Topics in Linguistics

CAS LX 390

Topics and pre-requisites vary by semester and section. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2022: Language Revitalization. (pre-req: CAS LX 250, Introduction to Linguistics, or equivalent.) Languages become "endangered" or "dormant" for multiple reasons, and efforts to revitalize languages take many paths. We examine key cases of language revitalization, including examples from around the world, but with a primary focus on indigenous languages of North America. Topic for Spring 2023: Metrics and Evaluation in Natural Language Processing. Much recent progress has been made in Natural Language Processing, sometimes accompanied by descriptions like "human-level performance." This course serves as an introduction to how "progress" is measured and evaluated, and invites broader discussions about claims of human parity.

FALL 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 O'Connor CAS 208 TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Mts w/GRS LX690

SPRG 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Kim CAS 235 MWF 11:15 am-12:05 pm Mts w/GRS LX690

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