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Teaching

Spring, 2010:
Previous I.U. Courses.
Linguistics L303/L203. Introduction to Linguistic Analysis. Fall, 1994; Spring, 1995; Summer, 1995; Spring, 1996; Spring, 1997; Fall, 1997, Spring, 1999, Fall, 1999, Spring, 2002, Fall, 2002, Fall, 2006, Fall, 2007, Fall, 2008, Fall, 2009, Fall, 2010, Fall, 2011, Fall, 2012, Fall, 2013, Fall, 2014. A semester course introducing the basic concepts and techniques of linguistic analysis of speech. Course is designed to act as an introduction to the field for a large variety of majors and minors. Course incorporates using computer programming as a means of enabling student to understand rigorous hypothesis testing procedures, and examining token-to-token variation to understand the necessity and nature of categorization.

Linguistics L306. Phonetics. Spring, 2003, Spring, 2007. A semester undergraduate course introducing physiological, acoustic, and perceptual aspects of human speech as they relate to linguistic usage. Course is designed to provide a basic literacy for linguistics students in the physical aspects of spoken communication.

Linguistics L307. Phonology. Fall, 1994; Fall, 1995; Fall, 1996; Fall, 1998, Fall, 1999, Fall, 2001, Fall, 2002, Spring, 2004, Fall, 2005, Fall, 2007 A semester course introducing theoretical and analytic aspects of relating linguistic convention to the use of speech sounds. Course emphasizes the students development of specific and consistent theoretical models of linguistic sound records in a large number of languages.

Linguistics L485. Quantitative Linguistics. Fall, 2003. A seminar-style course designed to get undergraduate students involved in researching quantitative aspects of linguistic rules and patterning. Topics vary, but the initial topic of interest is type and token frequency of lexical items, and how they determine the formulation of phonotactic constraints.

Linguistics L503. Introduction to Linguistics. Summer, 1995, Fall, 2002. A summer course introducing graduate students interested in language to various aspects of linguistic analysis and language usage.

Linguistics L530. Introduction to Historical Linguistics. Fall, 2004, Fall, 2005 A semester course introducing theoretical and analytic aspects of linguistic change. Course emphasizes the nature of evidence for linguistic structure available in the long term historical progression of languages.

Linguistics L541. Introduction to Phonetics. Spring, 1995; Spring, 1996, Spring, 1999, Spring, 2001, Spring, 2002, Spring, 2003, Spring, 2006, Spring, 2008, Spring, 2009, Spring, 2011, Spring, 2012, Spring, 2013, Spring, 2014, Spring, 2015. A semester graduate course introducing physiological, acoustic, and perceptual aspects of human speech as they relate to linguistic usage. Course is designed to provide a comprehensive background for students interested in linguistic research, and to enable students to complete an experimental investigation into physical aspects of some linguistic convention.

Linguistics L542. Introduction to Phonology. Spring, 1997. A semester gradutate course introducing theoretical approaches to analyising linguistic sound patterning. Course is designed to provide theoretical background for students interested in linguistic research.

Linguistics L641. Advanced Phonetics. Fall, 1995; Fall, 1997; Fall, 2000, Fall, 2003, Fall, 2004, Fall, 2006, Fall, 2008, Fall, 2009, Fall, 2010, Fall, 2011. A semester graduate course introducing a broad range of literature dealing with the relationship between physical aspects of human speech and linguistic convention. Course is designed for students wishing to lay a foundation for independent experimental work on physical aspects of human linguistic activity.

Linguistics L700. Seminar in Features and Contrast. Fall, 1997. A semester graduate seminar which explores a fundamental controversy concerning how it is that linguistic conventions impact speech activity. This is an area of increasing controversy among mainline linguistic researchers.

Linguistics L700. Seminar in Contrast and Prosody. Spring, 2000. A semester graduate seminar focused on developing student research projects in discovering the prosodic structure of some unknown language or in second language acquisition.

Linguistics, L700. Seminar in the Phonetics of Second Language Acquisition. Spring, 2001, Spring, 2008 and L710, Fall, 2003, Spring, 2008, Spring, 2011. A semester graduate seminar surveying perceptual and production studies of second language acquirers. Students developed a range of novel approaches to examining the nature of second language acquistion and its relationship with the development of motor skills, category formation, linguistic creolization, historical language change, and a range of other topics.

Linguistics, L700. Seminar in the Phonetics of Second Language Acquisition. Spring, 2007, Spring, 2013, Spring, 2015. A semester graduate seminar surveying various models of the relationship between speech perception, production, and linguistic competence, and also examining literature that shows cases in which production and perception competence diverge.

Linguistics L710. Seminar in Intonation and Prosody. Fall, 1998; L690, Spring, 2002; L710, Spring, 2003. A semester graduate seminar in which covers research into all aspects of prosodic structure and how tonal melody is related to it. Prosody and intonation continue to be very poorly understood aspects of human spoken communication.

Linguistics L710. Seminar in Individual Variation. Spring, 2006, Spring, 2009. A semester graduate seminar in which covers research into how the different subjects in an experiment differ from one another, and what it means for interpreting the results. The variation is everywhere, and the variation is the best part.