Year Code Title Description Institution
2021 LIN 141 Semantics Linguistic study of meanings of words and phrases. Meanings expressed by lexical items and derivational and inflectional morphology. Contribution of argument structure, quantification, and coordination to meaning. UC Davis
2021 LIN 231 Advanced Syntax This course provides a comprehensive and critical survey of contemporary theories of syntax. We start by discussing the foundations of theoretical syntax and specifically the role of linguistic evidence and data in theory building. We cover formal language theory and the theory of government and binding. We then survey the following current syntactic frameworks: minimalism, GPSG, LFG, CCG, HPSG, Construction Grammar, and Dependency Grammar. The course also discusses computational and psycholinguistic applications of these frameworks. UC Davis
2021 LIN 131 Introduction to Syntactic Theory Why is it that you can easily understand this sentence, but not the following: "one this not but sentence this understand easily can you that it is why"? What determines the way we order words to convey our thoughts? How do world languages differ in this respect? This courses introduces the basic concepts of syntactic theory; a theory that explains how languages structure and order their elements. We start with linguistic evidence and what counts as data for a syntactic theory. We cover mathematical formalisms that have been developed for modeling language structure and we look at different languages to understand how a syntactic theory can explain linguistic phenomena in languages around the world. UC Davis
2020 LING 132 Psychosemantics (with Kathryn Davidson) Explores issues at the interface of linguistic semantics, pragmatics and psychology. Introduces how the analysis of meaning has been pursued by linguists and psychologists. Focuses on topics that are both of central interest to theoretical linguistics and the target of experimental research. Harvard University
2019 LING 106 The Knowledge of Meaning An introduction to formal semantics and pragmatics. The course covers the basics of predicate logic, lambda calculus, possible worlds, Gricean pragmatics, speech acts, and social meaning. Harvard University
2018 LING 111 First Language Acquisition An introduction to language development in infants and preschool children. Topics include development of sound perception and production, syntactic and semantic development, pragmatic development, bilingualism, and sign language acquisiton. Emphasis on developing a research project while paying attention to best practices at different stages of scientific research. Harvard University
2018 LING 83 Language, Structure, and Cognition Introduction to linguistics with emphasis on cognition and computation. The first half of the course introduces the classic subfileds of linguistics while the second half surveys applications of linguistic theory to problems in cognitive science. Emphasis on developing analytic skills and critical thinking. Harvard University
2018 LING 140 Learning to Speak: Introduction to Language Acquisition An introduction to language development in infants and preschool children. Topics include development of sound perception and production, syntactic and semantic development, pragmatic development, bilingualism, and sign language acquisiton. Emphasis on developing a research project while paying attention to best practices at different stages of scientific research. Stanford University
2017 LING 196 Introduction to Research for Undergraduates A course that introduces subfields of linguistics to undergraduates with guest lectures from the faculty in each subfield. Stanford University
2017 LING 40S Lab in Critical and Scientific Thinking A summer course suitable for beginning college and finishing highschool students interested in using language as a topic to develop their analystic, critical, and scientific skills. Stanford University