Graduate Courses

List of courses offered by the Linguistics Department.

Not every class is offered every quarter. To see if a class meets in the current quarter, as well as the time and location, go to the Linguistics Department’s Course Schedule page.

A number of courses, particularly proseminars, have content that varies from one offering to the next.

Winter 2020

  • LING 201A - Phonological Theory II

    Instructor(s): Claire Moore-cantwell

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 200A. Continuation of course 200A. Second course in two-course survey of current research in phonological theory. Topics include autosegmentalism (tone, tiers, segment structure), feature theory, underspecification, prosodic morphology. S/U or letter grading.

  • LING 201B - Syntactic Theory II

    Instructor(s): Anoop Mahajan

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 200B. In-depth introduction to selected topics in theory of movement processes and topics selected from following areas: WH-movement and related rules, subjacency and other constraints on movement; ECP and related conditions on distribution of empty categories; resumptive pronoun constructions; parametric variation in movement constructions; LF WH-movement; filters; reconstruction; parasitic gaps; barriers theory; control theory; null subject parameter. S/U or letter grading.

  • LING 201C - Semantic Theory II

    Instructor(s): Yael Sharvit

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 200C. Survey of current approaches to model-theoretic semantics and its relation to current linguistic theory. Approaches include generalized categorial grammars, Montague grammar, Boolean-based systems, generalized quantifier theory, logical form. S/U or letter grading.

  • LING 210A - Field Methods I

    Instructor(s): William Torrence

    Lecture, four hours. Preparation: grade of B or better in course 103 or in examination on practical phonetics. Requisites: courses 200A, 200B. Analysis of a language unknown to members of class from data elicited from a native speaker of the language. Term papers to be relatively full descriptive sketches of the language. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading.

  • LING 213C - Linguistic Processing

    Instructor(s): Jesse Harris

    Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 165B and/or 200B. Recommended: courses 132 or 232, 201B. Survey of theoretical perspectives and contemporary empirical research in human processing of language (comprehension and/or production), with emphasis on syntactic processing, ambiguity resolution, effects of memory load, and relationship between grammar and processor. S/U or letter grading.

  • LING 251A - Topics in Phonetics and Phonology

    Instructor(s): Kie Zuraw

    Seminar, four hours. Requisite: course 200A. Course 201A, 203, or 204A may be required. Specialized topics in phonetics and phonology. Meets with course 251B. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • LING 251B - Topics in Phonetics and Phonology

    Instructor(s): Kie Zuraw

    Seminar, four hours. Requisite: course 200A. Course 201A, 203, or 204A may be required. Specialized topics in phonetics and phonology. May not be applied toward MA degree requirements. Meets with course 251A. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. S/U grading.

  • LING 252A - Topics in Syntax and Semantics

    Instructor(s): Hilda Koopman

    Seminar, four hours. Requisite: course 200B. Course 201B, 201C, 214, 215, or 216 may be required. Specialized topics in syntax and semantics. Meets with course 252B. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • LING 252B - Topics in Syntax and Semantics

    Instructor(s): Hilda Koopman

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 200B. Course 214, 215, or 216 may be required. Specialized topics in syntax and semantics. May not be applied toward MA degree requirements. Meets with course 252A. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 260B - Seminar: Phonetics

    Instructor(s): Patricia Keating

    Seminar, three hours. May be taken independently for credit. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements when taken for 2 units. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 261B - Seminar: Phonology

    Instructor(s): Claire Moore-cantwell

    Seminar, three hours. May be taken independently for credit. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements when taken for 2 units. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 262B - Syntax Seminar

    Instructor(s): William Torrence

    Seminar, three hours. May be taken independently for credit. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements when taken for 2 units. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 263 - Seminar: Semantics

    Instructor(s): Dylan Bumford

    Seminar, two hours. Graduate students and faculty present ongoing work; review recent research in field; collaborate on joint projects. S/U grading.

  • LING 264B - Seminar: Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics

    Instructor(s): Jesse Harris

    Seminar, three hours. Special topics may include child language, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, etc. May be taken independently for credit. May not be applied toward MA degree requirements when taken for 2 units. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 265B - American Indian Linguistics Seminar

    Instructor(s): Pamela Munro

    Seminar, two hours; fieldwork, four hours. Presentation of research on American Indian linguistics. May be taken independently for credit. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements when taken for 1 unit. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 275 - Linguistics Colloquium

    Instructor(s): Patricia Keating

    Preparation: completion of requirements. Varied linguistic topics, generally presentations of new research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars. S/U grading.

  • LING 276 - Linguistics Colloquium

    Instructor(s): Patricia Keating

    Designed for graduate students. Same as course 275, but taken without credit by students not presenting a colloquium. S/U grading.

  • LING 375 - Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Instructor(s): Matthew Faytak, Vahideh Rasekhikolokdaragh, Hilda Koopman, Sun-ah Jun, Suzy Ahn, Nina Hyams, Ethan Poole, Jesse Harris, Nicoletta Loccioni, Shu-hao Shih, Carson Schutze, Dylan Bumford, Timothy Hunter, Dominique Sportiche

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • LING 403 - Practical Phonetics Training

    Instructor(s): Suzy Ahn

    Extensive practice in production, perception, and transcription of sounds from a wide range of languages. Concurrently scheduled with practical sections of course 103. S/U grading.

  • LING 422 - Practicum: Phonetic Data Analysis

    Instructor(s): Patricia Keating

    Designed for graduate students. Workshop in examination of phonetic data, such as sound spectrograms, oscillographic records, and computer output. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. S/U grading.

  • LING 444 - MA Thesis Preparation Seminar

    Instructor(s): Bruce Hayes

    Seminar, two hours. Regular student presentations of MA thesis topics and progress, with discussion and criticism by other students and faculty. Presentations by faculty and guest speakers on topics relevant to professional development, such as abstract writing and conference presentations, preparing manuscripts for publication, curriculum vitae and personal websites, academic and non-academic careers in linguistics. May not be applied toward MA or PhD degree requirements. S/U grading.