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Armik Mirzayan

Assistant Professor in Anthropology, General Faculty
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Anthropology
Office location and address
1702 University Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
ANTH 2430: Languages of the World
Credits: 3
An introduction to the study of language relationships and linguistic structures.  Topics covered the basic elements of grammatical description; genetic, areal, and typological relationships among languages; a survey of the world's major language groupings and the notable structures and grammatical categories they exhibit; and the issue of language endangerment. Prerequisite: One year of a foreign language or permission of instructor.
ANTH 3450: Native American Languages
Credits: 3
Introduces the native languages of North America and the methods that linguists and anthropologists use to record and analyze them. Examines the use of grammars, texts and dictionaries of individual languages and affords insight into the diversity among the languages.
LING 3559: New Course in Linguistics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of linguistics
LING 4559: New Course in Linguistics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of linguistics.
ANTH 5401: Linguistic Field Methods
Credits: 3
Investigates the grammatical structure of non-European language on the basis of data collected in class from a native speaker. A different language is the focus of study each year.
LING 5409: Acoustic Phonetics
Credits: 3
In this course on phonetics, students will explore the acoustic properties of different segment types, formants, pitch, intensity, spectra, and voice pulsing, among other phenomena. The emphasis is on parameters that influence speech intelligibility, the correlates of language variation (comparison between languages, effects of dialects), as well as some aspects of phonetic pathology. Prerequisites: LNGS 3250 or Instructor Permission
ANTH 5410: Phonology
Credits: 3
An introduction to the theory and analysis of linguistic sound systems. Covers the essential units of speech sound that lexical and grammatical elements are composed of, how those units are organized at multiple levels of representation, and the principles governing the relation between levels.     
ANTH 5541: Topics in Linguistics
Credits: 3
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with linguistics.
LING 6559: New Course in Linguistics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of linguistics.
ANTH 7450: Native American Languages
Credits: 3
Surveys the classification and typological characteristics of Native American languages and the history of their study, with intensive work on one language by each student. Some linguistics background is helpful.