Subject: Linguistics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Linguistics


Drawing on the examples of language technologies that we use frequently, this course focuses on two aspects of language use in the digital era: What language technologies are available, and how these technologies are shaping our language use (e.g., new communication styles, new semiotic resources, and new genres). This course also offers a window into popular language technologies such as spell and grammar checkers, automated speech recognition, machine translation, chatbots (e.g., Siri, Alexa), plagiarism detection, and intelligent language learning tutors. This course does not require previous knowledge of programing or computational algorithms.

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