LINGUIS 101 — HUMAN LANGUAGE

3 credits.

Elementary theory and practical work in phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, with attention to formal grammar. Stdts may not receive cr for both LINGUIS 101 301

LINGUIS 103 — LANGUAGE, HISTORY, AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Relation of variation and change to formal properties of human language; consideration of linguistic typology, basic concepts and methods of diachronic analysis. Topics include: language classification; language and social identity, geography, power and prestige; language contact; registers; writing systems. Stdts may not receive cr for both 103 303

LINGUIS/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​INTL ST  211 — GLOBAL LANGUAGE ISSUES

4 credits.

A series of modules, each showcasing one language and its culture. Each module tackles a major issue about language, such as extinction and revival, language and nationhood, how widely and deeply languages differ, language and wordview, writing systems and literacy, language discrimination and inequality.

LINGUIS 236 — BASCOM COURSE

3 credits.

A low-enrollment course developing skills in critical reading, logical thinking, use of evidence, and use of library resources. Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields. Open to Fr.

LINGUIS 237 — LANGUAGE & IMMIGRATION IN WISCONSIN

3 credits.

Migration from abroad and other parts of North America brought and continues to bring myriad languages and dialects to Wisconsin. How and when did these immigrants and their descendants learn English and when and why did they begin to speak only English? How have immigrants shaped how English is spoken in the state? We will do hands-on, original research to find answers to these and related questions about immigrant languages and English past and present in Wisconsin. We'll examine social and historical issues and issues of linguistic structure, drawing on local histories, archival data, Census records and audio recordings and there are opportunities to do fieldwork in communities across the state and the region.

LINGUIS 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-4 credits.

LINGUIS/​ANTHRO  301 — INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS: DESCRIPTIVE AND THEORETICAL

3 credits.

Elementary theory and practical work in phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, with attention to formal grammar. Stdts may not receive cr for both LINGUIS 101 301

LINGUIS 303 — LANGUAGE, HISTORY, AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Relation of variation and change to formal properties of human language; consideration of linguistic typology, basic concepts and methods of diachronic analysis. Topics include: language classification; language and social identity, geography, power and prestige; language contact; registers; writing systems.

LINGUIS 306 — GENERAL PHONETICS

3 credits.

Theory of articulatory phonetics; practice in recognition, reproduction, and transcription of speech sounds and features in various languages.

LINGUIS 309 — GRAMMATICAL VARIABILITY OF LANGUAGE

3 credits.

Introduction to theories of variation among world languages, focusing on syntactic phenomena. Not open to Fr

LINGUIS 310 — PHONOLOGY

3 credits.

Analysis and formal statement of phonological systems; problems and methods of phonological theory.

LINGUIS 322 — MORPHOLOGY

3 credits.

Morphological characteristics of the world's languages. Introduction to theoretical approaches to morphology. Interaction between morphology and syntax; morphology and phonology.

LINGUIS 330 — SYNTAX

3 credits.

Grammatical theory; types of elements and processes usable in syntactic description of various sorts.

LINGUIS 340 — SEMANTICS

3 credits.

Meaning in natural languages, relationship between syntax and semantics, compositional semantics.

LINGUIS/​AMER IND  371 — SURVEY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Overview of native languages of North America, including topics such as history, distribution, diversity, government policy, language endangerment, elaboration of cultural domains, language and worldview, speech styles, language structure (phonology, morphology, grammatical categories), performance (narrative, song), writing systems.

LINGUIS 373 — TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS

3 credits.

Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated. Open to Fr

LINGUIS 426 — FIELD METHODS I

3 credits.

Collection and analysis of phonetic, phonological, and morphological data from a particular language, using one or more speakers as consultants.

LINGUIS 427 — FIELD METHODS II

3 credits.

Collection and analysis of morphological, syntactic, and semantic data from a particular language, using one or more speakers as consultants.

LINGUIS/​ANTHRO/​LCA  430 — LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

3-4 credits.

The relationship of language as a communication system to the culture transmitted by it. Principle problems in the interrelations of language and nonlinguistic human behavior.

LINGUIS 481 — JUNIOR HONORS TUTORIAL

1 credit.

LINGUIS 482 — JUNIOR HONORS TUTORIAL

1 credit.

LINGUIS 510 — PHONOLOGICAL THEORIES

3 credits.

Theories of phonology, and advanced phonological description.

LINGUIS 522 — ADVANCED MORPHOLOGY

3 credits.

Advanced morphological theory.

LINGUIS 530 — SYNTACTIC THEORIES

3 credits.

Theories of syntax, and syntactic description. The relation of syntax to semantics, and other aspects of linguistic theory.

LINGUIS 540 — ADVANCED SEMANTICS

3 credits.

Indexicality, reference and quantification, intensionality, and tense.

LINGUIS 561 — INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL PHONETICS

3 credits.

Design and conduct of phonetic experiments; survey of instrumentation and techniques of investigating physiological, physical, and perceptual aspects of linguistic phenomena. Theory of acoustic phonetics. Lectures, demonstrations, lab, readings.

LINGUIS 562 — ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL PHONETICS

3 credits.

Continuation of 561, with development of lab skills applied to real language problems. Relations of instrumental evidence to phonetic and phonological systems and universals. Statistical and psycholinguistic aspects. Lectures, demonstrations, lab, readings, term project.

LINGUIS 571 — STRUCTURE OF A LANGUAGE

3 credits.

In-depth study of all components of the grammar of a language.

LINGUIS 583 — SENIOR HONORS TUTORIAL

1 credit.

LINGUIS 584 — SENIOR HONORS TUTORIAL

1 credit.

LINGUIS 610 — TOPICS IN PHONOLOGICAL THEORY

3 credits.

In-depth examination of a single phonological theory or a single area of recent phonological research. May be repeated for different topics.

LINGUIS 681 — HONORS SEMINAR-SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

LINGUIS 682 — HONORS SEMINAR-SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

LINGUIS 699 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-6 credits.

5, Jr or Sr st cons inst

LINGUIS 800 — RESEARCH METHODS AND MATERIALS

3 credits.

LINGUIS 977 — SEMINAR

2-3 credits.

See Linguistics 976 for course description.

LINGUIS 978 — SEMINAR

2-3 credits.

See Linguistics 976 for course description.

LINGUIS 979 — SEMINAR

2-3 credits.

See Linguistics 976 for course description.

LINGUIS 990 — THESIS

1-12 credits.

Research in connection with the doctoral thesis.

LINGUIS 999 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-12 credits.