Linguistics Courses

Prof. Eric Raimy and students in Ling 310 Phonology

Regular Offerings

Language Sciences offers courses with the subject heading Linguistics. The following courses are offered on a regular basis (generally at least once per year). See the Upcoming Course Schedule for current and future schedules by semester.

  • Ling 101/301: Human Language/Introduction to Linguistics
  • Ling 211: Global Language Issues
  • Ling 237: Language & Immigration in Wisconsin
  • Ling 303: Language, History, & Society
  • Ling 306: General Phonetics
  • Ling 309: Grammatical Variability of Language
  • Ling 310: Phonology
  • Ling 322: Morphology
  • Ling 330: Syntax
  • Ling 371: Survey of North American Indian Languages
  • Ling 373: Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated for credit)
    topics change frequently, recent examples include:
    -Morphosyntax
    -Sound Change
    -Dialect
    -Introduction to Statistics & Data Science for Linguists
  • Ling 426/427: Field Methods
  • Ling 510: Phonological Theories
  • Ling 522: Advanced Morphology
  • Ling 530: Syntactic Theories
  • Ling 571: Structure of a Language (can be repeated for credit)
  • Ling 800: Research Methods and Materials
  • Ling 976/977/978/979: Seminar (can be repeated for credit)
    Seminar topics vary each semester. Some recent topics include:
    -Algonquian Historical Linguistics
    -Universal Grammar cum Iconicity

See the Linguistics Course Guide Entry for course descriptions, prerequisite information, and full course listings.

A large number of linguistics courses are taught in departments across campus as well – see the Linguistics Electives page to learn more. Altogether, our majors have access to dozens of courses which cover a broad range of methods and issues in language science.