An introduction to the formal analysis of sentential meaning, from a linguist's perspective. After first isolating a truth-conditional notion of literal meaning, we will use techniques from logic to describe how the meanings of sentences are built from those of their parts.
LING(ENGL)3150 or POD
Second Language Acquisition
Linguistic theories of second language acquisition, with emphasis on the acquisition of English. Topics include order of acquisition, sociocultural factors with linguistic bases, and neurolinguistic models.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or ENGL(LING)4110/6110
ESL Error Analysis
Psycholinguistic theory applied to problems in second language learning, and the prediction of language behavior through the use of contrastive analysis.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or ENGL(LING)4110/6110, POD
Topics in the English Language
A special topic not otherwise offered in the English curriculum. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester.
One of the Celtic languages (for example, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic) in medieval or contemporary form. Languages and instructors may vary from semester to semester.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or CMLT2111 or CMLT2210 or CMLT2220 or ENGL2310 or ENGL2320 or ENGL2330 or ENGL2340 or ENGL2400, POD
Introduction to Indo-European Studies
The Indo-European language family: the various early Indo-European dialects, their grammatical structures, and the evolution of those structures from the proto-language.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or POD
Philosophy of Language
Topics such as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, truth, definition, analyticity, ambiguity, metaphor, symbolism, and the uses of language.
(PHIL2500 and any 3000-level PHIL course) or POD
Contrastive Grammar: German-English
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or POD
Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
An introduction to quantitative and statistical approaches for analyzing human language. Topics include fundamentals of quantitative and empirical research; descriptive and analytical statistics; hypothesis testing; data modeling and visualization. Data are drawn from a wide range of linguistic subfields.
(LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H) and POD
Symbolic-mathematical logic, examining the propositional and predicate calculi, with emphasis on problems in translation and formalization and topics in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
PHIL2500 or POD