LINGUIST 197: Undergraduate Research Seminar

Winter 2017 Dan Jurafsky

Senior capstone seminar: Joint readings in an annually varying topic, exploring the implications and importance of linguistic research for other domains of knowledge or practice.

127B Margaret Jacks Hall (Ivan A. Sag Room)

Syllabus

Week Date Chair Topics
3 Jan 27 Gwynn and Delenn
Language and Music
  • Aniruddh D. Patel and Joseph R. Daniele. 2003. An empirical comparison of rhythm in language and music. Cognition 87(1):B35-45. [pdf]

  • Koelsch, Stefan, Elisabeth Kasper, Daniela Sammler, Katrin Schulze, Thomas Gunter, and Angela D. Friederici. 2004. "Music, language and meaning: brain signatures of semantic processing." Nature neuroscience 7, no. 3: 302-307. [pdf]
4 Feb 3 Emma and Kayland
Constructing and Modifying Languages
5 Feb 10 Yesid
Creole Origins and AAVE
  • Rickford, John R. "The Creole Origins Hypothesis," sections 2.1, 2.3, and 2.4. The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (2015).
  • McWhorter, John. 2004. Creole Transplantation pages 423-30,434-439,450-459, 462-465. in McWhorter, J. Defining Creole: Oxford University Press.
6 Feb 17 Vanessa
Endangered Languages and their Revitalization
7 Feb 24 Cancelled

8 Mar 3 Frankie
Linguistics of Teasing and Flirtation
9 Mar 10 Aurora and Luis
Linguistics of Social Media and Deception
10 Mar 17 Carra
Linguistics and Civil Rights

Course Information

Logistics

Instructor
Dan Jurafsky (jurafsky@stanford.edu)
Office: Margaret Jacks 117
Office Hours: Thursday 4:30-6:00
Course Description
Senior capstone seminar. Joint readings in an annually varying topic, exploring the implications and importance of linguistic research for other domains of knowledge or practice.

Required Work

Weekly reading, a written commentary each week on the reading, and discussion of the weekly reading. In addition, each student will be leading discussion for a weekly topic.

List of topics from prior years

List of prior topics