E.g., Wednesday, November 26, 2014
E.g., Wednesday, November 26, 2014
E.g., Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?

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Sep 29th 2014

Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

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Aug 1st 2014

The purpose of this course is to examine the various ways in which language has been an object of study as well as to familiarize the student with the terminology and methodology of 20th century linguistic science.

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Feb 17th 2014

Linguistics 201 is intended to familiarize the participants with the main structural properties of PDE (Present-Day English) grammar. It starts with a review of linguistic approaches to grammar and then discusses the central grammatical aspects of PDE sentence structure: syntactic categories and syntactic functions. A unit on PDE orthography concludes the class. So it is the class for everyone who is involved in teaching or studying English in one way or another.

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Jan 13th 2014

What the what? A course about swearing? (No need to put a quarter in the swear jar; it’s totally academic.) An honest-to-goodness linguistics professor will guide you through the study of taboo language, including syntax, semantics, phonology & morphology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, and cross-linguistic comparison. See? No four-letter words here, so you know it’s for scholars. Enroll today (unless you’re averse to obscenity) and learn everything you always wanted to know about bad words, but were afraid to ask your mother.

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