Linguistics 610 Formal Methods for Linguistics
Fall 2016: Mon/Wed 1:10-2:30 SEM-108

This graduate course presents a collection of ideas from mathematics and computer science that are of particular relevance to linguistics. The course does not require a strong background in mathematics, in fact it is intended for students with little or no advanced knowledge in mathematics and computer science. The relevance of these ideas for linguistics and language-related research will be a running theme of the class. Areas of linguistic relevance to be discussed will include phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and learnability.

Graduate students from other departments who have an interest in language-related cognitive research are encouraged to register, and should feel free to contact the instructor with any questions.

The topics to be covered include the following:

The linguistic applications to be discussed may include:

The software packages used in this course, SWI-prolog and R, are open source and freely available for a variety of computing platforms.

Course Materials