Introduction to Linguistic Theory
Readings and Tutorials




Class Date: 1/28/2013
Subject: Linguistics as a Cognitive Science
Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 1 (pp. 1-14)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 1 (pp. 1-11)


  • Class Date: 1/30/2013
    Subject: Language as a Human Instinct
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 2 (pp. 12-43)
  • Language Files: Chapter 8 (pp. 311-315)


  • Class Date: 2/4/2013
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Consonants
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 15-33)


  • Class Date: 2/6/2013
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Consonants
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 15-33)


  • Class Date: 2/11/2013
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Vowels
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 34-40)


  • Class Date: 2/13/2013
    Subject: Syllables and Phonotactics
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 77-84)
  • "Syllables" by Kyle Johnson


  • Class Date: 2/19/2013
    Subject: Phonemes and Allophones
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 59-69)
  • Language Files: Chapter 3.1 (pp. 101-108)


  • Class Date: 2/20/2013
    Subject: Deducing Allophonic Rules
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 70-77, 84-86)
  • Language Files: Chapter 3.5 (pp. 127-133)


  • Class Date: 2/25/2013
    Subject: Deducing Allophonic Rules
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 70-77, 84-86)
  • Language Files: Chapter 3.5 (pp. 127-133)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 6


    Class Date: 2/27/2013
    Subject: Deducing Allophonic Rules
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 70-77, 84-86)
  • Language Files: Chapter 3.5 (pp. 127-133)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 6


    Class Date: 3/6/2013
    Subject: The Basics of Morphology
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 115-127)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 3/11/2013
    Subject: Some Elements of Morphological Theory
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 127-143)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 3/13/2013
    Subject: Some Elements of Morphological Theory
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 127-143)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 3/25/2013
    Subject: Some Elements of Morphological Theory
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 127-143)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 3/27/2013
    Subject: The Basics of Morphological Analysis
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 143-146)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Appendix on Morphophonemics
  • Language Files: Chapter 4.5 (pp. 172-175)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 4/1/2013
    Subject: The Basics of Morphological Analysis
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 143-146)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Appendix on Morphophonemics
  • Language Files: Chapter 4.5 (pp. 172-175)
  • [OPTIONAL READING] The Language Instinct: Chapter 5


    Class Date: 4/3/2013
    Subject: The Basics of Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198, 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


    Class Date: 4/10/2013
    Subject: The Basics of Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198, 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


    Class Date: 4/17/2013
    Subject: Further Fundamental Concepts in Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198, 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


    Class Date: 4/22/2013
    Subject: Recursion, Conjunction, and Constituency
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 204-215, 216-220)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


    Class Date: 4/24/2013
    Subject: Recursion, Conjunction, and Constituency
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 204-215, 216-220)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


    Class Date: 4/29/2013
    Subject: First Language Acquisition
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 9 (pp. 265-301)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 10 (pp. 351-358, 367-374, 378-385)
  • Language Files: Chapter 8 (pp. 319-332)


  • Class Date: 5/1/2013
    Subject: First Language Acquisition
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 9 (pp. 265-301)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 10 (pp. 351-358, 367-374, 378-385)
  • Language Files: Chapter 8 (pp. 319-332)