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Abnormal Language, Fall 2004
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Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first and second language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain.

Subject:
Linguistics
Psychology
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hirsch, Christopher
Wexler, Kenneth
Advanced Natural Language Processing, Fall 2005
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This course is a graduate introduction to natural language processing - the study of human language from a computational perspective. It covers syntactic, semantic and discourse processing models, emphasizing machine learning or corpus-based methods and algorithms. It also covers applications of these methods and models in syntactic parsing, information extraction, statistical machine translation, dialogue systems, and summarization. The subject qualifies as an Artificial Intelligence and Applications concentration subject.

Subject:
Computer Science
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barzilay, Regina
Collins, Michael
Advanced Phonology, Spring 2005
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This course focuses on phonological phenomena that are sensitive to morphological structure, including base-reduplicant identity, cyclicity, level ordering, derived environment effects, opaque rule interactions, and morpheme structure constraints. In the recent OT literature, it has been claimed that all of these phenomena can be analyzed with a single theoretical device: correspondence constraints, which regulate the similarity of lexically related forms (such as input and output, base and derivative, base and reduplicant).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Albright, Adam
Steriade, Donca
Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages
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'Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages' is a study made by Dr. Farhan Salim. In this article, Dr. Salim discusses the importance of Arabic. The sections in this article are: Arabic language characteristics; the effect of the Arabic language on other languages; the challenges facing Arabic; and how to face the current challenges.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Dr. Farhan Salim
Argument Diagramming
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This course provides an introduction to exploring and understanding arguments by explaining what the parts of an argument are, and how to break arguments into their parts and create diagrams to show how those parts relate to each other.

Argument diagramming is a great visual tool for evaluating claims that people make. By the end of the course, you will be able to think critically about arguments or claims and determine whether or not they are logical. This skill can be used in a variety of situations, such as listening to the news, reading an article, or making a point in a meeting.

This is an introductory course and may be useful to a broad range of students. Topics covered include: Creating Argument Diagrams, Evaluating Arguments, and Argument Diagramming for Interpreting Public Arguments and Longer Texts.

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Arts and Humanities
Linguistics
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Diagram/Illustration
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Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Argument Structure and Syntax, Spring 2003
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Detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Empirical scope is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japaneses, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis is on structural relations among elements of argument structure.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marantz, Alec
The Birth of a Word
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MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn. Deb Roy studies how children learn language, and designs machines that learn to communicate in human-like ways. On sabbatical from MIT Media Lab, he's working with the AI company Bluefin Labs. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Linguistics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Deb Roy
CAL Digests for Second Language Educators
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These digests are short reports highlighting current topics of interest covering a variety of subjects related to language learning, cultural orientation, and linguistics. The complete collection of digests can be searched via subject, title, author, or date.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Chatterbox "traits": A T&T Early Literacy research focus
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This article will describe through a research lens the talk patterns of some selected young children in Trinidad and Tobago . It will also pose for discussion how these "traits" or patterns can be used productively in home and educational settingsfor Literacy purposes. This module particularly targets teachers and hopes to interest parents. It suggests action research as a means of understanding how young children's Language can be linked to their Literacy learning.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Barbara Joseph
Comparative Phonology Using Wordcorr
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Wordcorr is a computational tool that assists linguists in comparing natural languages systematically. It splits the work involved in applying the Comparative Method. Your responsibility is to identify patterns in the data that may show common origin. The computer's responsibility is to keep track of your judgments in a framework from which you can draw evidence about the development of later languages from earlier ones. Wordcorr does not perform the analysis for you; it organizes the evidence that you consider relevant to the analysis. The tool was developed under a grant from the National Science Foundation. With an introduction featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. [This partial version is being published to elicit reactions to the modules finished so far.]

Subject:
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Joseph Grimes
Conversations with History: The Power of Words and the Power over Words
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Annabel Patterson, Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University for a discussion of her career as a literary scholar. The discussion focuses on the challenges of understanding literature in its historical and social context. Her work on censorship, Shakespeare, and her current research on the use of words in the American political dialogue are some of the topics addressed in the conversation. (59 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Linguistics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Cultura
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Cultura is a Web-based, intercultural project situated in a language class, that connects American students with other students in different countries. It was originally created as an exchange between American and French students. Cultura has since been adapted to other schools and languages, connecting students in the US with students in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Spain. Following a common calendar, students explore together a variety of materials that progressively broaden their scope of inquiry.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Linguistics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
Cultura
Data with phonetic characters using Easy IPA
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The whole IPA alphabet, including diacritics and modifiers, is available to you through Easy IPA. If you touch type, you'll find yourself touch typing the IPA characters you use frequently in your collection.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Joseph Grimes
Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States
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This resource guide is a companion to another NFLC publication, The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States. The intended purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide a set of resources to assist and support American educators of World Languages. The focus is on primary and secondary school language education. Some of the things included in the guide are some statistics, benefits to society in knowing another language, and defining language proficiency skills. The PDF file is 3.3 MB in size.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)
Digital Hyperverbicopia
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High school students are seriously challenged in their need to improve their vocabularies. The systematic study of classical (Greek & Latin) linguistic roots provides the most fruitful ŇshortcutÓ for vocabulary development. This unit is designed to introduce students to the means of creating a PowerPoint presentation on one Greek or Latin root, with the goal of a mastery of that root for the student and the class of which he is part. Computer technology enhances greatly the research resources available to students, while student-developed PowerPoint presentations create very positive tools for teaching each other.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Linguistics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Oakland Unified School District
Provider Set:
Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Author:
R. O'Sullivan