication
  • Phrasal stress
  • Intonation
  • Syntax-phonology interface
  • Prosodic hierarchy
  • Meter in poetry

For each topic we will read selected works (both classic and current) and discuss them in class. The main requirement for the course is participation and a term paper.

Prerequisite: LING 513 or permission of the instructor.

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LING 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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LING 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Instructor(s): Patrice Speeter Beddor (beddor@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Must have GSI award. Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

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LING 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of department required.

LING 997. Special Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a graduate-level independent research course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of department required.


Undergraduate Course Listings for LING.


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