Introduction to Linguistic Theory
Readings and Tutorials




Class Date: 1/22/2018
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: 1/24/2018
    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: 1/29/2018
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Consonants
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 15-33)


  • Class Date: 1/31/2018
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Consonants
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 15-33)


  • Class Date: 2/5/2018
    Subject: Articulatory Phonetics and IPA - Vowels
    Tutorials and Other Materials
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 2 (pp. 34-40)


  • Class Date: 2/12/2018
    Subject: Syllables and Phonotactics
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 3 (pp. 77-84)
  • "Syllables" by Kyle Johnson


  • Class Date: 2/14/2018
    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: 2/21/2018
    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: 2/26/2018
    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)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 6 (pp. 153-189)


  • Class Date: 2/28/2018
    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)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 6 (pp. 153-189)


  • Class Date: 3/19/2018
    Subject: The Basics of Morphology
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 115-127)
  • [OPTIONAL READING]The Language Instinct: Chapter 5 (pp. 119-152)


  • Class Date: 3/21/2018
    Subject: Some Elements of Morphological Theory
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 127-143)
  • [OPTIONAL READING]The Language Instinct: Chapter 5 (pp. 119-152)


  • Class Date: 3/26/2018
    Subject: Some Elements of Morphological Theory
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 127-143)
  • [OPTIONAL READING]The Language Instinct: Chapter 5 (pp. 119-152)


  • Class Date: 3/28/2018
    Subject: The Basics of Morphological Analysis
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 4 (pp. 143-146)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Morphophonemics Appendix
  • Language Files: Chapter 4.5 (pp. 172-175)
  • [OPTIONAL READING]The Language Instinct: Chapter 5 (pp. 119-152)


  • Class Date: 4/2/2018
    Subject: The Basics of Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198)
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


  • Class Date: 4/4/2018
    Subject: The Basics of Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198)
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


  • Class Date: 4/11/2018
    Subject: Further Fundamental Concepts in Syntax
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 194-198)
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 204-215)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


  • Class Date: 4/17/2018
    Subject: Recursion, Conjunction, and Constituency
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 216-220)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


  • Class Date: 4/18/2018
    Subject: Recursion, Conjunction, and Constituency
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Language Files: Chapter 5 (pp. 216-220)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 4 (pp. 74-99)


  • Class Date: 4/23/2018
    Subject: Language Acquisition
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 10 (pp. 378-385)
  • The Language Instinct: Chapter 9 (pp. 265-301)


  • Class Date: 4/25/2018
    Subject: Language Acquisition
    Readings (Available on Moodle):
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 10 (pp. 351-358)
  • Contemporary Linguistics: Chapter 10 (pp. 367-374)
  • Language Files: Chapter 8 (pp. 319-332)