LING 115 — Spring 2017
Linguistic Typology and Constructed Languages

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:M 3:45-5:15pm, T 1:30-3:00pm, by appointment
Email: jwashin1@swarth...
 
Lecture Time:M 6:30pm-9:15pm
Classroom:Science Center 128
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling115
Course moodle site: S17 - LING115.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated periodically)

weekdatetopicto read
(by class)
presentation
group
due
(by class)
materials
1 23 Jan

Introductions, syllabus

Conlanging

IPA review

Conlang vocabulary

IPA review handout

2 30 Jan

sound systems

Okrent Chs. 1-7

Rosenfelder, pp. 7-27

A-C

HW #1

sound systems

3 06 Feb

phonology

Okrent Chs. 8-12

Rosenfelder, pp. 28-53

HW #2

sound combinations

4 13 Feb

phonology (ctd)

Okrent Chs. 13-17

A

HW #3

5 20 Feb

Esperanto and Klingon sounds

Okrent Chs. 18-22

Okrand Ch. 1

Rye §A-D

B

HW #4

6 25 Feb
Trotter 203

words

Okrent Chs. 23-26

Pullum Ch. 19

(Rosenfelder pp. 99-162, 260-269)

C

HW #5

Zompist Gen

7 27 Feb

linguistic typology in popular media

readings listed on HW #6

HW #6

urls for HW #6

06 Mar spring break!
8 13 Mar

morphosyntax

Rosenfelder pp. 54-71

A

noun morphosyntax

9 20 Mar

morphosyntax (ctd)

Rosenfelder pp. 72-85

B

HW #7

10 27 Mar

morphosyntax (ctd)

Rosenfelder pp. 86-98

C

verb morphosyntax

11 03 Apr

morphosyntax (ctd)

HW #8

Greenberg's universals

12 10 Apr

Esperanto and Klingon morphosyntax

Okrand Chs. 2-4

Rye §G-M

A

HW #9

13 17 Apr

writing systems

Rosenfelder pp. 163-191

B

HW #10

writing

14 24 Apr

language change, dialects

Rosenfelder pp. 192-207

(Rosenfelder pp. 208-259)

C

HW #11

language change

relay results

06 May final write-up
(by end of day)