For a full list of graduate courses in linguistics offered in recent years, see:
Graduate Course Schedule, Spring 2022
GRS LX 611
Morphology, the study of the internal structure and the shapes of words across languages, straddles the boundary between syntax and phonology. This course covers the major empirical and theoretical issues in the study of morphology, emphasizing links to other components of grammar. (Students must also register for GRS LX 612; tentative time listed below.)
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GRS LX 631
Systematic examination of how meaning is encoded in words and sentences, and how it can emerge from the complexity of the grammar. Also touches on various aspects of pragmatics–the study of how meaning is shaped by context.
GRS LX 649
The psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics of life with two languages. Topics include bilingual language use, processing, acquisition, organization; effects of bilingualism on cognition and development; the bilingual brain; the bilingual speech community; bilingual education; bilingualism in the media and public eye.
GRS LX 683
Introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. Covers articulatory, acoustic, and auditory phonetics, focusing on techniques for visualizing speech sounds. Examines the phonemic inventory and phonological organization of Spanish from several perspectives, including generative and articulatory phonology as well as sociolinguistics. Conducted in Spanish.
GRS LX 690
How language differs across modality, and ways in which spoken and signed languages are fundamentally the same. Topics include: the structural organization of language (“phonology,” morphology, and especially syntax); mental representation, acquisition, variation, change; and some consequences of modality differences.
GRS LX 691
A team-based in-depth investigation of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon of an African or other non-Indo-European language. Bi-weekly sessions with language consultant. Weekly trainings on methodology, ethics, analysis, and presentation of results.
GRS LX 703
Survey of phonological theory and analysis, with focus on cross-linguistic typology of phonological systems. Phonological reasoning and argumentation skills are developed. Empirical coverage includes contrast, distinctive features, rules and constraints, opacity, tone, syllabification, stress, and interactions with morphology and syntax.
Prerequisite: CAS LX 301 / GRS LX 601, or consent of instructor.
GRS LX 722
Using linguistic data drawn from a wide variety of languages, students develop a precise model of syntactic knowledge through evaluation of hypotheses and arguments. Exploration of major discoveries and phenomena from the linguistic literature.
Prerequisite: CAS LX 321 / GRS LX 621, or consent of instructor.
GRS LX 736
This course focuses on quantification and measurement of events, from both a theoretical and a cross-linguistic perspective. Among the phenomena we will study are gradability in the verbal domain, aspect, pluractionality (plural events), distributivity over individuals and events, and ratio expressions.
Prerequisite: CAS LX 432 / GRS LX 732, or consent of instructor.
GRS LX 790
Provide students who already have a strong foundation in statistical analysis as well as basic skills in R with an overview of a range of advanced techniques and topics, including: Praat functions in R, Generalized Additive Models, multinomial regression, principal components analysis, frequentist vs. Bayesian statistics, cluster analysis, Poisson regression, discriminant analysis, power analysis, stepwise model selection, multilevel interactions, and dynamic visualization. Also explores strategies for streamlining workflow, increasing efficiency and reducing time from data import to communication of results.
GRS LX 802
Advanced graduate students working on their qualifying research papers or thesis present and discuss work in progress. The course is organized thematically based on students’ research areas. Readings each week are determined on the basis of the research discussed.