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Spring 2018 Topics and Seminar Class Descriptions

LING 334/534 Language and Gender (ONLINE)

This online course provides an introduction to major research in language and gender. Students will explore how the research has evolved over the past several decades from early sociolinguistic research through more recent research embedded in social constructionist theoretical perspectives. Students will address a variety of questions about how language is used across-genders and in constructing gender, such as:

  • Are there differences in language use that reflect gender differences?
  • If so, how can these differences be interpreted?
  • Do other disciplines, such as biology or sociology, inform or explain cross-gender language differences?
  • How does language used by individuals, institutions, and the media reinforce gender differences?

In seeking answers to these questions, students will obtain skills in critiquing research and identifying gaps in the literature, and in articulating questions about language and gender from their own philosophical viewpoint.

Classes will revolve around discussion of the course text and other articles; a group project involving field research and basic linguistic analysis; student debates; and other in-class activities.

LING 490/590 Production and Perception Of Prosody in L2 Speech

This class will study prosody (primarily intonation and rhythm) with an emphasis on its role in the speech of non-native (L2) language users. The first part of the semester will introduce approaches to analyzing prosody, especially in English. We will then read research on L2 speakers’ production of prosody, and L2 listeners’ perception of prosody, as well as L1 listeners’ perception of prosody as produced by L2 speakers. A variety of L1-L2 language combinations will be addressed. 

In addition to reading and class discussion, students will do practical exercises in intonational analysis, and design and report on small research projects.

LING 490/590 Signed Language Phonology

This course will introduce students to the study of signed language phonology. Prior to 1960’s, scholars viewed signs as holistic forms, which they argued that a sign form could not be analyzed to sublexical units. Over the years, numerous linguists have refuted the belief that signed languages have no phonology with extensive theoretical and descriptive studies on signed language phonology. However, the discussion on signed language phonology continues to be poorly understood due to different factors including modality-specific articulatory and perceptual structures of signs. In the course, students will learn both traditional and cognitive approaches in phonological analyses of signed languages. Students will examine problematic issues involved with descriptive and psycholinguistics studies on signed languages, which will lead students to study how different theories shape our understanding of signed language phonology, phonological structures and processes. Readings and discussions will involve theoretical and descriptive aspects in analyzing signed language phonology.

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 February 11, 2019

(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
00130135

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall  327

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Tim    Zingler - timzingler@unm.edu312
00230136

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  223

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Lindsay  J  Morrone - lindsaymorrone@unm.edu323
00345158

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  129

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Josefina    Bittar Prieto - jbittar@unm.edu332
00430138

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ortega Hall  153

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Christopher  B  Peverada - peverada@unm.edu316

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
00236282

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Bandelier Hall East  105

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu328
00338089

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn  230

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Dawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu38

A survey of the nature and variety of the sounds of the world's languages, with an emphasis on the integrated understanding of speech articulation and speech acoustics. Students learn to perform basic acoustic phonetic analysis. Prerequisite: 301.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148369

 Online  1

R  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  221

Hybrid - Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu312

(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
00241453

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall  125

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Amy  T  Neel - atneel@unm.edu321

(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
00133816

TR  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn  210

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu315

(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
00133817

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  120

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

(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
00130146

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  202

Web Enhanced - Lecture
David  W  Dinwoodie - ddinwood@unm.edu33

(Also offered as PSY **367) Theoretical and methodological issues in psycholinguistics, including comprehension, speech perception and production, language acquisition, bilingualism, brain and language, reading. Prerequisite: 101 or 301 or ANTH 110 or PSY 220 or PSY 240 or PSY 260 or PSY 265 or PSY 271.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00133818

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall  127

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Frances  V  Jones - jonesf@unm.edu3 Section Full

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 II
00148838

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

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu39
T: K’iche’ Maya IV
00247480

M  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Latin American Institute  107

Topics
Staff 3 Section Full

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 IV
CANCELLED
001
48839Topics Staff 310
T: Quechua IV
CANCELLED
002
46106Topics Staff 31
T: K'iche' Maya IV
00348840

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

Topics
James  L  Mondloch - jmond@unm.edu38
T: Quechua IV
00449198

F  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Latin American Institute  108

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu39
T: Nahuatl IV
00549415

TR  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Latin American Institute  108

Topics
William  D  Stanley - wstanley@unm.edu38

Introduction to the relationship of morphosyntax to the structure of discourse in the languages of the world. Topics: method and theory in the analysis of spoken and written discourse; basic notions such as topic, focus and cohesion. Prerequisite: 322.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148370

 Online  1

T  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Humanities  134

Hybrid - Lecture
Holly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 Section Full

Linguistic variability in relation to social status and situational context, attitudinal correlates of language stratification and sociolinguistic change in progress. Prerequisite: (301 or SPAN 351) and (302 or 303 or SHS *303 or SPAN **350) and 331.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00147496

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ortega Hall  123

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu316

Theories and methods of comparative and historical linguistics, emphasizing change in English, Indo-European and Native American languages. Prerequisite: 304 or ANTH 317.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00133819

MF  2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Mitchell Hall  217

 Online  1

Hybrid - Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu38

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Prosody in L2 Speech
CANCELLED
003
48372Topics Staff 310
T: Signed Language Phonology
CANCELLED
006
40182Topics Staff 34
T: Signed Language Phonology
00749161

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

Web Enhanced - Topics
Erin  L  Wilkinson - ewilkins@unm.edu32

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
00130164Independent StudyMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 625
00230166Independent StudyHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00330167Independent StudyNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00430168Independent StudyWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00530169Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
00630170Independent StudyChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 624
00730171Independent StudyJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00830172Independent StudyDawn    Nordquist - nordquis@unm.edu1 TO 622
00930173Independent StudyCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01030174Independent StudyRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu1 TO 625
01130175Independent StudyPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01230176Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01330177Independent StudyBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 625

Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130185Independent StudyCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu325
00234998Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu325

Prerequisite: 498.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130186

   

Independent Study
Jill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu325
00235027

   

Independent Study
Melissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu325
00335904

   

Independent Study
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: 302 or 303 or SHS *303.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00133820

TR  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn  210

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu39

(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
00133821

MWF  11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  120

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

Introduction to the relationship of morphosyntax to the structure of discourse in the languages of the world. Topics: method and theory in the analysis of spoken and written discourse; basic notions such as topic, focus and cohesion. Prerequisite: 322 or 522 or SPAN 351.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148371

 Online  1

T  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Humanities  134

Hybrid - Lecture
Holly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu32

Linguistic variability in relation to social status and situational context, attitudinal correlates of language stratification and sociolinguistic change in progress.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00147497

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ortega Hall  123

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 Section Full

Theories and methods of comparative and historical linguistics, emphasizing change in English, Indo-European, and Native American languages. Prerequisite: 304 or 504 or SPAN 545.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00133822

MF  2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Mitchell Hall  217

 Online  1

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

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Prosody in L2 Speech
CANCELLED
002
48373Topics Staff 310
T: Vygotsky Seminar
00446056

R  4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Technology & Education Center  130

Topics
Holbrook    Mahn - hmahn@unm.edu33
T: Signed Language Phonology
CANCELLED
006
40184Topics Staff 32
T: Signed Language Phonology
00749162

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

Web Enhanced - Topics
Erin  L  Wilkinson - ewilkins@unm.edu35

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

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130267Independent StudyMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 625
00230268Independent StudyErin  L  Wilkinson - ewilkins@unm.edu1 TO 623
00330269Independent StudyRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu1 TO 625
00430270Independent StudyWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00530272Independent StudyChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 625
00630273Independent StudyHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 625
00730274Independent StudyJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00830275Independent StudyMary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu1 TO 624
00930276Independent StudyCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01030277Independent StudyNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 624
01130278Independent StudySherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 624
01230279Independent StudyPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01330280Independent StudyBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 624

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130283ThesisMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu1 TO 623
00330284ThesisRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu1 TO 625
00430285ThesisWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu1 TO 625
00530288ThesisChristian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu1 TO 624
00730289ThesisJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu1 TO 625
00830290ThesisMary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu1 TO 625
00930291ThesisCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu1 TO 625
01030292ThesisNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu1 TO 625
01130293ThesisPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu1 TO 625
01230294ThesisSherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu1 TO 624
01330295ThesisBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu1 TO 625
01430296ThesisHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu1 TO 624

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
00145166

   

Lecture
Melissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu3 TO 925
00245167

   

Lecture
Melissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu3 TO 925
00345168

   

Lecture
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 924
00445169

   

Lecture
Holly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 TO 925
00545170

   

Lecture
Naomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 TO 925
00645171

   

Lecture
Jill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu3 TO 925
00945172

   

Lecture
Caroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu3 TO 923
01145174

   

Lecture
Mary  A  Willie - mawillie@unm.edu3 TO 925
01245175

   

Lecture
Sherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu3 TO 925
01345176

   

Lecture
Barbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu3 TO 925
01445177

   

Lecture
William    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu3 TO 925
01546563

   

Lecture
Rosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu3 TO 925

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
00130299DissertationMelissa  C  Axelrod - axelrod@unm.edu3 TO 1216
Fees: $ 150
00237643

   

Dissertation
Christian    Koops - ckoops@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
00330300DissertationHolly  E  Jacobson - jacobson@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 150
00430301DissertationWilliam    Croft - wcroft@unm.edu3 TO 1218
Fees: $ 150
00530302DissertationNaomi    Shin - naomishin@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
00730304DissertationJill  P  Morford - morford@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 150
00930305DissertationCaroline  L  Smith - caroline@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 150
01030306DissertationRosa    Vallejos Yopan - rvallejos@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 150
01130307DissertationPhyllis    Wilcox - pwilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150
01230308DissertationSherman  E  Wilcox - wilcox@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 150
01330309DissertationBarbara  J  Shaffer - bshaffer@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 150
01435190Dissertation Staff 3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 150