LING4900/6900

Topics in Indo-European Linguistics
Credit Hours:
3

The synchronic and diachronic grammar of an older Indo-European language. Possible offerings include Avestan, Hittite, Lithuanian, Old Church, Slavic, and Old Irish or topics such as Indo-European phonology, morphology, or syntax.

Prerequisites:
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or POD

LING(ANTH)4860/6860

Sociolinguistics
Credit Hours:
3

The study of language as a cultural and social phenomenon. Topics include language and meaning, language and world view, language and social behavior, and language and social issues.

Prerequisites:
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or ANTH(LING)3080 or POD

LING(CMLT)4740/6740

Discourse Analysis
Credit Hours:
3

An interdisciplinary study of language use, text analysis, and evaluation. The course will provide students with the ability to investigate and evaluate structural features of language and to identify the strategies used by different writers based on style and cultural backgrounds.

Prerequisites:
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or POD

LING4690/6690

Historical Linguistics
Credit Hours:
3

Traditional methods of historical linguistics are reviewed, with examples from several different language families. Various kinds of possible phonological and syntactic changes are investigated in relation to modern linguistic theory.

Prerequisites:
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or POD

LING(CLAS)4610/6610

Sanskrit I
Credit Hours:
3

The phonology, morphology, and syntax of the classical Sanskrit language, emphasizing the position of Sanskrit within the Indo-European language family and its importance for Indo-European linguistics.

Prerequisites:
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or POD

PHIL(LING)4520/6520

Model Theory
Credit Hours:
3

Formal semantics for sentential and first-order predicate logic, including both soundness and completeness results for first-order logic. Additional topics may include Goedel's incompleteness results, the Skolem-Lowenheim theorem, or possible world semantics for modal logics.

Prerequisites:
PHIL(LING)4510/6510 or POD