The 2011 Linguistic Institute will be taking place on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder this July and August. The Institute is offering a wide array of courses of potential relevance to students in logic, computational semantics and philosophy. The enrollment deadline has been extended to July 5. Here is a list of courses that could potentially engage both graduate and undergraduate students in these areas:

  • LING 7800-006 Computational Lexical Semantics (Fellbaum, Palmer)
  • LING 7800-007 Computational Pragmatics (Potts)
  • LING 7800-016 Experimental Pragmatics (Ward, Horton)
  • LING 7800-018 Frame Semantics and Verb Constructions (Bouveret, Sweetser)
  • LING 7800-019 From Syntax to Natural Logic (Zaenen, Karttunen)
  • LING 7800-030 Introduction to Computational Linguistics (K├╝bler)
  • LING 7800-033 Introduction to Formal Semantics (Katz)
  • LING 7800-035 Introduction to Probability and Information Theory (Malouf)
  • LING 7800-051 Mathematical Models of Language Change (Croft, Blythe)
  • LING 7800-055 Person Indexicals: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective (Wechsler)

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    The Linguistic Institute 2011 will take place July 7-August 2 on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, with major sponsorship by the Linguistic Society of America and the university. Courses are being taught by over 100 outstanding international visiting faculty members. In addition, more than 20 affiliated workshops and conference meetings will be held during Institute 2011.

    The theme of the 2011 Linguistic Institute is Language in the World, and the focus is on interdisciplinary, empirically based approaches to language. In keeping with this theme, a large suite of courses target language documentation and description, as well as processes of language endangerment and appropriate responses. The Institute not only continues a vital tradition in the field but also showcases the outstanding research and teaching activities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The 79 one-credit hour courses include many courses on sociolinguistics, field methods, typology, syntactic/semantic/pragmatic theory, cognitive science and computational linguistics.

    Registration is open until July 5, so please consider taking advantage of this one-time opportunity. Enrollment costs for students are $375 per course (less than the normal CU summer school fee). The Institute website is located at CAMPUS HOUSING RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH JUNE 13, 2011.