PhD Courses

  • LING 601 Phonology (4+0+0)
    Study of a wide range of phonological phenomena found in natural languages. Description and analysis of such phenomena in theoretical terms.
    Prerequisite: LING 501 or consent of instructor
  • LING 602 Topics in Phonetics/Phonology (4+0+0)
    Focusing on certain issues, problems in phonetics/phonology and an in-depth study of the chosen topic(s).
    Prerequisite: LING 601 or consent of instructor
  • LING 604 Semantic Theory (4+0+0)
    Discussion of the major issues in linguistic semantics and theoretical approaches to these problems of meaning.
  • LING 612 Morphological Theory (4+0+0)
    Investigation of the theoretical and descriptive issues in morphological analysis of natural languages.
    Prerequisite: LING 512 or consent of instructor
  • LING 621-622 Topics in Turkish Linguistics I-II (4+1+0)
    Reading the recent literature on theoretical issues in Turkish linguistics and working on selected topics leading to an in-depth research paper.
    Prerequisite: LING 522 or consent of instructor
  • LING 631 Issues in Language Typology (4+0+0)
    Investigation of data presented by typologically different languages with an aim of uncovering implicational universals.
    Prerequisite: LING 531 or consent of instructor
  • LING 633-634 Caucasian Linguistics I-II (4+1+0)
    Investigates the phonological, morphological, syntactic structures of Caucasian languages; analyzes the structural differences between the subfamilies of Caucasian languages and discusses the theoretical and descriptive issues inherent in the analysis.
  • LING 635-636 Field Methods I-II (4+2+0)
    Learning the techniques of data elicitation and working with a language not familiar with before. Describing and analyzing the numerous problems, structures, etc. of the language examined.
    Prerequisite: LING 411 or consent of instructor
  • LING 641 Syntax (4+0+0)
    Analysis of the syntactic structures of natural languages within a particular theoretical framework with the aim of investigating the nature of syntactic properties of languages and particularly Turkish.
    Prerequisite: LING 541 or consent of instructor
  • LING 642 Topics in Syntax (4+0+0)
    Focus on theoretical issues inherent in syntactic theory; presentation and in-depth investigation of the properties of universal grammar.
    Prerequisite: LING 641 or consent of instructor
  • LING 651 Language Contact and Bilingualism (4+0+0)
    Focus on linguistic aspects of language contact such as borrowing, code switching, interference and creolistics. Attention paid to sociopsychological aspects such as attitudes towards bilingualism.
    Prerequisite: LING 411 or consent of instructor
  • LING 652 Codeswitching (4+1+0)
    Main focus is on the grammatical aspects of code switching as well as morphological and morphosyntactic models explaining code switching behavior. Code switching in discourse will be studied and the relevance of language production models for code switching will be investigated.
  • LING 661 Proseminar in Language Variation (4+0+0)
    Focus on social and regional aspects of linguistic variation in general with particular emphasis on the situation in Turkey. Students will carry out independent research in one of the above-mentioned fields to collect data and analyze these within the relevant theoretical framework.
  • LING 662 History of Linguistics (4+0+0)
    Aims at providing a survey of the main issues and considerations relevant for each period of development of linguistics as the science of language.
  • LING 671-672 Readings in Linguistics (4+0+0)
    Extended individual readings on topics of interest to the student under the guidance of the instructor in the related field.
  • LING 680-682, 685-689 Special Topics in Linguistics (4+0+0)
    A group of courses designed for doctoral students, involving research and writing in a restricted field not covered in other courses or seminars.
  • LING 683-684 Seminar in Linguistic Theory I-II (4+0+0)
    Investigation and analysis of advanced topics in various fields of linguistics through presentation of original research and group discussion.
  • LING 790 Ph.D Dissertation
    Definition of a major research project in an area of specialization and its analysis within the framework of a current linguistic theory.