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Fox, Barbara Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Fox's research explores the organization of syntax/grammar by looking at language use in everyday interaction.

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  • interactional linguistics, discourse-functional syntax, conversation analysis

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Teaching

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  • LING 3430 - Semantics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Theoretical and practical study of meaning in natural language. Considers both semantic theories and semantic phenomena from diverse languages. Does not treat techniques for improving the use of language.
  • LING 3800 - Special Topics in Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive study of a selected area or problem in linguistics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • LING 5420 - Morphology and Syntax
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces principles of word formation and sentence structure. Covers major morphological and syntactic structures found in the world's languages, and methods for describing grammatical structures, and includes practice in analyzing data from a variety of languages. Same as LING 4420.
  • LING 5430 - Semantics and Pragmatics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores fundamental concepts of semantics and pragmatics, including theories of communication and meaning, representation, conversational implications, speech acts, and discourse structure. Recommended prerequisite: LING 5420.
  • LING 5800 - Open Topics in Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. Contact the department office for information. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours.
  • LING 7430 - Semantic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Current developments in the theory of linguistic semantics. Topics include truth-conditional theories, generative linguistic theories, semantic theories of communicative competence and integration of these theories in development of a combined theory of semantics and pragmatics. Recommended prerequisite: LING 5430.

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