teaching at umd
- LING419F Categorial and Type-logical Grammars
Categorial approaches to natural language grammars (syntax and semantics). Evaluation and augmentation of categorial grammars. Application of formal, proof-theoretic techniques using Natural Deduction and the Sequent Calculus
taing at umd
- LING200 Introductory Linguistics
An exploration of the nature of human language, designed for non-majors Introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of modern linguistic analysis (sound systems, word formation, sentence structure). Additional topics may include: semantics, pragmatics, social aspects of language, dialects, language change, acquisition, writing systems, typology, language universals, comparison with other communication systems, etc.
- LING311 Syntax I
Basic concepts, analytical techniques of generative syntax, relation to empirical limits imposed by viewing grammars as representations of a component of human mind. Aspects of current theories.
- LING312 Syntax II
Continuation of LING311. Development of theories of syntax. Criteria fo revising theories. Methods and strategies of scientific efforts to explain natural phenomena.
- LING321 Phonology I
Properties of sound systems of human languages, basic concepts and analytical techniques of generative phonology. Empirical limits imposed by viewing grammars as cognitive representations. Physiological properties and phonological systems; articulatory phonetics and distinctive feature theory.