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  2006-2007 Course Register
Speech: its linguistic transcription, its quantitative physical description, and its relationship to the categories and dimensions of language structure and use.  The physical basis of speech: acoustics, vocal tract anatomy and physiology, hearing and speech perception, articulation and motor control.
Linguistics 553 will cover those elements of logic that are fundamental to semantic theory.  The course will treat basic set theory, propositional logic (formulas, truth-functional connectives, truth tables), predicate logic (quantification, interpretation relative to a model) and natural inference.
This course is an introduction, at the graduate level, to developmental psycho-linguistics with special emphasis on the acquisition of argument structure, phrase structure, the analysis of the input data to the learner, developmental sequences and the acquisition of morphology.
www.upenn.edu /registrar/register/ling.html   (1831 words)

 Register (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics, a register is a subset of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting.
Registers often also have non-linguistic prescriptions such as appropriate dress codes, body language, and proximity of speakers to one another.
Linguistics textbooks may use the term "tenor" instead (Halliday 1978), but increasingly prefer the term "style" — "we characterise styles as varieties of language viewed from the point of view of formality" (Trudgill, 1992) — while defining "registers" more narrowly as specialist language use related to a particular activity, such as academic jargon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Register_(linguistics)   (791 words)

 Register (linguistics) - ArticleWorld
Register in linguistics refers to the patterns of communication used in particular settings and for specific purposes.
Register is often an indicator of the formality or official nature of an occasion, or a mark of authority.
Such speech changes register when it is altered to fit an occasion, such as appearing in court or speaking to a bureaucrat, writing a scientific paper, making a business presentation, or interacting with an older relative or small child.
www.articleworld.org /index.php?title=Register_(linguistics)   (407 words)

 Web site for aspects
Both the sportscaster and the minister adjust their style of speaking, or register, to fit the setting and to avoid embarrassment, just as most people adjust their language constantly in everyday speech depending upon whom they are speaking with and where they are.
Formal register and informal register allow the speaker to use a variety of speech styles that can easily be switched to meet the needs of both the speaker and the listener.
Lawyers may use one specific type of register such as Standard English, or they may use more than one; however, most legal speakers are not able to use all four registers because they are not aware that they have changed their register to begin with.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/allam/1914-/language/register.htm   (2888 words)

 Register Analysis
As far as the interrelationships of semantics, lexicogrammar, and register variables are concerned, Halliday (1978) asserts that while register is "recognisable as a particular selection of words and structures," it must be defined in terms of meanings because "it is the selection of meanings that constitutes the variety to which a text belongs" (p.111).
For him, register analysis is "the most comprehensive framework proposed for the characterisation of context," and has the advantage of "provid[ing] a very limited number of variables on the basis of which any given context may be defined" (ibid.).
Based upon the Hallidayan model of register analysis, she proposes what she calls "the basic requirement for equivalence of ST and TT," and asserts that "a TT, in order to be equivalent to its ST, should have a function—consisting of an ideational and an interpersonal functional component—which is equivalent to the ST's function" (House, 1981:Abstract).
accurapid.com /journal/25register.htm   (4835 words)

 Stanford Linguistics | Courses | Course Descriptions
The cognitive organization of linguistic structure and the social nature of language use.
The linguistic and social worlds of gay men, and artistic representations of or for gay men.
Students work on a small project to define a focus for their linguistic studies and prepare for honors research.
www-linguistics.stanford.edu /courses/fulllisting-show.shtml   (1739 words)

 Linguistics Graduate Programs at the UM Graduate School
In the general linguistics option, students concentrate on mastering the analytical techniques and theoretical frameworks needed to study the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of natural languages.
A one-to-two page statement of purpose describing your educational background, explaining why you are qualified to study for an M.A. in Linguistics, and projecting how the formal study of language fits into your probable career goals.
An introductory course in Linguistics or its equivalent in language training (students who do not have such a course may be admitted conditionally and may not count such a class at UM as a course to satisfy degree requirements).
www.umt.edu /grad/programs/linguistics/default.htm   (606 words)

 linguistics - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Linguistics has many branches, such as origins (historical linguistics), the changing way language is pronounced (phonetics), derivation of words through various languages (etymology), development of meanings (semantics), and the arrangement and modifications of words to convey a message (grammar).
Applied linguistics is the use of lingustics to aid understanding in other areas of language-based study, such as dictionary compilation and foreign-language teaching.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /linguistics   (144 words)

 Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, The University of West Indies at Cave Hill
Linguistics and the Real World: We want to demystify the notion that linguistics is unrelated to real world practical problems and that it has relevance only to those interested in erudition.
With linguistics the teacher of English and Modern Languages will be better equipped to deal with those problems and to use the approaches that are best suited to the solution of practical language learning problems.
We frown upon intermittent attendance at classes and if you have registered for two courses that are taught at the same time, we suggest that it is in your interest to consider dropping one of them and registering for it in a subsequent semester.
www.cavehill.uwi.edu /fhe/LLL/Linguistics/general.htm   (882 words)

 Register Information - register to vote
Register (linguistics), a form of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting
Register (music), the relative "height" or range of a note, set of pitches or pitch classes, melody, part, instrument or group of instruments
Processor register, a component inside a central processing unit for storing information, such as a memory address, or the inputs or results of a computation
www.inanot.com /Ina-Electronics_Topics_Rc_-_Rz-/Register.html   (328 words)

 A Crash Course in Corpus Linguistics
Corpus linguistics methods are ideal for research on registers and register differences, because in order to establish similarities and/or differences between registers huge amount of texts are needed.
Thus, it has been argued that registers and register differences are most accurately characterized by their location along a dimension, of which five have been identified.
Without corpus linguistics, research on language acquisition has been limited to the study of the language of very young children, the study of only one or two learners, the study of only a few linguistic features, and has been restricted to only one register.
www.cas.unt.edu /~jbarddal/corpus.html   (3408 words)

 Krieger - Corpus Linguistics: What It Is and How It Can Be Applied to Teaching (I-TESL-J)
Register consists of varieties of language which are used for different situations.
Language can be divided into many registers, which range from the general to the highly specific, depending upon the degree of specificity that is sought.
A general register could include fiction, academic prose, newspapers, or casual conversation, whereas a specific register would be sub-registers within academic prose, such as scientific texts, literary criticism, and linguistics studies, each with their own field specific characteristics.
iteslj.org /Articles/Krieger-Corpus.html   (2024 words)

 Dimensions of Register Variation - Cambridge University Press
In Dimensions of Register Variation he gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali.
This major new work will provide the foundation for the further investigation of cross-linguistic universals governing the pattern of discourse variation across registers, and will be of wide interest to any scholar interested in style, register and literacy.
The linguistic bases of cross-linguistic register comparisons: a detailed quantitative comparison of English and Somali registers.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/print.asp?isbn=0521473314&print=y   (255 words)

 UIC Graduate College -- Courses: Linguistics (Ling)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fundamentals of semantics and syntax within the broad frameworks of generative and functional linguistics, including key concepts such as sense reference, utterance, sentence, form and function.
Introductory survey of methods, theory, and research; linguistic foundations, history, and present status of the field.
Students engaged in thesis research and writing are assigned to this course at the discretion of the department.
www.uic.edu /depts/grad/courses/ling.shtml   (819 words)

General linguistics courses have two purposes: they are intended to prepare students for various careers in which the scientific study of language is of significance; they are, furthermore, the basis for continued professional training toward the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in this field.
Students desiring to specialize in the linguistics of a particular language should complete at least four semesters of instruction in that language beyond the elementary level, and a linguistics course or independent study focusing on the selected language or its language family.
The Linguistics Minor is designed for students who seek a basic familiarity with the field and is especially suited for students with majors in foreign language and other language-related fields such as anthropology, bilingual studies, cognitive science, computer science, English, language acquisition, psychology, speech communication, and for anyone interested in the nature of language.
courses.uiuc.edu /cis/programs/urbana/2006/fall/undergrad/las/linguistics.html   (773 words)

 Some notes on Systemic-Functional linguistics
Applied linguists study language use in context such as the contexts associated with specialized registers (e.g., business or academic), contexts for language learning (e.g., classrooms and study abroad programs), and contexts for language assessment (e.g., speaking tests and writing assignments).
Of course, the study of texts is typically performed by examining elements of the lexicogrammar and phonology, but these smaller units must be viewed from the perspective of their contribution to the meanings expressed by the total text in context.
The primary construct for explaining linguistic variation is a familiar one "register." Register is important in systemic linguistics because it is seen as the linguistic consequence of interacting aspects of context, which Haliday calls "field, tenor, and mode." Field refers to the topics and actions which language is used to express.
www.public.iastate.edu /~carolc/LING511/sfl.html   (1043 words)

 Reference.com/Web Directory/Top/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics
Lexicon of Linguistics - Searchable database of linguistic terminology updated with many new terms in the areas of Generative Grammar (Minimalism) and Phonetics.
Linguasphere - An exploration of linguistics and related resources with extracts from the Linguasphere Register of the world languages and speech communities.
The Homepage of Integrational Linguistics - A specific approach to linguistics combining a comprehensive theory of language and a theory of grammars.
www.reference.com /Dir/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics   (336 words)

 SIL-UND Registration with UND
If you have already taken one summer of graduate (500-level) SIL courses as a non-degree graduate student, you will need to apply and be accepted to the M.A. program before the beginning of the summer session if you want to use your previous credits towards a degree at UND.
Transcripts required for certain graduate students: If you want to register as a non-degree graduate student and your undergraduate work is from outside the U.S., the Graduate School needs to evaluate your undergraduate degree to see if it is equivalent to an accredited U.S. degree.
If you want to register as a graduate student but it is difficult to send money to UND for the application fee, contact us so that we can work out alternative arrangements.
www.und.edu /dept/linguistics/registerUND.htm   (1952 words)

 Mark Davies: Corpus Linguistics, BYU
I received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1986 with a double major in Linguistics and Spanish, which was followed by an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from BYU in 1989.
Douglas Biber of Northern Arizona University, we used large corpora of many different registers of Spanish from the 1600s-1900s to explore the syntactic variation between these registers.
In April 2001 I was awarded a 16 month grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a 100 million word searchable corpus of historical and modern Spanish texts on the web.
davies-linguistics.byu.edu /personal   (525 words)

Register tone (linguistics), tones that are distinguished by relative pitch rather than contour
Register language is a language that combines tone with phonation
In this context, the term "registry" and "register" are often interchangeable (cf.
www.how-to-register.com   (532 words)

 DesMoinesRegister.com | Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The tools were based on linguistics and statistics.
In a nutshell, he has spent the last quarter-century teaching computers to analyze interviews by keeping track of the number and types of words used.
The financial institutions used Quester's linguistics analysis to polish their public images, as well as launch products.
www.dmregister.com /business/stories/c2122222/21020707.html   (576 words)

 Applied Linguistics Association New Zealand
The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) is the New Zealand affiliate of AILA (The International Association of Applied Linguistics).
The Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand was formed in 1993 and held its first AGM on Friday 13th May, 1994.
A register of theses in applied linguistics completed in New Zealand (1990-) can be found here: Register.
www.vuw.ac.nz /lals/about/alanz/alanz.html   (740 words)

 Vanderbilt Register: VU linguistics professor recieves book award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alice C. Harris, professor of linguistics and chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, has been awarded the Linguistic Society of America's fourth Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for a recent work on linguistic change.
A specialist in historical linguistics, Harris has conducted extensive fieldwork on a variety of non-Indo-European languages in several parts of the Caucasus, a region between the Black and Caspian seas that includes Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and part of southwestern Russia.
The Linguistic Society of America was founded in 1924 for the advancement of the scientific study of language.
www.vanderbilt.edu /News/register/Feb16_98/vr6.html   (282 words)

 Register - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Register (music), the relative "height" or range of a note, melody, part, instrument, etc
Register tones, a linguistics term for tones distinguished by relative pitch
Register (linguistics), a form of a language used for a particular purpose or social setting
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Register   (217 words)

 Cambridge Journals Online - Display Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
To ensure you don't miss out on the latest research, register for electronic table of contents (e-TOCs) for journals in your area.
Contributions are invited on the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic analysis of these languages and dialects, as well as their historical development, both linguistic and textual.
Especially welcome are contributions that address questions of interest to a broad range of scholars concerned with general issues in formal theory, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.
journals.cambridge.org /action/displayJournal?jid=JGL   (96 words)

About a year ago I started noticing, "Our lead story this evening IS the..." All of the commentators use it, so it must have been a conscious decision.
So, maybe there's hope for a "pop" linguistics that doesn't make us cringe, after all.
When they write, verb tenses may not match, noun phrases may be omitted, and there may be dropped words.
lloyd.emich.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9202d&L=linguist&D=1&F=&S=&P=559   (652 words)

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