Snejana Iovtcheva

Lecturer in Linguistics
for Spring 2019
Office number: 112
Office address: Linguistics, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2019: W 12-1; R 3:30-4:30; or by appointment.

MA in Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
MA in Linguistics, Syracuse University
PhD (expected, 2018) in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Spring 2019

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

web A1 Iovtcheva TR 2-3:15 CAS 224
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]
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas:
    • Scientific Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Critical Thinking

CAS LX 423

Advanced Syntax: Issues in Modern Syntactic Theory

web A1 Iovtcheva TR 11-12:15 PSY B55
Exploration of advanced topics in syntax, chosen in part based on student interest, through reading and critical discussion of both foundational and recent literature. [Prereq: CAS LX 422 GRS LX 722 Intermediate Syntax (or CAS LX 522) or consent of instructor]
[Meets with GRS LX 723; Previously offered as CAS LX 523 "Syntax II"]