Friday, April 26, 2013

Need an N&M? Consider LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

Linguistics L203 is a basic-level introduction to linguistic science, where we get into how to figure out the structure of languages by trying to construct models of the languages.  The class generally has two parts, one which looks at how languages harness the acoustics of human sounds to encode people's intentions.  The second part looks at how to understand grammatical structures by building models which create sentences.  This class was formerly numbered L303, but has been renumbered, since it acts as a good entry into our more focused 300-level classes. Since the class works with the scientific modeling process, it carries campus-wide distribution requirement for natural and mathematical sciences.  It's an excellent choice particularly for students with an interest in languages.