Joint Concentrators

There is a crucial difference between the Linguistics with Related Field track or the Linguistics with MBB track and a joint concentration in Linguistics and another field. For instance, a student in Linguistics with Computer Science as a related field or in Linguistics with MBB is solely under the jurisdiction of the linguistics department, while a student with a joint concentration in Linguistics and Computer Science is under the jurisdiction of both linguistics and computer science—that is, he or she needs to fulfill the requirements for joint concentration outlined by both fields. A student in Linguistics with Computer Science as a related field graduates with a concentration in Linguistics; a student in Linguistics with MBB also graduates with a concentration in Linguistics and is awarded a certificate by the MBB program. A joint concentrator graduates with a concentration in Linguistics and Computer Science.

Joint concentrations must be approved by both participating concentrations. Typically, joint concentrators take six courses in linguistics and six in the joint field and write a thesis that, to some degree, combines the two fields. Note that the same course cannot be counted as a required course for both fields simultaneously. Courses in the joint field should be selected in consultation with the Head Tutor of that field. Joint concentrators ordinarily also enroll in two terms of senior tutorial in the primary field (the field listed first). Thesis advisers may be drawn from either of the two departments, subject to approval by the Head Tutors of both concentrations.

Linguistics as primary field (8 half-courses):

  • One of the introductory courses:
    • Linguistics 83
    • Linguistics 101
    • Freshman Seminar in linguistics (e.g. 34x: Language and Prehistory; 61Q: the Origins of Meaning)
  • Three of:
    • Linguistics 102: Sentence Structure
    • Linguistics 104: Word Structure
    • Linguistics 105: Sounds of Language
    • Linguistics 106: Knowledge of Meaning
    • Linguistics 107: Introduction to Indo-European
    • Linguistics 108: Introduction to Historical Linguistics
  • One additional half-course in Linguistics
  • Linguistics 97r or Linguistics 98a (1 term)
  • Linguistics 99a and Linguistics 99b (senior tutorial)

Linguistics as allied field (6 half-courses):

  • One of the introductory courses:
    • Linguistics 83
    • Linguistics 101
    • Freshman Seminar in Linguistics (e.g. 34x: Language and Prehistory; 61Q: the Origins of Meaning)
  • Three of:
    • Linguistics 102: Sentence Structure
    • Linguistics 104: Word Structure
    • Linguistics 105: Sounds of Language
    • Linguistics 106: Knowledge of Meaning
    • Linguistics 107: Introduction to Indo-European
    • Linguistics 108: Introduction to Historical Linguistics
  • Two additional half-courses in Linguistics

 

NOTE:

  • Courses taken Pass/Fail may not be counted for concentration credit.
  • Language courses taken in addition to those used to fulfill the language requirement may be counted towards the concentration (as additional half-courses in Linguistics).
  • Study Abroad: Courses taken abroad that are directly related to Linguistics count towards the relevant requirements. Please discuss your courses with the Head Tutor.