Linguistics Courses for Graduate Students

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LING 5001 - Formal Foundations of Linguistics

3 credits
Applying tools from set theory, symbolic logic, model theory, algebra and formal grammar in the foundations of formal linguistic theories and in linguistic analysis.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601), and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 680.

LING 5002 - Algebraic Linguistics

3 credits
Formal properties of grammar and automata; relations between linear, context-free and context-sensitive grammars and finite, pushdown-storage and linear-bounded automata; properties of transformational grammars.
Prereq: Ling 5001 (Linguist 680). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 681.

LING 5051 - Quantitative Methods

3 credits
Quantitative methods in the sub-disciplines of Linguistics, including data analysis, interpretation and display of data, inferential statistics, and statistical modeling.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601).

LING 5101 - Phonetics: Phonetic Theory

3 credits
Principles of articulatory phonetics, with some discussion of acoustic phonetics; practice in the production, recognition, and transcription of sounds in various languages of the world.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 600.01.

LING 5102 - Laboratory Phonology

3 credits
Introduction to laboratory methods and quantitative models of speech for linguistics.
Prereq: Ling 5101 (Linguist 600.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 600.02.

LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I

3 credits
Theories of syntax; principles of syntactic description.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 602.01.

LING 5202 - Syntactic Theory II

3 credits
Theories of syntax; principles of syntactic description.
Prereq: Ling 5201 (Linguist 602.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 602.02.

LING 5203 - Syntactic Theory III

3 credits
Theories of syntax; principles of syntactic description.
Prereq: Ling 5001 (Linguist 608), 5202 (602.02), and 5401 (683.01).

LING 5301 - Phonological Theory I

3 credits
Introduction to phonological analysis and the principles governing the structure, acquisition, and change of phonological systems; survey of major phonological theories.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 603.01.

LING 5302 - Topics in Advanced Phonology

3 credits
Introduction to phonological analysis and the principles governing the structure, acquisition, and change of phonological systems; survey of major phonological theories.
Prereq: 5301 or Linguist 603.01. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 603.02. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

LING 5351 - Morphological Theory

3 credits
Introduction to and comparison of current theories of morphology with application to linguistic data and problems.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 609.

LING 5401 - Semantic Theory I

3 credits
Problems and methods in linguistic semantics, using logic and semantic model theory as analytic tools; reference, compositionality, presupposition, conversational implicature, speech acts, deixis.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Linguist 683.01.

LING 5402 - Semantic Theory II

3 credits
Montague semantics and more recent semantic theories; analysis of important problems, such as generalized quantifiers, lattice-based accounts of plurals and events, discourse representation theory.
Prereq: Ling 5401 (Linguist 683.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 683.02.

LING 5451 - Formal Pragmatics

3 credits
Introduction to contemporary theories of pragmatic phenomena which build on theories of dynamic interpretation in formal semantics.
Prereq: Ling 5402 (Linguist 683.02). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 780.

LING 5500 - Language Description

3 credits
Informant techniques and (if available) textbooks and published linguistic analyses are employed in analyzing and describing a language.
Prereq: Ling 2000 (Linguist 201), 2000H (201H), or 4000 (601), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 672. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 5501 - An Introduction to African-American English

3 credits
Introduction to the structure and history of the varieties of English used by African-Americans and the relationship between language use and socio-cultural context.
Prereq: One Linguistics course taken at the 4000 level (300 level) or above. Not open to students with credit for AfAmASt 5501 or 605.

LING 5551 - Field Methods I

3 credits
Methodology for determining the phonological system of a previously unknown language through the use of a native informant.
Prereq: Two of the following courses - Ling 4100 (Linguist 500), 4200 (502), or 4300 (503), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs.

LING 5552 - Field Methods II

3 credits
Methodology for determining the morphological and syntactic system of a previously unknown language through the use of a native informant.
Prereq: 5551 (Linguist 650.01). Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs.

LING 5601 - Introduction to Sociolinguistics

3 credits
Survey of approaches to the study of language in its social context: sociology of language, ethnography of speaking, discourse analysis, quantitative sociolinguistics.
Prereq: 2000, 2000H, or 4000 (Linguist 201, 201H or 601) or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 661.01.

LING 5602 - Introduction to Quantitative Sociolinguistics

3 credits
Exploration of language in its social context through the methods of quantitative analysis of linguistic variation, including the Labovian and implicational models.
Prereq: 5601 (Linguist 661.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 661.02.

LING 5603 - Sociolinguistic Field Methods

3 credits
Research methods for sociolinguistic fieldwork including interviewing, observation, survey design and experimental work. Focus on methodology, planning and implementation.
Prereq: 5601 (Linguist 661.01).

LING 5612 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

3 credits
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary study of the nature of human thought; psychological, philosophical, linguistic, and artificial intelligence approaches to knowledge representation.
Prereq: 3 cr hrs from two of the following areas: CSE, Ling, Philos, and Psych, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 612. Cross-listed in CSE, Philos and Psych.

LING 5651 - Languages in Contact

3 credits
Study of the effects of language contact on the structure of the involved languages, and of the characteristics of the individuals and communities involved in language contact.
Prereq: One course from 4100, 4200 or 4300 (Linguist 500, 502 or 503); or permission of instructor.

LING 5701 - Psycholinguistics I

3 credits
An introduction to high-level language processing, word recognition, sentence understanding, and discourse processing.
Prereq: 2701H (Linguist 371) or 4001 (Linguist 601) or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 615.

LING 5702 - Psycholinguistics II

3 credits
Models of human language processing and language parsing and interpretation; probabilistic models, issues in experimentation, and model implementation.
Prereq: 5701 (Linguist 615) and 5801 (Linguist 684.01).

LING 5703 - Eye-tracking Methods for Psycholinguistics

3 credits
This course introduces eye-tracking techniques for investigating psycholinguistic phenomena such as consonant/vowel perception, lexical access, speaker/dialect adaptation, sentence parsing, and discourse processing.
Prereq: 2701H (Linguist 371) or 5701 (Linguist 615)

LING 5801 - Computational Linguistics I

3 credits
Symbolic computation applied to the structure of words and sentences, models of morphology and syntax, parsing algorithms.
Prereq: Ling 3802 (Linguist 384), 5000 (601), CSE 3321, 3522, or 5052; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 684.01.

LING 5802 - Computational Linguistics II

3 credits
Computational models of semantic interpretation, and the role of pragmatic knowledge in sentence processing; implementation of current grammatical theories.
Prereq: Ling 5401 (Linguist 683.01) and 5801 (684.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 684.02.

LING 5803 - Computational Semantics

3 credits
Methods for construction semantic representations for fragments of natural language and performing inference with such representations.
Prereq: 5801 (Linguist 684.01). Not open to students with credit for Linguist 684.03.

LING 5891 - Proseminar in Cognitive Science

3 credits
An in-depth examination of the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science; emphasizes fundamental issues of each discipline, provides illustrations of representative research being conducted at OSU.
Prereq: 5612, CSE 5612, Psych 5612, or Philos 5612. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 737. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 cr hrs. Cross-listed in CSE, ISE, Philos, and Psych.

LING 5901 - Introduction to Historical Linguistics

3 credits
Introduction to the methods and principles of historical linguistics.
Prereq: Ling 4100 (Linguist 500), 4300 (503), 5101 (600.01), or 5301 (603.01), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 611.

LING 5906 - Topics in Indo-Iranian Linguistics

3 credits
Possible topics include advanced classical Sanskrit, introductory Vedic Sanskrit, Indo-Iranian or Indo-Aryan linguistics, or studies in the ancient Indian grammarians.
Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions.

LING 6000 - Teaching Introductory Linguistics

1 credit
Designed to train instructors in the techniques and materials used to teach introductory linguistics courses.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Linguist 830. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

LING 6001 - Proseminar in Lingiuistics

2 credits
Introduction to the problems, methods, and tools of linguistic research. Recommended for all candidates for grad degrees.
Repeatable to a maximum of 50 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

LING 6193 - Individual Studies

1 - 12 credits
Individual Studies.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.

LING 6194 - Group Studies

1 - 3 credits
Study of topics not regularly scheduled for seminars in linguistics, under the direction of a faculty member.
Prereq: Ling 4000 (Linguist 601). Repeatable to a maximum of 24 cr hrs or 8 completions.

LING 7890.01 - Seminar Discussion Groups: TA Workshop

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 level or above course in Ling, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.02 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Syntax (Synners)

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 level or above course in Ling; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.03 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Phonetics/Phonology (Phonies)

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 level or above course in Ling; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.04 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Pragmatics

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 level or above course in Ling; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.05 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Language Acquisition Research Group (Lacqueys)

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level or above course in Ling, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.06 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Sociolinguistics/Historical Linguistics (Changelings)

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level or above course in Ling, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.07 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Psycholinguistics

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level or above course in Ling; or permission of instructor.
Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.08 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Computational Linguistics (Clippers)

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level or above course in Ling, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.09 - Seminar-Discussion Group on LLIC (Language, Logic, Information, and Computation)

1 - 3 credits
This discussion group introduces, discusses and reviews the technical details of formal methods in linguistics.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level course or above in Ling; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.10 - Seminar Discussion Groups: Topics in Linguistics

1 - 3 credits
A selected group study, with emphasis on individual writing and presentation.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level course or above Ling; or permission of instructor.
Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7890.11 - Sociolingustic Meaning Discussion Group (S Mean)

1 - 3 credits
Cross-disciplinary discussion group on sociolinguistic meaning. Readings and research drawn from sociolinguistics, anthropology, psycholinguistics, phonetics and social cognition, among others.
Prereq: 5000 (600) level course or above in Ling, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 60 completions.

LING 7901 - Historical Linguistics: Phonology

3 credits
An introduction to the methods, conventions, and literature of comparative-historical linguistics with primary attention to the comparison and reconstruction of Indo-European phonological systems.
Prereq: Ling 4000 (Linguist 601) and 5901 (611), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 801.

LING 7902 - Historical Linguistics: Morphology

3 credits
Advanced work in the comparison and reconstruction of morphological and syntactic systems, primarily Indo-European; detailed examination of some of the results of past and current scholarship.
Prereq: 7901 (Linguist 801). Not open to students with credit for 802.

LING 7903 - Topics in Indo-European

3 credits
Study of various Indo-European languages and language families and exploration in depth of specific problems in Indo-European grammar.
Prereq: Ling 7902 (Linguist 802). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8100 - Seminar in Phonetics

3 credits
Study of specific problems in articulatory and acoustic phonetics at an advanced level.
Prereq: Ling 5101 (Linguist 600.01). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8193 - Individual Studies

1 - 9 creidts
Assigned reading and individual research.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions. This course is graded S/U.

LING 8200 - Seminar in Syntax

3 credits
Advanced topics in syntactic analysis.
Prereq: Ling 5202 (Linguist 602.02). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8300 - Seminar in Phonology

3 credits
Advanced topics in phonological analysis.
Prereq: 5302 (Linguist 603.02). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 6 completions.

LING 8350 - Seminar in Morphology

1 - 3 credits
Advanced topics in morphological analysis.
Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8400 - Seminar in Semantics

3 credits
Accounts of semantic judgments in languages, especially within the theory of generative grammar; relationships between syntax, semantics, and language use.
Prereq: 5202 (Linguist 602.02). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8450 - Seminar in Pragmatics

3 credits
An intensive examination of one or more major problems in pragmatics, such as speech acts, implicature, or presupposition.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8600 - Seminar in Sociolinguistics

1 - 3 credits
Advanced topics in sociolinguistics.
Prereq: 5601 (Linguist 661.01). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8650 - Seminar in Contact Linguistics

1 - 3 credits
The goal of this seminar is to explore in some detail the methodological frameworks and theoretical issues that relate to the origins and development of various outcomes of language contact.
Prereq: Ling 5651 (Linguist 685). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8700 - Seminar in Psycholinguistics

1 - 3 credits
Advanced topics in psycholinguistics.
Prereq: Ling 5701 (Linguist 615). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8800 - Seminar in Computational Linguistics

1 - 3 credits
Advanced topics in computational linguistics.
Prereq: 5802 (Linguist 684.02). Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8880 - Interdepartmental Seminar

1 - 3 credits
Two or more departments present seminars on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 18 completions.

LING 8900 - Seminar in Historical Linguistics

3 credits
Advanced topics in methods and principles of diachronic analysis.
Prereq: Ling 5901 (Linguist 611), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs.

LING 8998 - Non-thesis graduate research

1 - 15 credits
Non-thesis graduate research.
Repeatable to a maximum of 99 cr hrs or 25 completions. This course is graded S/U.

LING 8999 - Thesis/Dissertation Research in Linguistics

1 - 10 credits
Research for thesis and dissertation purposes only.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs or 20 completions. This course is graded S/U.

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