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Winter 09/Spring 10 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Winter 2009 and Spring 2010; however, some (or all) may not be offered in either term.  The courses that are offered in Spring link to the Schedule of Classes.  Classes with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Linguistics (LING)  Department Info

LING 102 -- Linguistics for Native American Communities  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to descriptive linguistics for Native Americans; practical linguistic and social issues in Native American languages; phonetics and phonology; orthography; dialects and language change; classroom applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 102.
Usually offered:  Summer.

LING 104A -- Beginning Navajo  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Navajo, and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Navajo life as topics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 104A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 104B -- Beginning Navajo  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Navajo, and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Navajo life as topics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 104B.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 178 -- The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces students of languages and linguistics to the mathematical foundations of language study, and the applications of mathematics to the study of language. The course is divided into 4 major areas: (1) Foundations, which includes Set Theory, Relations and Functions, Graph theory, and some basic algebra; (2) Logic, including both propositional and predicate calculus; (3) Formal Language theory and computation, and (3) Statistics. The class will approach each area from a theoretical angle, and then look at how the tools and skill learned in class can be applied with particular reference to language
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Minimum math placement code of 200.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 195B -- Language In Life: It's What We Do  (1 unit)
Description:  We focus on how to critically evaluate how language is learned, what it is, and how it is used through research exercises which examine our use of language in ordinary situations.  This is a First-Year Colloquium Course.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 199 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 201 -- Introduction to Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of linguistics; phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and language acquisition; provides basis for further study in the field.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PSY 201.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 204A -- Intermediate Navajo  (3 units)
Description:  Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 204A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 204B -- Intermediate Navajo  (3 units)
Description:  Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 204B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 210 -- American Indian Languages  (3 units)
Description:  This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103).
Approved as:  General Education Tier Two - Individuals and Societies.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  AIS 210.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 211 -- Meaning in Language and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  INDV 101.
Approved as:  General Education Tier Two - Individuals and Societies.
Typical structure:  2 hours discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  PHIL 211.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 299 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 300 -- Introduction To Syntax  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of syntactic analysis. Central notions of generative grammar. Aspects of the structure of English and other languages.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201. Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 303 -- Gender and Language  (3 units)
Description:  Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Equivalent to:  ANTV303
Mutually Exclusive: Credit allowed for only one of these courses: LING 303 or ANTV 303
Prerequisite(s):  Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Identical to:  ANTH 303; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 304 -- Introduction to Japanese Language and Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Sounds, words, grammar, change, writing, variation, and use of the Japanese language; provides basis for further study in the field.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 201; TRAD 101 recommended.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  JPN 304; JPN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 307A -- Elementary O'Odham Language  (3 units)
Description:  Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'Odham (Papago) language.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 307A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 307B -- Elementary O'Odham Language  (3 units)
Description:  Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  AIS 307B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 310 -- Linguistic Typology  (3 units)
Description:  Introduces the student to the commonly shared (or typological) features of morphology, syntax, and phonology of the world's languages. Students will have many problem sets containing data from dozens of languages.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 314 -- Phonetics  (3 units)
Description:  Students in this course will become familiar with the latest developments in phonetic science. They will become familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet, and at the end of the course they will be able to write with a high degree of confidence any English word or phrase. They will learn about the prosodic properties of English that play a crucial role in determining the phonetic structure of English. There is also a serious laboratory component of this course and students will carry out sophisticated instrumental experiments that bear on current issues in phonetic theory
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
Typical structure:  1 hour discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 315 -- Introduction to Phonology  (3 units)
Description:  Considers the sound structure of a wide variety of human languages, with the aim of finding principles that describe in an insightful way the properties of their sounds and sound patterns. In addition the course will introduce the student to the higher level organizational principles governing the combinations of sounds into morphemes, words, and phrases.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 320 -- Language and Social Issues  (3 units)
Description:  Focuses on the theme that individuals identify with groups (in part) on the basis of the language or dialect they use. Examines the role of the individual as a language-using being with the problems of self-identity and of social difference, not only in our multilingual-multicultural country, but in the world as well.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 322 -- The Structure and Meaning of Words  (3 units)
Description:  The study of inter-word relationships, meanings, structure of meanings, and etymology of words and information.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGL 322.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 341 -- Language Development  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to theory and research on language development, with emphasis on word learning and grammatical development.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  PSY 101 or INDV 101.
Identical to:  PSY 341, SP H 341.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 364 -- Introduction to Formal Semantics  (3 units)
Description:  This course provides an introduction to formal linguistic approaches to the study of meaning. Topics include quantifiers, scope, definite descriptions, anaphora, tense and aspect, knowledge of meaning, metalanguages and the syntax-semantics interface.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING300.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 376 -- Introduction to the Philosophy of Language  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of basic issues in the philosophy of language.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 376; PHIL is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 388 -- Language and Computers  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of processing of natural language and computational linguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201 or equivalent programming background.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 392A -- Directed Research in Linguistics  (1-6 units)
Description:  Introductory individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty into an area of linguistic theory, experimentation, or applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 393E -- Congressional Staff Internship  (1-12 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
Equivalent to:  POLV393E
Mutually Exclusive: Credit allowed for only one of these courses: LING 393E or POLV 393E
Prerequisite(s):  open to majors only.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Identical to:  POL 393E; POL is home department.
Usually offered:  Summer.

LING 399 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 402 -- Gender and Language in Japan  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to general issues of gender and language use, specific gender-related differences in the Japanese language, and gender roles in Japan.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 202 or consent of instructor.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  JPN 402; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 502.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 403 -- Foundations of Syntactic Theory  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to syntactic theory with an emphasis on data analysis, critical thinking, and theory development. Taught within the generative Principles and Parameters approach to syntax.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 300.
May be convened with:  LING 503.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 408 -- Computational Techniques for Linguists  (3 units)
Description:  Students are introduced to computer programming as it pertains to collecting and analyzing linguistic data. The particular programming language is chosen at the discretion of the instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 300 or LING 315.
May be convened with:  LING 508.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 409 -- The Psycholinguistics of Writing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course presents information on how vision, language comprehension and motor behaviors have constrained and shaped the evolution of writing systems. The course includes three segments: (1) a review of writing in pre-history, the early evolution of symbol systems, the Greco-Roman alphabet, script writing; (2) a review of the visual and auditory processes that influence writing systems, particularly the alphabet, the shape of letters and spelling conventions; (3) printing since Gutenberg, the evolution of fonts, punctuation, formatting conventions, and modern techniques for presenting text. A thread throughout the course is the impact of different stages of writing technology on society and individuals.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PSY 409.
May be convened with:  LING 509.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 410 -- Foundations of Phonological Theory I  (3 units)
Description:  Investigation of the principles that underlie current phonological theory, concentrating on the representation of sounds and the regular patterns of sound in natural language. Topics include distinctive feature theory, syllable theory, the core skeleton, rule formulation and rule interactions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 315.
May be convened with:  LING 510.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 411 -- Introduction to Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the Japanese language.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 202, JPN 304 or consent of instructor. Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  JPN 411; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 511.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 412 -- Advanced Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced readings in Japanese and English on specific topics in Japanese linguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 411.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  JPN 412; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 512.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 415 -- Phonological Phonetics  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the acoustic and articulatory properties of sounds and patterns of sounds that occur in human language. Focus on the significance of the properties of sounds for phonological theory, in particular, distinctive feature theory. Role of psycho-acoustic studies as a source of evidence for phonological theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 315.
May be convened with:  LING 515.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 419 -- Linguistic Structure of Modern Chinese  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic study of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic systems of modern Chinese, with particular attention to linguistic analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHN 102 or one year of Chinese.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  CHN 419; CHN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 519.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 420 -- Linguistic Structure of Modern Chinese  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic study of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic systems of modern Chinese, with particular attention to linguistic analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two years of Chinese and CHN 419.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
Identical to:  CHN 420; CHN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 520.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 421 -- Language Maintenance, Preservation and Revitalization  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines potential ways to avert the massive language endangerment and death the world is experiencing. A variety of approaches and methods are considered, including linguistic documentation, teaching language courses, immersion (pre)schools, and the master-apprentice program. The course also covers ethical issues, goals of communities, and the balance between linguists and communities.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
May be convened with:  LING 521.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 426 -- Introduction to Arabic Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  History and structure of the Arabic language in its various forms.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
Identical to:  ARB 426; ARB is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 526.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 430A -- Language and Society in the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:  Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  NES 430A; NES is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 530A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 432 -- Psychology of Language  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to language processing. The psychological processes involved in the comprehension and production of sounds, words, and sentences. Other topics may include language breakdown and acquisition, brain and language, and bilingual processing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201 or PSY 101.
Identical to:  PHIL 432, PSY 432.
May be convened with:  LING 532.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 436 -- Japanese Sociolinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics: questionnaire studies, variation analysis, ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 202 or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  JPN 436; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 536.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 438 -- Computational Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of formal language theory; syntactic and semantic processing; the place of world knowledge in natural language processing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 388 or a course in one of the following: formal languages, syntax, data structures, or compilers.
Identical to:  C SC 438, PSY 438.
May be convened with:  LING 538.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 439 -- Statistical Natural Language Processing  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 388, LING 438.
May be convened with:  LING 539.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 445A -- Structure of Non-Western Language  (3 units)
Description:  In-depth linguistic analysis of selected phonological, syntactic, and semantic problems in a non-Western language, concentrating on native languages of the Southwest area.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  AIS 445A.
May be convened with:  LING 545A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 449A -- Biolinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 449A, PSY 449A.
May be convened with:  LING 549A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 452 -- Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  General survey of the core fields in linguistics: phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics and dialectology. Provides basis for further study in the field. (Taught in Spanish).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 340, SPAN 425.
Identical to:  SPAN 452; SPAN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 453 -- Theory of Spanish Morphosyntax  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the current theories of syntax and morphology to describe specific aspects of the structure of Spanish. Central notions of generative grammar.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 340, SPAN 343, SPAN 452.
Identical to:  SPAN 453; SPAN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 454 -- Structure of a Middle Eastern Language  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines the grammatical structure, linguistic usage, and sociolinguistic status of a particular language from the Near East. The language covered changes each year, but may include varieties of Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and other languages of the region.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 201 or a year of study in the language for undergraduates. LING 300 or LING 315 are recommended but not required.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:  NES 454.
May be convened with:  LING 554.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 457 -- Applied Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Application of linguistic theory to issues of Spanish language instruction; theories of language acquisition and language teaching methodology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 340 or SPAN 343.
Identical to:  SPAN 457; SPAN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 461A -- French Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This course will introduce the study of French from a linguistic point of view. The area to be covered will be chosen from: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialect and social variation, pragmatics, discourse analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  FREN 410, FREN 420.
Identical to:  FREN 461A; FREN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 462 -- Linguistics and the Study of Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic methods in the analysis of literature and implications of literary language for linguistic theory; detailed consideration of prosody, metaphor, narrative technique and irony.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGL 462; ENGL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 562.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 463 -- Philosophy of Language  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of basic issues in the philosophy of language such as: speech acts, reference, meaning, logical form.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 463; PHIL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 563.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 465 -- Pragmatics  (3 units)
Description:  Study of language use, its relationship to language structure and context; topics such as speech acts, presupposition, implication, performatives, conversations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 465; PHIL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 565.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 467 -- Topics in French Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Examines in detail current topics in the linguistic analysis of French. May be repeated when topics vary. Taught in French with readings in French and English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  FREN 467; FREN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 567.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 468 -- Speech Perception  (3 units)
Description:  This course will introduce scientific evidence for the perception of vowel and consonant sounds, classical and modern theories of speech perception, development (emergence) of speech, and the effect of disorders on the ability to perceive speech.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SP H 267, LING 314 or equivalent.
Identical to:  SP H 468; SP H is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 568.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 476 -- Language in Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ANTH 276 or consent of instructor. Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Identical to:  ANTH 476; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 576.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 478 -- Speech Technology  (3 units)
Description:  Topics include speech synthesis, speech recognition, and other speech technologies. This course gives students background for a career in the speech technology industry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Coursework in Phonetics (LING 314 or LING 515 or SP H 267) or a background in programming (such as a 100 or 200 level course from the computer science dept).
Identical to:  SP H 478.
May be convened with:  LING 578.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 480 -- Historical Comparative Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Types and mechanisms of linguistic change; language and dialect formation; determination of prehistoric connections; reconstruction of proto-languages and cultures, and their origins in time and space.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ANTH 276 or consent of instructor. Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Identical to:  ANTH 480; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 580.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 489 -- Areal Survey of Native North American Languages  (3 units)
Description:  The field of native North American linguistics; areal and genetic classifications; how the study of particular languages provides insights into theories of linguistic anthropology and general linguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ANTH 276, or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  ANTH 489; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 589.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 492A -- Directed Research in Linguistics  (1-6 units)
Description:  Intermediate and advanced individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty into an area of linguistic theory, experimentation, or applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 493 -- Internship  (1-9 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 495A -- Linguistics  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research about Linguistics, Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Short research projects are required of participants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  LING 595A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 496C -- Topics in Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This course involves the development and exchange of scholarly information on specific topics in the field of linguistics. Course rotates between various topics and may be taken up to four times. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Diversity Emphasis.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  JPN 496C; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 596C.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

LING 496F -- Cognitive Psychology  (3 units)
Description:  Investigation of research and ideas on a specialized topic within cognitive psychology, including the psychology of language, visual perception and memory, decision, and learning. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations. This is a writing emphasis course.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  PSY 290A or PSY 290B. Satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PSY 496F; PSY is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 596F.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 496M -- Special Topics in Arabic Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  Consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 4 times (maximum 5 enrollments).
Identical to:  ARB 496M; ARB is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 596M.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 497B -- Workshop in Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This workshop is designed to develop materials for language preservation and enhancement, including pedagogical grammars, dictionaries, and literacy materials.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  LING 597B.
Usually offered:  Summer.

LING 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 499 -- Independent Study  (1-6 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 500 -- Linguistics for Non-majors  (3 units)
Description:  Its conceptual foundations, methodology, and current theoretical frameworks. Students will carry out actual linguistic analysis. For students in the M.A. program and in fields other than linguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  open to non-majors only.
Identical to:  SLAT 500.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 501 -- Formal Foundations of Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of the aims of linguistic research and introduction to the basic mathematics of formal linguistics; logic, sets, algebra, graphs, feature structures, formal language theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  SLAT 501.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 502 -- Gender and Language in Japan  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to general issues of gender and language use, specific gender-related differences in the Japanese language, and gender roles in Japan. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and may include extra readings and an additional weekly meeting.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  JPN 502; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 402.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 503 -- Foundations of Syntactic Theory  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to syntactic theory with an emphasis on data analysis, critical thinking, and theory development. Taught within the generative Principles and Parameters approach to syntax. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  SLAT 503.
May be convened with:  LING 403.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 504 -- Advanced Syntactic Theory  (3 units)
Description:  A continuation of LING 503, Foundations of Syntactic Theory I, taught within the Minimalist approach to syntactic theory, with a focus on principles of theory construction and empirical issues in binding, control, movement, structure, and the interfaces with semantics and morphology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 403/503 or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  SLAT 504.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 505 -- Theories of Grammar  (3 units)
Description:  A continuation of 503, this class compares alternative non-Chomskyan theoretical approaches to syntactic theory. Including Relational Grammar, Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Categorical Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 506 -- Major Works in Syntactic Theory  (3 units)
Description:  This course surveys the major landmark works in syntactic theory and examines the development of the discipline from its earliest forms to recent influential works. The papers chosen will either mark particular turning points in syntactic theorizing, or will be representative of the kind of analysis at a particular stage in the development of Syntactic theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 503.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 507 -- Statistical Analysis for Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Students will learn to use the statistical methods common in linguistics and related fields in order to apply them in the design and analysis of their own research. Methods covered will include ANOVA, ANCOVA, correlation, regression, and non-parametric tests, as well as some specialized analyses such as Multidimensional Scaling Analysis. The course will focus primarily on methods and problems of psycholinguistic, phonetic, and sociolinguistic research. Discussion of the statistical analyses in published articles in these areas will form a substantial part of the course, and application of the methods covered in the course to the students' own research will also be discussed. The course will include instruction in use of statistical software packages.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 508 -- Computational Techniques for Linguists  (3 units)
Description:  Students are introduced to computer programming as it pertains to collecting and analyzing linguistic data. The particular programming language is chosen at the discretion of the instructor. Graduate-level requirements include more challenging exams; 50% greater contribution to their respective group projects; 9 instead of 6 assignment; additional readings from the primary literature.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  LING 408.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 509 -- The Psycholinguistics of Writing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course presents information on how vision, language comprehension and motor behaviors have constrained and shaped the evolution of writing systems. The course includes three segments: (1) a review of writing in pre-history, the early evolution of symbol systems, the Greco-Roman alphabet, script writing; (2) a review of the visual and auditory processes that influence writing systems, particularly the alphabet, the shape of letters and spelling conventions; (3) printing since Gutenberg, the evolution of fonts, punctuation, formatting conventions, and modern techniques for presenting text. A thread throughout the course is the impact of different stages of writing technology on society and individuals. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and an extra 25 page research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PSY 509.
May be convened with:  LING 409.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 510 -- Foundations of Phonological Theory I  (3 units)
Description:  Investigation of the principles that underlie current phonological theory, concentrating on the representation of sounds and the regular patterns of sound in natural language. Topics include distinctive feature theory, syllable theory, the core skeleton, rule formulation and rule interactions. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  SLAT 510.
May be convened with:  LING 410.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 511 -- Introduction to Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the Japanese language. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and a class presentation based on that paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  JPN 511; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 411.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 512 -- Advanced Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced readings in Japanese and English on specific topics in Japanese linguistics. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and a class presentation based on that paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 511.
Identical to:  JPN 512; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 412.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 514 -- Foundations of Phonological Theory II  (3 units)
Description:  Investigation of the evidence and arguments for non-linear representations (autosegmental and metrical) and of the organization of the phonological component of grammar, including evidence for its interaction with morphological structures and rules.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 410/510 or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 515 -- Phonological Phonetics  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the acoustic and articulatory properties of sounds and patterns of sounds that occur in human language. Focus on the significance of the properties of sounds for phonological theory, in particular, distinctive feature theory. Role of psycho-acoustic studies as a source of evidence for phonological theory. Graduate-level requirements include an additional project or research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  LING 415.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 516 -- History of Phonology  (3 units)
Description:  This course covers the historical development of major ideas in phonological theory thus examining the motivations for current theoretical tools and assumptions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 510.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 517 -- Introduction to Cognitive Science  (3 units)
Description:  This course will provide an introduction to cognitive science by exploring foundational issues as well as topics of contemporary research in cognitive science.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  COGS 517; COGS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 518 -- Linguistic Analysis and Argumentation  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the methodological issues involved in doing linguistic analysis of syntactic, morphological and phonological phenomena and in constructing valid and convincing argumentation about the nature of linguistic theory. Emphasis will be placed on the methodology of testing empirical claims, on the critical evaluation of theoretical explanations, and on developing logically and rhetorically convincing professional analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 519 -- Linguistic Structure of Modern Chinese  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic study of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic systems of modern Chinese, with particular attention to linguistic analysis. Graduate-level requirements include two presentations and one term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two years of Chinese.
Identical to:  CHN 519; CHN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 419.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 520 -- Linguistic Structure of Modern Chinese  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic study of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic systems of modern Chinese, with particular attention to linguistic analysis. Graduate-level requirements include two presentations and one term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two years of Chinese and CHN 519.
Identical to:  CHN 520; CHN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 420.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 521 -- Language Maintenance, Preservation and Revitalization  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines potential ways to avert the massive language endangerment and death the world is experiencing. A variety of approaches and methods are considered, including linguistic documentation, teaching language courses, immersion (pre)schools, and the master-apprentice program. The course also covers ethical issues, goals of communities, and the balance between linguists and communities. Graduate-level requirements include 2 additional writing assignments, additional readings, and a longer (25 page) research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  graduate standing.
May be convened with:  LING 421.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 522 -- Lexical Semantics  (3 units)
Description:  Study of word and sentence meaning, relationship between the lexicon and the grammar, idioms, metaphor, etymology, and change of meaning.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  one course in linguistics.
Identical to:  PHIL 522.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 523 -- Phonetics and Phonology for Teachers of Japanese  (3 units)
Description:  This course provides a rigorous introduction to the phonetics and phonology of Japanese. Some related topics in morphology are also covered. Students develop a sophisticated understanding of some of the problems encountered in teaching Japanese to non-native speakers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  JPN 411 or JPN 511.
Identical to:  JPN 523; JPN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 526 -- Introduction to Arabic Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  History and structure of the Arabic language in its various forms. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper on any phonological, morphological, or syntactic structure of any variety of Arabic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ARB 526; ARB is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 426.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 529 -- Linguistic Theory in Cognitive Science  (3 units)
Description:  Foundational issues in linguistics as component of cognitive science. psychological reality, biolinguistics, learnability, formal grammars, introspection vs. other methodologies; parallels between linguistic form and biological systems, self-similarity, least effort effects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  COGS 529; COGS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 530A -- Language and Society in the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:  Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meeting with the instructor biweekly to discuss the readings of which written critiques will be submitted.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  NES 530A; NES is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 430A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 532 -- Psychology of Language  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to language processing. The psychological processes involved in the comprehension and production of sounds, words, and sentences. Other topics may include language breakdown and acquisition, brain and language, and bilingual processing. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive readings and writing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 532, PSY 532.
May be convened with:  LING 432.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 533 -- Theories of Language Development  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the major theories of language development, including nativism and various forms of learning. Students read and discuss primary source material written by linguists, psychologists, and other cognitive scientists who work in the field of language acquisition.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Students are expected to have some background in linguistics or psychology.
Identical to:  PSY 533.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 535 -- Morphology  (3 units)
Description:  Morphology is the internal structure of words and the relationship between words and the syntactic, phonological, and semantic properties of the units that include them. Course work includes the development of morphological theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 536 -- Japanese Sociolinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics: questionnaire studies, variation analysis, ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and may include extra readings and an additional weekly meeting when the class is convened with JPN 436.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  JPN 536; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 436.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 538 -- Computational Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of formal language theory; syntactic and semantic processing; the place of world knowledge in natural language processing. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C SC 538, PSY 538.
May be convened with:  LING 438.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 539 -- Statistical Natural Language Processing  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models. Graduate-level requirements include assignments of greater scope than undergraduate assignments. In addition to being more in-depth, graduate assignments are typically longer and additional readings are required.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 538.
May be convened with:  LING 439.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 542 -- Topics in Psycholinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Recent advances in the area of psycholinguistics, with an emphasis on sentence processing and the contribution of linguistic theory to an understanding of psychological mechanisms.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PSY 542; PSY is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 543 -- Advanced Language Development  (3 units)
Description:  Current theory and data on first language acquisition with special focus on research that relates linguistic theory and learnability theory to empirical studies of children's linguistic abilities. Requirements include a written paper on a subject pertinent to topic area.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PSY 543; PSY is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 544 -- Typology and Universals  (3 units)
Description:  An examination of the syntactic diversity presented by natural human languages and an exploration of the issues that such diversity presents for syntactic analysis. Topics include AUX, word order, constituency, and subjects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 545A -- Structures of Non-Western Languages  (3 units)
Description:  In-depth linguistic analysis of selected phonological, syntactic, and semantic problems in a non-Western language, concentrating on native languages of the Southwest area. Graduate-level requirements include a higher level of performance.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  AIS 545A.
May be convened with:  LING 445A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 549A -- Biolinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form. Graduate-level requirements include an extra paper and more in depth readings and presentations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  COGS 549A, PHIL 549A, PSY 549A.
May be convened with:  LING 449A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 554 -- Structure of a Middle Eastern Language  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines the grammatical structure, linguistic usage, and sociolinguistic status of a particular language from the Near East. The language covered changes each year, but may include varieties of Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and other languages of the region. Graduate-level requirements include a longer, more in depth paper and presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:  NES 554.
May be convened with:  LING 454.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 562 -- Linguistics and the Study of Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Linguistic methods in the analysis of literature and implications of literary language for linguistic theory; detailed consideration of prosody, metaphor, narrative technique and irony. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGL 562; ENGL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 462.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 563 -- Philosophy of Language  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of basic issues in the philosophy of language such as: speech acts, reference, meaning, logical form. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a central theme or topic of the course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 563; PHIL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 463.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 564 -- Formal Semantics  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to model-theoretic investigations of natural language interpretation, including coordination, quantification, referential relations, tense, aspect and modality.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 564.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 565 -- Pragmatics  (3 units)
Description:  Study of language use, its relationship to language structure and context; topics such as speech acts, presupposition, implication, performatives, conversations. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHIL 565; PHIL is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 465.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 567 -- Topics in French Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Examines in detail current topics in the linguistic analysis of French. May be repeated when topics vary. Taught in French with readings in French and English. Graduate-level requirements include higher level of oral and written work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  FREN 567; FREN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 467.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 568 -- Speech Perception  (3 units)
Description:  This course will introduce scientific evidence for the perception of vowel and consonant sounds, classical and modern theories of speech perception, development (emergence) of speech, and the effect of disorders on the ability to perceive speech. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive reading.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  SP H 568; SP H is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 468.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 573 -- Semiotics and Language  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to semiotics, survey of major figures and trends. Saussure and structuralism, Jakobson and functionalism/poetics, Pierce and pragmaticism. Focus on what these trends tell us about language. Students' written work will represent students' specific interests.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  FREN 573; FREN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 576 -- Language in Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper and a journal-style review of a major monograph.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ANTH 576; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 476.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 578 -- Speech Technology  (3 units)
Description:  Topics include speech synthesis, speech recognition, and other speech technologies. This course gives students background for a career in the speech technology industry. Graduate students will do extra readings, extra assignments, and have an extra presentation. Their final project must constitute original work in a speech technology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  SP H 578.
May be convened with:  LING 478.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 580 -- Historical Comparative Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Types and mechanisms of linguistic change; language and dialect formation; determination of prehistoric connections; reconstruction of proto-languages and cultures, and their origins in time and space. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ANTH 580; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 480.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 581 -- Advanced Computational Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This course provides a hands-on project-based approach to particular problems and issues in computational linguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 538.
Identical to:  C SC 581.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 582 -- Advanced Statistical Natural Language Processing  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on statistical approaches to pattern classification and applications of natural language processing to real-world problems
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 539.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 583 -- Sociolinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  Contributions of the ethnography of communication, language variation studies, and conversation/discourse analysis to the interdisciplinary development of sociolinguistics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ANTH 583; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 588 -- Linguistic Elicitation and Documentation  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces students to the basic techniques for documentation, analysis and description of a language in the field. Topics will include (but are not limited to): ethical issues in language documentation, basic recording and transcription techniques, phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic elicitation, narrative and (if possible) discourse documentation. Students will work with a native speaker consultant of an unfamiliar language, both in a group setting and one-on-one.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ANTH 588.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 589 -- Areal Survey of Native North American Languages  (3 units)
Description:  The field of native North American linguistics; areal and genetic classifications; how the study of particular languages provides insights into theories of linguistic anthropology and general linguistics. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and longer term papers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ANTH 276.
Identical to:  ANTH 589; ANTH is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 489.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 593A -- Internship in Human Language Technology  (1-9 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in Human Language Technology in a academic, technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 538.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 595A -- Linguistics  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research about Linguistics, Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Short research projects are required of participants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  LING 495A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 596C -- Topics in Japanese Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This course involves the development and exchange of scholarly information on specific topics in the field of linguistics. Course rotates between various topics and may be taken up to four times. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 4 times (maximum 5 enrollments).
Identical to:  JPN 596C; JPN is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 496C.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

LING 596D -- Topics in Linguistics and Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants on topics of current interest to both linguistics and philosophers, with a focus on the study of meaning. Course will consist of the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  A graduate level class in either linguistics or philosophy.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  PHIL 596D.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 596F -- Cognitive Psychology  (3 units)
Description:  Investigation of research and ideas on a specialized topic within cognitive psychology, including the psychology of language, visual perception and memory, decision, and learning. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations. This is a writing emphasis course. Investigation of research and ideas on a specialized topic within cognitive psychology, including the psychology of language, visual perception and cognitive memory, decision, and learning. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:  PSY 596F; PSY is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 496F.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 596M -- Special Topics in Arabic Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles. Graduate-level requirements include teaching demonstration involving one hour of teaching with a prepared lesson plan and a follow-up review and critique of your performance.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 4 times (maximum 5 enrollments).
Identical to:  ARB 596M; ARB is home department.
May be convened with:  LING 496M.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 597A -- Descriptive Linguistics for Native American Languages  (4 units)
Description:  Workshop includes methods and techniques on how to describe a language in the four basis sub-areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; terminology and general processes associated with the four sub-areas.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LING 500 or equivalent.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  AIS 597A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 597B -- Workshop in Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  This workshop is designed to develop materials for language preservation and enhancement, including pedagogical grammars, dictionaries, and literacy materials. Graduate-level requirements include work on the preparation of materials that require greater sophistication, e.g. databases for electronic dictionaries.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  LING 497B.
Usually offered:  Summer.

LING 599 -- Independent Study  (1-6 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 632 -- Psychological and Linguistic Approaches to Language  (3 units)
Description:  This course reviews the history and current status of psychological and linguistic approaches to the science of language. There are three main themes: 1. The relation between statistical and structural processes in learning, cognition and neural organization of language; 2. The repeated attempts by psychologists and linguists to find a single principled minimal architecture to explain the complexity of language; 3. The nature of attempts to integrate linguistic structural theories with behavioral and learning models.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PSY 632.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 689 -- Professionalism in Linguistics  (1 unit)
Description:  This course will focus on how to work as a linguist, primarily as an academic one. Topics include how to write abstracts for submission to conferences, grant proposals at the student level, CVs, and job application letters. We will also discuss the academic job application/interview process, negotiations, the tenure process, and academic vs. other careers for linguists.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 696A -- Topics in Syntax and Semantics  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting examining in depth topics in syntactic and semantic theory. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 696B -- Topics in Phonology and Phonetics  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting examining in depth topics in phonological and phonetic theory and experimentation. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 696D -- Topics in Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting examining in depth topics in Language Acquisition, psycholinguistic theory and experimentation. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 696E -- Master Seminar in Cognitive Science  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers. Discussion will be lead by local, national, and international experts in the fields that compose Cognitive Science.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 15 units of credit.
Identical to:  COGS 696E; COGS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 696F -- Topics in Psycholinguistics and Language Processing  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting with in depth investigation of topics in Psycholinguistics and Language Processing. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Identical to:  COMM 696F, PSY 696F.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 696G -- Topics in Computational Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting with an in depth investigation of computational linguistics theory and application. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 18 units of credit.
Identical to:  C SC 696G.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 696J -- Topics in Native American Languages and Linguistics  (3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting examining in depth topics in Native American Languages and Linguistics. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Identical to:  AIS 696J.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 697A -- Linguistic Theory  (3 units)
Description:  The practical application of theory and experimentation within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles as applied to the original linguistic research of the participants. Participants will present their original research and papers and will participate in group feedback on the work. This class is a co-requirement for students writing their linguistics comprehensive exam papers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  open to majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LING 699 -- Independent Study  (1-6 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 900 -- Research  (1-4 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 909 -- Master's Report  (1-9 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for a linguistics master's degree.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 910 -- Thesis  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
Grading:  Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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