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Grad Catalog 03-05

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Linguistics

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Linguistics: LIN

380J. Introduction to Applied Linguistics.
Applying linguistics to practical questions: a representative sampling. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K (or 480K) and 380L.

380K. Phonology I.
The descriptive techniques of generative phonology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 381M.

380L. Syntax I.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380M. Semantics I.
An introduction to formal logic and mathematical linguistics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

380S. Sociolinguistics.
An introduction to sociolinguistic research, with attention to theoretical issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K (or 480K) and 380L.

381K. Phonology II.
Readings and problems in current phonological theory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K (or 480K).

381L. Syntax II.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Linguistics 380L and 380M.

381M. Phonetics.
Speech production and perception; acoustic phonetics; phonetics and phonology; experimental techniques. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381S. Semantics II.
Continuation of Linguistics 380M. Descriptive methods and theoretical tools for investigating meaning in human languages; an introduction to propositional content and speech acts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380L and 380M.

382. Historical Linguistics.
The principles of language change, reconstruction of earlier stages, language contact, and language relatedness. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Linguistics 380K (or 480K).

383. Comparative and Diachronic Linguistics.
The comparative method; applications to particular linguistic families. Includes a four-semester Indo-European sequence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 6: History of the Arabic Language. Same as Arabic 382C (Topic 4: History of the Arabic Language). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 380C (Topic 2: Arabic Readings and Grammar II) or the equivalent.

Topic 7: History of the German Language. Same as German 381 (Topic 11: History of the German Language). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 16: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), Classical Civilization 383 (Topic 2: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), and German 381 (Topic 3: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Older Germanic Languages. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 17: Older Germanic Languages) and German 393K (Topic 2: Older Germanic Languages). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

384. Language Structures.
Languages studied include Arabic, Chinese, English, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Lapp, Persian, Swahili, Swedish, Telugu. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division linguistics.

Topic 3: German Phonetics and Phonology. Same as German 381 (Topic 4: German Phonetics and Phonology).

Topic 4: German Syntax. Same as German 393K (Topic 1: German Syntax).

385. Field Methods in Linguistic Investigation.
Methods of research in phonological and grammatical description; work with informants in exotic languages. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386M. Mathematical and Computational Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Mathematical Linguistics.

Topic 2: Computational Linguistics I.

Topic 3: Computational Linguistics II.

Topic 4: Computational Linguistics III: Advanced Parsing.

387. Linguistics and Language Teaching.
Same as Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 6: Linguistics and Language Teaching). Designed primarily for participants in international education exchange programs. Application of the findings of linguistics to the teaching of languages. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387P. Literacy.
Linguistics 387 (Topic: Literacy) and 387P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

390. General Phonology.
Introduction to phonetics and the basic principles of phonological theory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391. Topics in Descriptive Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Studies in English Phonology. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Studies in English Grammar. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 18: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) and German 381 (Topic 13: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory). French 392K (Topic: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) and Linguistics 391 (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

392. Current Developments in Linguistic Research.
A reading course in a selected area of linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science. Same as Cognitive Science 380 (Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science), Philosophy 383C, and Psychology 394U (Topic 3: Introduction to Cognitive Science). Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 392 (Topic 1), 393 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science), 393 (Topic: Topics in Cognitive Science), Philosophy 383 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science).

393. Seminar in Linguistic Topics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Language Acquisition.

Topic 4: Neurolinguistics.

Topic 5: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 391 (Topic 1: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 33: Translation: Theory, History, and Practice).

Topic 6: Speech Play and Verbal Art. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 3: Speech Play and Verbal Art).

Topic 7: Biblical Aramaic. Same as Hebrew 380C (Topic 4: Biblical Aramaic).

393P. Topics in Phonology and Phonetics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Issues in Phonological Theory.

Topic 2: Experimental Phonetics.

393S. Topics in Syntax and Semantics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Issues in Syntactic Theory. Linguistics 393 (Topic: Topics in Syntax) and 393S (Topic 1) may not both be counted; Linguistics 393 (Topic: Topics in Syntactic Theory) and 393S (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Current Issues in Semantic Theory. Linguistics 393 (Topic: Topics in Semantics) and 393S (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

394K. Philosophy of Language.
Same as Philosophy 394K. Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 393S (Topic: Philosophy of Language), 394K, Philosophy 391 (Topic: Philosophy of Language). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395. Conference Course in Linguistics.
Supervised research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the linguistics graduate adviser.

396. Topics in Sociolinguistics.
Detailed investigation of an area of current interest in sociolinguistics. Most topics provide an opportunity for field research. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Research Methods in Sociolinguistics. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology. Same as Anthropology 392N. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Ethnography of Speaking. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 8: Ethnography of Speaking). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 3: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 26: Turkic Cultures and Languages in Central Asia). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Language and Politics in Language Planning. Same as Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 7: Language and Politics in Language Planning), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 395 (Topic 4: Language and Politics in Language Planning), and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 30: Language and Politics in Language Planning). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Arabic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspective. Same as Arabic 382C (Topic 1: Arabic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspective). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Grammar of the Arabic Language. Same as Arabic 382C (Topic 2: Grammar of the Arabic Language). Additional prerequisite: Arabic 412L and consent of instructor.

397. Forum for Doctoral Candidates.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in linguistics and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in linguistics and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Linguistics 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in linguistics and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Linguistics.
Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor; weekly group meetings with instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Linguistics 399R, 699R, or 999R.

 


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Graduate Catalog
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Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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