Linguistics Summer Courses


    Introduction to Linguistics

  • LING 50

    Session 2

    An introduction to the major areas, problems, and techniques of modern linguistics. (General Education Code(s): SI.) 


  • Semantics l

  • LING 53

    Session 1

    Introduction to the logical foundations of natural language semantics. Logical and semantic relations, simple set theory, logical representations (propositional and predicate calculi, modal and tense logics) and their interpretations. A basic literacy course in the language of logical representation. (General Education Code(s): MF.) 


  • Invented Languages (online)

  • LING 80K

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Considers invented languages, including Elvish and Klingon, as well as lesser-known ones that tackle ethical, social, or cognitive concerns. Students learn tools from contemporary linguistics to analyze language structures and understand how they relate to creator intentions. (General Education Code(s): TA.) 

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  • Phonology I

  • LING 101

    Session 1

    Introduction to how sounds pattern in grammars-why they vary, how they combine, etc. Emphasis is on developing theories to explain the patterns. Topics include distinctive feature theory, phonemic analysis, autosegmental phonology, and principles of syllabification and stress. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, course 50. (General Education Code(s): MF.)