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Fall 2018 Topics and Seminar Class Descriptions

LING 519 Cognitive Linguistics

Cognitive Linguistics grew out of the work of researchers in the 1970s who were interested in the relation of language and mind. ¶ Rather than explaining linguistic patterns by means of a priori structural properties and cognitive capacities specific to language, cognitive linguists claim that language is based solely on general cognitive and perceptual abilities. ¶ The basic claims of cognitive linguistics are that cognition is embodied, grammar is meaningful, and linguistic structures at all levels are emergent. 

The objectives of this course are to (1) introduce the field of cognitive linguistics, (2) survey the basic concepts of cognitive linguistics, such as construal, force dynamics, metaphor, and metonymy, (3) review cognitive linguistic theories such as cognitive grammar, metaphor theory, and mental spaces, (4) explore the application of cognitive linguistics to several related fields. ¶ Readings will come from cognitive linguistic analyses of spoken languages, signed languages, and gesture.

57403 LING 490 004 (ONLINE) T: Method in Language Research

The overall goal of this seminar is to provide students conducting language research with the opportunity to prepare a fully developed research proposal. Students will be involved in planning and designing their own research projects, informed by previous research and their own research questions. The steps taken in developing student proposals are aimed at solidifying an understanding of how;

  • philosophical orientation determines research design.
  • scientists develop research questions or hypotheses to guide their research.
  • researchers select appropriate data collection methods to answer their questions or test hypotheses. 

 In addition, students will develop specific skills relevant to becoming competent researchers, including:

  • selecting a research topic (throughout the course, students will review research methods and approaches used to explore and describe language and human interaction as a means of supporting them in developing their proposals*).
  • conducting an exhaustive literature review on the chosen topic.
  • developing a research proposal to respond to gaps in the research. 

*Over the course of the semester, they will critique research articles; explore research ethics and human subjects considerations; and review different approaches to data collection and analysis. 

57404 LING 590 004 (ONLINE) T: Methods in Language Research

The overall goal of this seminar is to provide students conducting language research with the opportunity to prepare a fully developed research proposal. Students will be involved in planning and designing their own research projects, informed by previous research and their own research questions. The steps taken in developing student proposals are aimed at solidifying an understanding of how:

  • philosophical orientation determines research design.
  • scientists develop research questions or hypotheses to guide their research.
  • researchers select appropriate data collection methods to answer their questions or test hypotheses. 

In addition, students will develop specific skills relevant to becoming competent researchers, including:

  • selecting a research topic (throughout the course, students will review research methods and approaches used to explore and describe language and human interaction as a means of supporting them in developing their proposals*).
  • conducting an exhaustive literature review on the chosen topic.
  • developing a research proposal to respond to gaps in the research.

*Over the course of the semester, they will critique research articles; explore research ethics and human subjects considerations; and review different approaches to data collection and analysis.

Ling 554.002 (HYBRID) Pragmatics

This course will introduce students to the study of pragmatics, which focuses on speaker utterance as the unit of analysis. Students will focus on contextualized meaning, concentrating on those aspects of meaning that cannot be predicted by linguistic knowledge alone. Readings and discussions will focus on speaker and hearer interpretation of meaning, contexual meaning, extra-linguistic communication, and relative distance in analyzing face-to-face interaction . Students will also examine how social and cultural presuppositions impact the management of rapport in spoken interaction.


Schedule as of September 21, 2018

(Also offered as ANTH 110) Broad overview of the nature of language: language structure, biology of language, language learning, language and thought, bilingualism, social and regional variation and educational implications. Intended to fulfill breadth requirements in any college. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00212582

MW  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  102

 Online  1

Hybrid - Lecture
Frances  V  Jones - jonesf@unm.edu322
00412586

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall  229

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Daven    Hobbs - dhobbs@unm.edu35
00512587

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Sara Raynolds Hall  101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Josefina    Bittar Prieto - jbittar@unm.edu3 Section Full
00862483

MW  2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Mitchell Hall  211

 Online  1

Hybrid - Lecture
Tim    Zingler - timzingler@unm.edu33
61443916

MWF  12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mitchell Hall  215

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu3 Section Full

Basic concepts and technical vocabulary of language as a structured system: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics. Emphasis on descriptive linguistics; some attention to language change and variation. Presumes no prior knowledge of linguistics.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00134490

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  329

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu318
00240666

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  136

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu324

(Also offered as ANTH 317) Introduction to patterns in sound structure, with an emphasis on problem-solving. Topics include distinctive features, common phonological processes, autosegmental theory and syllable structure. Prerequisite: 301 and (302 or 303 or SHS *303).

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00154757

TR  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall  333

Web Enhanced - Lecture
John  M  Sances - jsances@unm.edu31

(Also offered as ANTH *318) Principles of morphological and syntactic analysis and introduction to functional and formal theories of grammar. Descriptive analysis of grammatical structures and problems from a variety of languages. Prerequisite: 301 or SIGN *305 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00152889

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Education  105

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu324

(Also offered as ANTH 310/511; CJ 319) Examination of the interrelations of language and speech with other selected aspects of culture and cognition. Prerequisite: 101 or 301 or ANTH 110.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00150807

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Hibben Center  105

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Catherine  R  Rhodes - rhodesc@unm.edu35

Introductory study of a Native American language, selected according to availability of instructor and student interest. May be repeated for credit as the topic varies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Nahuatl I
CANCELLED
001
62113Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: K'iche' Maya I
CANCELLED
002
59359Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Quechua I
CANCELLED
003
49420Topics Staff 33
T: Quichua I
CANCELLED
004
62117Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Nahuatl I
00563321

TR  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Latin American Institute  108

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu310
T: Quechua I
CANCELLED
006
63559Topics Staff 32

Introductory study of a Native American language, selected according to availability of instructor and student interest. May be repeated for credit as the topic varies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: K'iche Maya VII
CANCELLED
001
62114Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Nahuatl III
CANCELLED
002
62115Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Nahuatl III
00363322

MW  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humanities  332

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu310
T: Quechua III
00459360

MWF  9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Latin American Institute  205

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu39
T: K'iche Maya III
00560589

T  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Topics
James  L  Mondloch - jmond@unm.edu317
T: Quichua III
CANCELLED
006
61340Topics Staff 32
T: Quechua V
CANCELLED
007
61342Topics Staff 33
T: Quechua V
CANCELLED
008
63652Topics Staff 32

Analysis of the morphology and syntax of a broad range of constructions, examining crosslinguistic variation and universals, semantic and discourse functions, and historical origins. Prerequisite: 322.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112620

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu34

An introduction to the study of sentence and word level meaning in the languages of the world, emphasizing the role of speaker and hearer, linguistic and extralinguistic context, lexical semantics, and grammatical meaning. Prerequisite: 301 or SIGN *305 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00135608

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Marron Hall  104

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu32

(Also offered as PSY 422) Theories, methodologies and findings in child language, from birth to late childhood. Emphasizes implications of child language data for linguistic and psycholinguistic theories. Topics: biological foundations; pre-linguistic communication; phonological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic development; bilingualism. Prerequisite: 367 or PSY 324 or PSY 360 or PSY **367.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162485

MF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  105

 Online  1

Hybrid - Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu39

Special topics motivated by expertise of instructor and interest of students.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Language Acquisition
00155285

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mitchell Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Topics
Romina    Angeleri - rangeleri@unm.edu31

For original individual study project approved by instructor. Maximum of 6 hrs. creditable to linguistics major or minor. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112657Independent StudyMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 625
00212659Independent StudyWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00312660Independent StudyHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00412661Independent StudyChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 625
00512663Independent StudyJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00612664Independent StudyDawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu1 TO 625
00712665Independent StudyBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 625
00812666Independent StudyCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01012668Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01112669Independent StudyNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
01212670Independent StudyRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu1 TO 625

Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112690Independent StudyMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu325
00225179Independent StudyJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu325
00325206Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu325

Prerequisite: 498.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112691

   

Independent Study
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu325
00225234

   

Independent Study
Melissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu325
00354641

   

Independent Study
Staff 325

The basic organizational units of phonology: features, segments, syllables, words, suprasegmentals, tone, stress and intonation. Topics: natural phonological processes, diachronic changes, and typological variation involving these units. Prerequisite: 304 or 504 or SPAN 545.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162127

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Mitchell Hall  109

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu35

(Also offered as ANTH 317) Introduction to patterns in sound structure, with an emphasis on problem-solving. Topics include distinctive features, common phonological processes, autosegmental theory and syllable structure. Prerequisite: 302 or 303 or SHS *303.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00154758

TR  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall  333

Web Enhanced - Lecture
John  M  Sances - jsances@unm.edu36

Overview of elementary and selected advanced statistical methods for the quantitative, usage-based analysis of language. Particular emphasis is placed on issues in linear and logistic regression modeling.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162128

MW  4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Humanities  520

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu38

Analysis of the morphology and syntax of a broad range of constructions, examining crosslinguistic variations and universals, and discourse functions, and historical origins. Prerequisite: 322 or 522.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112692

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu31

Introduction to cognitive linguistic approaches (e.g., Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar) to syntax, morphology, and semantics. Grammatical phenomena at various scales from morpheme to discourse and in a variety of languages. Prerequisite: 322 or 522 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162495

MW  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Sherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu37

(Also offered as ANTH *318) Principles of morphological and syntactic analysis and introduction to functional and formal theories of grammar. Descriptive analysis of grammatical structures and problems from a variety of languages. Prerequisite: 301 or SIGN *305 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00152890

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Education  105

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu318

An introduction to the study of sentence and word level meaning in the languages of the world, emphasizing the role of speaker and hearer, linguistic and extralinguistic context, lexical semantics, and grammatical meaning. Prerequisite: 301 or SIGN *305 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00135609

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Marron Hall  104

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu35

(Also offered as ANTH 514) Current topics and issues in phonology, syntax or semantics.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Pragmatics
00262484

 Online  1

T  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Humanities  134

Hybrid - Seminar
Holly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu318

(Also offered as PSY 422) Theories, methodologies and findings in child language from birth to late childhood. Emphasizes implications of child language data for linguistic and psycholinguistic theories. Topics: biological foundations; pre-linguistic communication; phonological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic development; bilingualism. Prerequisite: 367 or 567 or PSY **367.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162490

MF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  105

 Online  1

Hybrid - Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu36

Original independent study project approved by instructor. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00113007Independent StudyMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 625
00213008Independent StudyChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 624
00313009Independent StudyNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00413010Independent StudyWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00513012Independent StudyHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00613013Independent StudyDawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu1 TO 625
00713014Independent StudyJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00813015Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
00913018Independent StudyCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01013019Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
01113021Web Enhanced - Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 623
01213022Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
01313025Independent StudyBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 623

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00113068ThesisMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 623
00213071ThesisChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 625
00313072ThesisNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00413073ThesisWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00513080ThesisHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 624
00713082ThesisJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00813083ThesisMary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu1 TO 625
00913084ThesisCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01013085ThesisRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu1 TO 625
01113086ThesisPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01213087ThesisSherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 624
01313088ThesisBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 624
01413089ThesisNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625

Original research leading to the qualifying paper. Offered on a CR/NC basis only. Restriction: admitted to Ph.D. Linguistics and permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00161452

   

Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu3 TO 919
00262879

   

Lecture
Holly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 TO 920
00362880

   

Lecture
Jill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu3 TO 920
00462881

   

Lecture
Barbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu3 TO 920
00561478

   

Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 920
00662883

   

Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 TO 920
00762885

   

Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu3 TO 919
00862886

   

Lecture
Rosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu3 TO 920
00962887

   

Lecture
Sherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu3 TO 920
01062888

   

Lecture
Mary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu3 TO 920

Original research for doctoral dissertation in Linguistics. Available only to doctoral students who have been advanced to candidacy. Taken under supervision of dissertation director. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00113094DissertationMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu3 TO 1216
Fees: $ 150
00213095DissertationMary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
00313097DissertationNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
00413098DissertationWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu3 TO 1219
Fees: $ 150
00613100DissertationChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
00713102DissertationJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 150
00813103DissertationHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 150
00913104DissertationCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 150
01013105DissertationRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 150
01113106DissertationPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
01213107DissertationSherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 150
01313109DissertationBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 150