2021 Remote Linguistics Summer Courses


    Introduction to Linguistics (5 credits)

  • LING 50

    Session 1

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

    Proposed Instructor - Jess Law


  • Introduction to Linguistics (5 credits)

  • LING 50

    Session 2

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

    Proposed Instructor - Matthew Wagers


  • Semantics l (5 credits)

  • LING 53

    Session 2

    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 MF

    Proposed Instructor - Adrian Brasoveanu


  • Invented Languages, from Elvish to Esperanto (5 credits)

  • LING 80K

    Session 1

    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 TA

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor - TBA


  • Invented Languages, from Elvish to Esperanto (5 credits)

  • LING 80K

    Session 2

    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 TA

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor - Pranav Anand


  • Spanglish: Language and Identities through Contact (5 credits)

  • LING 131

    Session 1

    In this synchronous online class, students investigate Spanglish as a linguistic and cultural phenomenon. Students learn linguistic tools to describe, analyze, and destigmatize Spanglish, and explore the ways that it is used to establish identity. Additionally, students compare Spanglish to ways of communicating in other bilingual contexts. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Andrew Hedding

    Pending CCI Approval


  • California Englishes (5 credits)

  • LING 132

    Session 2

    This course will examine varieties of California Englishes and the features that compose these varieties. Through this examination, we will also try to better understand how social categories such as race, gender, sexuality, age, and class relate to the linguistic variation found in California English varieties. This course will also seek to explain how linguistic features acquire social meaning, and how these features are adopted in the construction of identity. General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor - TBA

    Pending CCI Approval


  • Language OnLine (LOL): Communication in the digital era (5 credits)

  • LING 133

    Session 1

    In the age of social media, much of communication happens online. Despite claims to the contrary, the internet has not destroyed language; rather, language is thriving in new and vibrant ways online. This course will use the tools of linguistics to explore how the internet (with acronyms, emojis, and memes) has affected language use and how properties of language continue to shape online communication technologies. Topics covered include: whether are emojis language, what makes a spicy meme, how communities form online, and how online linguistic behaviors aid in the spread of misinformation. General Education Code PE-T

    Proposed Instructor - Tom Roberts

    Pending CCI Approval