Teaching

Feel free to use or adapt these materials, with attribution! I am also very happy to share homework, quizzes, or exams if you email me.


Courses for Fall 2019 at Georgia Tech

  • Intro to Linguistics (syllabus; slides + homeworks)
    • This course (including many of the slides) are adapted from my colleagues Kyoko Masuda and Satomi Suzuki
  • Language & Computers (syllabus; slides + homeworks)
    • Thanks to Lucas Champollion for materials used in many of the homeworks!


European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (University of Latvia, Riga), August 2019


Previous courses at Georgia Tech

  • Spring 2019: Language & Computers (syllabus; slides)
    • Thanks to Lucas Champollion for materials used in many of the homeworks!
  • Spring 2019: Applications of Linguistics (syllabus; slides)
  • Autumn 2018: Language & Computers (syllabus; slides)
    • Thanks to Lucas Champollion for materials used in many of the homeworks!
  • Autumn 2018: Intro to Linguistics (syllabus; slides)
    • This course (including many of the slides) are adapted from my colleagues Kyoko Masuda and Satomi Suzuki


Please email me if you have suggestions to add!


Some potentially fun in-class activities

  • Scavenger hunt in the World Atlas of Language Structures, Google N-Grams, or wordbank.stanford.edu (idea from Mike Frank)
  • Compare Swadesh lists to guess which languages are more related
  • Check out the relatedness of various languages using eLinguistics' "compare languages" tool
  • Download Praat; measure everyone's pitch; then test to see if height or gender is more predictive (idea from Meghan Sumner)
  • Learn about constituency with fun ambiguous newspaper headlines
  • "Field work" on clause types (declarative, imperative, wh-question, yes-no question...) in languages spoken by students in the class
  • Talk to ELIZA (old-school chatbot) or Mitsuku (award-winning current chatbot) and analyze their success
  • Test the politeness or sentiment of sentences using automatic tools
  • Use Google DialogFlow to build a chatbot (no programming required)!


Some other teaching materials