LINGUIST 197: Undergraduate Research Seminar

Winter 2019 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
2 Jan 18 Anna-Marie
What counts as a language?
3 Jan 25 Ali and Leah
The Linguistics of Deception
  • Meibauer, Jörg. 2018. "The linguistics of lying." Annual Review of Linguistics 4: 357-375. Read sections 3, 4, and 5 (Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics)
  • Newman, Matthew L., James W. Pennebaker, Diane S. Berry, and Jane M. Richards. 2003. "Lying words: Predicting deception from linguistic styles.". Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 29, 5:665-675. Read whole paper
  • Sweetser, Eve. 1987. "The definition of lie." In Holland and Quinn (eds.), Cultural models in language and thought. Pages 43-66. Start reading on page 44 (section "a cultural model of language"), and read through page 48 (stopping at section "prevarication in a simplified world"), and take a look at figure 2.1
4 Feb 1 Alma
Accent/Variety Silencing and Languagelessness
5 Feb 8 Aleeza
Labeling
6 Feb 15 Hubert
Language Policies

7 Feb 22 Lizzie
Metaphor
8 Mar 1 Fang
Linguistics of Jokes and Humor
9 Mar 8 Lindy
Orthographic Issues
10 Mar 15 Nayeli
Ethical Issues

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