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    • 24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language, Fall 2001 

      Miyagawa, Shigeru (2001-12)
      Detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group ...
    • 24.00 Problems of Philosophy, Fall 2001 

      Haslanger, Sally Anne (2001-12)
      The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and ...
    • 6.542J / 24.966J / HST.712J Laboratory on the Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of Speech, Fall 2001 

      Stevens, Kenneth N., 1924-; Perkell, Joseph S.; Shattuck, Stefanie Rumrill; Hanson, Helen M.; Slifka, Janet Louise Khoenle, 1964- (2001-12)
      Experimental investigations of speech processes. Topics: measurement of articulatory movements; measurements of pressures and airflows in speech production; computer-aided waveform analysis and spectral analysis of speech; ...
    • 24.111 Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2002 

      Hall, Edward J. (Edward Jonathon), 1966- (2002-06)
      Quantum mechanics is said to describe a world in which physical objects often lack "definite" properties, indeterminism creeps in at the point of "observation," ordinary logic does not apply, and distant events are perfectly ...
    • 24.900 Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2002 

      Flynn, Suzanne (2002-06)
      This class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we will be learning (in many different ways) that human language is a surprisingly intricate -- yet ...
    • 24.901 Language and its Structure I: Phonology, Fall 2002 

      Steriade, Donca; Kenstowicz, Michael (2002-12)
      24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are structured, how and why they may differ from each other. The course also aims to provide you with analytical ...
    • 24.03 Relativism, Reason, & Reality, Fall 2002 

      Yablo, Stephen (2002-12)
      An examination of philosophical issues on the theme of relativism. Are moral standards relative to cultures and/or moral frameworks? Are there incompatible or non-comparable ways of thinking about the world that are somehow ...
    • 9.59J / 24.905J Psycholinguistics, Fall 2002 

      Gibson, Edward Albert Fletcher (2002-12)
      Central topics in language processing. The structure of language. Sentence processing. Discourse processing. Morphological processing. The storage and access of words in the mental dictionary. Speech processing. The ...
    • 17.01J / 24.04J Justice, Fall 2002 

      Cohen, Joshua, 1951- (2002-12)
      This course explores three broad questions about the values of liberty and equality and their place in a just society: • Which liberties must a just society protect? Freedom of expression? Sexual liberty? Economic liberty? ...
    • 9.591J / 24.945J Language Processing, Fall 2002 

      Gibson, Edward Albert Fletcher (2002-12)
      Seminar in real-time language comprehension. Models of sentence and discourse comprehension from the linguistic, psychology, and artificial intelligence literature, including symbolic and connectionist models. Ambiguity ...
    • 24.241 Logic I, Fall 2002 

      McGee, Vann, 1949- (2002-12)
      Introduction to the aims and techniques of formal logic. The logic of truth functions and quantifiers. The concepts of validity and truth and their relation to formal deduction. Applications of logic and the place of logic ...
    • 24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory, Fall 2002 

      Von Fintel, Kai; Fox, Daniel J. (Daniel Judah), 1966- (2002-12)
      Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, ...
    • 24.961 Introduction to Phonology, Fall 2002 

      Zoll, Cheryl; Steriade, Donca; Kenstowicz, Michael (2002-12)
      The year-long Introduction to Phonology reviews at the graduate level fundamental notions of phonological analysis and introduces students to current debates, research and analytical techniques. The Fall term reviews issues ...
    • 24.119 Mind and Machines, Spring 2003 

      Byrne, Alexander (2003-06)
      Examination of problems in the intersection of artificial intelligence, psychology, and philosophy. Issues discussed: whether people are Turing Machines, whether computers can be conscious, limitations on what computers ...
    • 24.973 Advanced Semantics, Spring 2003 

      Von Fintel, Kai (2003-06)
      Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar.
    • 24.400 Proseminar in Philosophy I, Fall 2003 

      Byrne, Alex (2003-12)
      An intensive seminar on the foundations of analytic philosophy for first-year graduate students. A large selection of classic texts, from Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, ...
    • 24.211 Theory of Knowledge, Fall 2003 

      Hawley, Patrick (2003-12)
      This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and ...
    • 24.919 Topics in Linguistics: Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities, Spring 2004 

      DeGraff, Michel (2004-06)
      The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the historical events triggered by colonization and the slave trade in Africa and the "New World". In a nutshell, these languages are the results ...
    • 24.900 Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2004 

      Richards, Norvin W. (2004-06)
      This class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we will be learning (in many different ways) that human language is a surprisingly intricate -- yet ...
    • 24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory, Fall 2004 

      Von Fintel, Kai (2004-12)
      Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, ...