a list of links to random advice
is periodically udated here
My office is 25 Oxley Hall but I'm never there except during office hours
or by prior appointment.
[When the Autumn Semester starts, I'll post office hours here.]
The easiest way to get in touch with me to make an appointment
is by e-mail (beckman.2 at osu dot edu).
current and recent courses
- Ling 5051 -- Quantitative Methods, Term 2 of Spring Semester 2014.
(This is an intensive -- i.e., compressed into 7 weeks -- version of the same
full-term graduate course that we developed in the 1990s.
This term, we are using Keith Johnson's
Methods in Linguistics, which is one of two textbooks that have been
developed in this course. The other is Shravan Vasishth and Michael Broe's
Statistics: A Simulation-based Approach. You can appreciate the recent
acceleration of developments in this area by noting that the latter book
already "has been superceded" by
lecture notes from Shravan's annual summer course.)
- Ling 7091 (formerly Ling 801) -- Historical Linguistics I (Historical Phonology), May Session 2013
- Ling 2051 and Ling 2051H (formerly Ling 286 and Ling 286H) -- Analyzing the Sounds of Languages, Autumn 2012
(These are the regular version and the honors version of an undergraduate course that is designed to fill the data analysis
GEC requirement. We use a textbook on statistics and probability that
Bridget Smith, and I are writing.)
- Ling 600.02 -- Laboratory Phonology, Spring 2012
- Ling 795.03 -- Seminar Discussion Groups: Phonetics / Phonology , Spring 2012
- Ling 795.47 -- Seminar Discussion Groups: Language Acquisition , Spring 2012
- Ling 600.01 -- Phonetic Theory, Autumn 2011