William Clapp

Teaching Fellow
William Clapp
Email: wsclapp@bu.edu
Office number: 113
Office address: Linguistics Program, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2018: M 11-1, or by appointment

BA, Boston University

Research Interests: Semantics, pragmatics, syntax, cognitive linguistics, and historical linguistics, with special interest in Germanic languages and Indonesian


Spring 2018

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S2 Clapp F 10:10-11 CAS 310
S5 Clapp F 12:20-1:10 EOP 276
S7 Clapp F 11:15-12:05 FLR 122
Study of the fundamental properties that all languages share, and of how languages differ, with respect to structure (sound system, word formation, syntax), expression of meaning, acquisition, variation, and change; cultural and artistic uses of languages; comparison of oral, written, and signed languages. [Prereq: none]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.