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Linguistics Introductory Courses

LINGUIST 5N. What's Your Accent? Investigations in Acoustic Phonetics

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. Phonetic variation across accents of English; experimental design; practical experience examining accents of seminar participants; acoustic analysis of speech using Praat. GER:DB-SocSci

3 units, Aut (Sumner, M)

LINGUIST 62N. The Language of Food

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. The relationship between food and language around the globe. The vocabulary of food and prepared dishes, and crosslinguistic similarities and differences, historical origins, forms and meanings, and relationship to cultural and social variables. The structure of cuisines viewed as meta-languages with their own vocabularies and grammatical structure. The language of menus; their historical development and crosslinguistic differences.

3 units, Aut (Jurafsky, D)

LINGUIST 63N. Translation

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. What is a translation? The increased need for translations in the modern world due to factors such as tourism and terrorism, localization and globalization, diplomacy and treaties, law and religion, and literature and science. How to meet this need; different kinds of translation for different purposes; what makes one translation better than another; why some texts are more difficult to translate than others. Can some of this work be done by machines? Are there things that cannot be said in some languages? GER:DB-SocSci

3 units, Aut (Kay, M)

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