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LING 224 01 (12811) /LING624
Formal Foundations of Linguistic Theories
Robert Frank
MW 1.00-2.15 HLH17 113
Fall 2014 
No regular final examination
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Permission of instructor required

Study of formal systems that play an important role in the scientific study of language. Exploration of a range of mathematical structures and techniques; demonstrations of their application in theories of grammatical competence and performance including set theory, graphs and discrete structures, algebras, formal language, and automata theory. Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of existing formal theories of linguistic knowledge.