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Spring 2018 Topics and Seminar Class Descriptions

LING 490/590 Prosody Seminar

The course will investigate how prosody (primarily intonation and rhythm/timing) contributes to constructing meaning and structure in discourse. Prosody has been shown to be important in understanding syntactic structure in individual sentences as well as information structure (e.g. focus) and the organization of longer passages of discourse. Topics that can be addressed, depending on student interest, include the role of prosody in the interaction between speaker and listener, prosody in second language speakers and listeners, how visual information contributes to prosody, and computational applications using prosody. 

The course will include practical exercises in listening to and analyzing speech, and presentation and discussion of readings.

LING 490/590 & SHS 451 Metaphor Signed and Spoken Languages

This course compares aspects of the conventional metaphor systems of American Sign Language and English, against the background of comparative data from other spoken and signed language metaphor systems.  Focus is on potential universals of metaphor systems and how signed languages may differ from spoken languages due to their visual modality. Topics include the relation of iconicity to metaphor, the relation of metaphor and metonymy, and signed languages metaphor systems.

LING 548 Grammaticalization

The goals of this class are to examine the mechanisms and processes of change that are associated with grammaticalization, and to study grammaticalization paths in a cross-linguistic perspective. 

The first goal will be addressed through readings that discuss the properties of grammaticalization and present case studies. 

The second goal will be addressed by acquainting the students with the GRAMCATS database, which records properties of grammatical morphemes associated with verbs in approximately 80 languages so that they can use this database in their own research.

Fall 2017 Topics and Seminar Class Descriptions

LING 490/590 Ethnolects

Ethnolects are language varieties whose roots lie in multilingualism: one language (often, that of an ethnic minority group) influences and shapes another lan-guage (often, the local majority language). In the New Mexico context, examples are Spanish in contact with English (“Chicano English”) or Indigenous languages in contact with English (“American Indian English”). This course will take a close look at these forms of language, their history, and their social motivation. When and why is ethnic identity expressed in language? How, and by whom? How do phenomena like code-switching, loan words, and substrate features work? How do current theories of language contact explain ethnolects? The course takes a linguistic and sociolinguistic perspective on ethnolects. It is open to all students regardless of their background in linguistics.

LING 490/590 Methods in Language Research

Online course visit http://online.unm.edu/schedule
FLAT Fee: 100.00 Ext Univ Online Course Fee
Type: Topics Delivery Mode: Online
Taught at: EA-Online & ITV

This Online course does not appear in the course feed below but can be found in LoboWeb

This online seminar aims to provide students with a broad overview of research methods and approaches used to explore and describe language and human interaction. The course centers on the Research Proposal, with students planning and designing research projects informed by the literature 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.
  • 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 also critique research articles; explore research ethics and human subjects considerations; and learn about different approaches to data collection and analysis.

 Course Objectives:

 In this course, students will learn to: 

  1. Define scientific inquiry, and fundamental philosophical frameworks
  2. Describe the differences between quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, including the types of questions they aim to answer
  3. Develop research questions and/or hypotheses
  4. Identify and describe the purpose of the main sections of a research article
  5. List reputable research journals and databases, and use them appropriately
  6. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of published research
  7. Conduct the necessary background work for writing an exhaustive literature review 
  8. Describe the main ethical responsibilities of researchers in the collection, management, and reporting of data, and the steps for ensuring the protection of human participants in research studies
  9. Identify and describe the purpose of the main sections of a research proposal
  10. Write a research proposal based on their own research questions

 LING 490/PSY 450 Language Acquisition

Language is an incredibly complex system of knowledge, with multiple levels of representation—sounds and words and phrases and meanings. We are often unaware of how much we need to know in order to be able to communicate with language, and one of the most fascinating things about language is that normally-developing children easily learn their native language, especially when compared to adults trying to learn a second language, despite the more mature cognitive skills of the latter. Children are somehow suited for language acquisition in a way that adults are not.

In this course, we will discuss the broad topic of language acquisition, focusing on what infants and young children know about language at different ages, and what kinds of theories might explain these data. In addition, the course will provide in-depth discussions of language development in special populations, childhood bilingualism, and second language acquisition in adults. 

Topics will include: biological bases of language development; phonological and lexical development; development of syntax and morphology; childhood bilingualism; second-language acquisition; language development in special populations.

 > Course Objectives 

 Students will learn key aspects of:

  • Major theoretical approaches to language acquisition
  • Scientific/interpretative methods used for studying language acquisition
  • Brain structures and neural processes associated with language development
  • Social influences on children’s language development
  • Bilingualism and second-language acquisition

Schedule as of October 20, 2017

(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
00112580

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  220

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Josefina    Bittar Prieto - jbittar@unm.edu32
00212582

MWF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Deborah  S  Wager - dwager@unm.edu3 Section Full
00412586

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

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Noah  T  Allaire - nallaire@unm.edu34
00512587

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Castetter Hall (Biology)  57

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Lindsay  J  Morrone - lindsaymorrone@unm.edu31
00612589

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Castetter Hall (Biology)  51

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Tim    Zingler - timzingler@unm.edu31
01039726

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Castetter Hall (Biology)  51

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Frances  V  Jones - jonesf@unm.edu313
61443916

MWF  1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Mitchell Hall  215

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu32

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.edu33
00240666

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

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu314

(Also offered as SHS 303) An introduction to the physiological mechanisms underlying speech production, linguistic classification and transcription of speech sounds, acoustic properties of speech sounds, relationship between phonetics and phonology, and applications to speech pathology.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00239346

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  234

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

(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
Humanities  144

Web Enhanced - Lecture
John  M  Sances - jsances@unm.edu3 Section Full

(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
Christopher  B  Peverada - peverada@unm.edu316

Introduction to sociolinguistics. Topics: social dialects, societal multilingualism, language contact, language attitudes, language policy and planning, the role of language in binding and defining communities. Prerequisite: 101 or 301 or 440 or ANTH 110.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
21459Lecture Staff 324
CANCELLED
002
60239Hybrid - Lecture Staff 320
00360772

MF  2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Dane Smith Hall  229

   

Hybrid - Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 Section Full

(Also offered as ANTH 310; 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
Social Sciences  1111

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Catherine  R  Rhodes - rhodesc@unm.edu32

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 I
00259359

M  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  105

Topics
James  L  Mondloch - jmond@unm.edu36
T: Quechua I
00349420

M  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  109

Topics
Maria  P  Medrano Vasquez - mmedranovasquez@unm.edu310

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: Quechua IV
CANCELLED
001
59361Topics Staff 31
T: Quechua III
00459360

W  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  105

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu37
T: K'iche Maya V
00560589

T  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  105

Topics
James  L  Mondloch - jmond@unm.edu319
T: Quichua III
00661340

MTWR  8:55 AM - 9:45 AM
Latin American Institute  108

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu39
T: Quechua V
00761342

M  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Latin American Institute  108

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu39

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

MW  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Mitchell Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Rosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu32

An overview of language universals based on the comparison of a broad range of languages, and explanations for language universals. Topics coverd include implicational universals, typological markedness, functional motivations, and diachronic typology. Prerequisite: 322.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159362

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu38

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.edu35

Laboratory course in psycholinguistics; review of classic issues and research. Provides an opportunity to learn basic research methods in experimental psycholinguistics and gain skills necessary to conduct independent research. Prerequisite: 367 or 567 or PSY **367.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159961

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Laboratory
Jill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu39

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Language Acquisition
00155285

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  104

Web Enhanced - Topics
Romina    Angeleri - rangeleri@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Ethnolects
00359962

MW  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Topics
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu37

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 623
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 nature of phonological representations in the lexicon and the interaction of morphology, syntax, and language use with phonology. Topics: underspecification, lexical phonology, cognitive phonology, rules, schemas, and productivity. Prerequisite: 304 or 504 or SPAN 545.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159963

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu34

(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
Humanities  144

Web Enhanced - Lecture
John  M  Sances - jsances@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

MW  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Mitchell Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Rosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu35

An overview of language universals based on the comparison of a broad range of languages, and explanations for language universals. Topics covered include implicational universals, typological markedness, functional motivations, and diachronic typology. Prerequisite: 322 or 522.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159364

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  115

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

(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
Christopher  B  Peverada - peverada@unm.edu36

Description and explanation of morphological, syntactic, and discourse phenomena, both in language-specific and typological perspective, in terms of their cognitive representations and the cognitive and interactional processes in which they function. Prerequisite: 322 or 522 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
56452Web Enhanced - Lecture Staff 32

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.edu33

Introduction to sociolinguistics. Topics: social dialects, societal multilingualism, language contact, language attitudes, language policy and planning, the role of language in binding and defining communities. Prerequisite: 101 or 301 or 440.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
21460Lecture Staff 310
CANCELLED
002
60240Hybrid - Lecture Staff 33
00360773

MF  2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Dane Smith Hall  229

   

Hybrid - Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu36

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Intersubjectivity &Stance
00156453

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  144

Seminar
Barbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu38

Laboratory course in psycholinguistics; review of classic issues and research. Provides an opportunity to learn basic research methods in experimental psycholinguistics and gain skills necessary to conduct independent research.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159964

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Laboratory
Jill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu35

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Childhood Bilingualism
00160555

   

F  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ortega Hall  137

Hybrid - Topics
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu31
T: Ethnolects
00359366

MW  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Humanities  134

Web Enhanced - Topics
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu33

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 625
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
01113021Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01213022Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
01313025Independent StudyBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 625

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00113068ThesisMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 622
00213071ThesisChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 625
00313072ThesisNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00413073ThesisWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 624
00513080ThesisHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 623
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 623
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 920
00561478

   

Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 919

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 1214
Fees: $ 18
00213095DissertationMary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 18
00313097DissertationNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 18
00413098DissertationWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu3 TO 1220
Fees: $ 18
00613100DissertationChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 18
00713102DissertationJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 18
00813103DissertationHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18
00913104DissertationCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 18
01013105DissertationRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18
01113106DissertationPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 18
01213107DissertationSherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1220
Fees: $ 18
01313109DissertationBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18