Winter 2014 Timeschedules
- Linguistics (LING)
- American Sign Languages (ASLG)
- Basque - Languages in Linguistics (BASQ)
- Swahili - Languages in Linguistics (SWAH)
Graduate & Other Undergraduate Courses
21000/31000. (=ANTH 37500). PQ: LING 20001. Looking at data from a wide range of languages, we will study the structure of words. We will consider the nature of the elements out of which words are built and the principles that govern their combination. The effects of word structure on syntax, semantics, and phonology will be examined. We will think critically about the concepts of morpheme, inflection, derivation, and indeed, the concept of word itself. Amy Dahlstrom, Spring.
40310. This course will provide training on experimental design, data collection and analysis. We will go through a range of experimental paradigms, and students will acquire hands on experience through a course project. This class will set the ground for students to explore more advanced experimental methods in the future. Ming Xiang, Spring.
51600. In this seminar, we will take an in-depth look at current theories of conversational implicature. We will start out with a review of the classic (neo)-Gricean approach to implicature and the kinds of empirical and theoretical concerns that motivate it, then move to a consideration of contemporary re-thinkings of the Gricean approach, and to alternatives which “grammaticize” implicature calculation by building it into the composition system.
American Sign Language Courses (ASLG)
10100-10200-10300. American Sign Language is the language of the deaf in the United States and much of Canada. It is a full-fledged autonomous language, unrelated to English or other spoken languages. This introductory course teaches the student basic vocabulary and grammatical structure, as well as aspects of deaf culture. Drucilla Ronchen. Autumn, Winter, Spring.
Intermediate American Sign Language I, II, III
10400-10500-10600. PQ: ASLG 10300. In this course we continue to increase grammatical structure, receptive and expressive skills, conversational skills, basic linguistic convergence, and knowledge of idioms. Field trip required. Drucilla Ronchen. Autumn, Winter, Spring.
Basque Courses (BASQ)
Swahili Courses (SWAH)
25200-25300-25400/35200-35300-35400. This course is designed to help students acquire communicative competence in Swahili and a basic understanding of its structures. Through a variety of exercises, students develop both oral and writing skills. Fidele Mpiranya. Autumn, Winter, Spring.
28375-28376-28377/38375-38376-38377. PQ SWAH 27200 or 37200, SWAH 27300 or 37300, and SWAH 27400 or 37400, or Instructor’s consent. This course emphasizes analysis and discussion about various literary and audiovisual works in Swahili. The presentations in class will cover novels and short stories as well as popular movies. The students also will be assigned short literary works and other authentic texts or audiovisual materials for written homework and in class discussion. In the end, the students will be able to express an informed appreciation in Swahili on original works and formal discourse in Swahili. Fidele Mpiranya. Autumn, Winter, Spring.