LINGUIST 196: Intro to Research for Undergrads
Office Hours: By appointment via email.
160-123 (Wallenberg Hall)
Readings and Assignments
Introduction to (Stanford) Linguistics
Historical Linguistics, Phonology, Morphology
the linguistics undergrad website
carefully. Learn about
how to declare
. Bring your questions to the class.
Overview of Post-graduate Opportunities
, Matt Lamm
Semantics and Pragmatics
Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics
This course introduces students to the Stanford linguistics department, the subfields of linguistics represented in the department, the ongoing research by the faculty, as well as ways that undergraduates can get involved in linguisic research.
Attendence and engagement with the class presentations and materials is crucial.
4% is deducted from the final grade for each absence
. Please let me know if your absence is due to exceptional circumstances or varsity athletics. Read
the Stanford Attendance and Absences Policy
In about half a page (~250 words), answer the following questions: 1. What is a question you would like to find an answer to? 2. What are the potential answers? 3. How do you plan to find out which is the likely correct answer?
Find a paper (preferably review paper) that has preivously investigated your research question in assignment 1. Write a (maximum) one page summary for that paper. Include a paragraph on what you believe the paper misses or the research area misses and how your research is going to fill that gap.
Write a 1-page (~500 words) research proposal on your research question in Assignment 1. Include your research question, your hypotheses, a small review of some previous research (assignment 2), and the methods you plan to use to find your answer.
Unit and Credit Criteria
You need to take the course for 1 unit. Since the only option available is credit/no-credit, you will pass the course (receive S) if you score 50% and higher.
All assignments are due on the assigned day before the start of the class. You should submit them via
. Late assignments are only accepted in exceptional circumstances.
Stanford University's Honor Code
. You are encouraged to work together and discuss all assignments. However,
all assignments must be written up and submitted as the student's own original work.
Students with Documented Disabilities
Students who may need an academic accommodation based on the impact of a disability must initiate the request with
the Office of Accessible Education (OAE)
. Professional staff will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend reasonable accommodations, and prepare an Accommodation Letter for faculty dated in the current quarter in which the request is being made. Students should contact the OAE as soon as possible since timely notice is needed to coordinate accommodations. The OAE is located at
563 Salvatierra Walk