zimman at linguistics dot ucsb dot edu
Department of Linguistics
South Hall 3518
California, Santa Barbara
|Courses at UCSB
- LING 106 Introduction to Phonetics (Fall
2015): This course introduces the articulatory and
acoustic properties of speech, with an emphasis on
mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet and basic
- LING 131 Sociocultural Linguistics
(Winter 2016): An interdisciplinary overview of key
issues in sociolinguistics, such as regional and
class-based variation, style and register, ethnoracially
marked varieties, multilingualism, and theories of
- LING 132 Language, Gender, and Sexuality
(Fall 2017): An introduction to the relationship between
language, gender, and sexuality. Rather than focusing on
the way women and men "speak diferently," this course
focuses on linguistic challenges to conventional
understandings of sex, gender, sexuality, and the
relationship between them.
- LING 144 Sociophonetics (Winter
2017): A new course that I will teach for the first time
this winter, LING 144 builds on the phonetic skills
developed in its prerequisite, LING 106. The skills
developed in this course include basic acoustic analysis
of fundamental frequency, vowel formants, and other
commonly analyzed phonetic features.
Courses I have taught elsewhere
- LING 233 Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Spring
2016): Historical and contemporary approaches to the
study of language, gender, and sexuality, covering
topics including the negotiation of gendered power,
normativity, identity, queerness, and the relationship
between gender and sexuality.
- LING 244 Sociophonetics (Spring
2017): The graduate version of LING 144, also new to
UCSB. This course covers analytic methods as they apply
to a wide range of of phonetic domains while also
situating these forms of sociophonetic analysis in the
context of sociocultural linguistic theory.
Reed College (Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-14)
University, Lecturer (Spring 2013)
- LING 326 Discourse (Fall 2013):
Upper-division conference course that brings together a
range of theoretical and methodological approaches to
- LING 335 Language and Gender/Queer Linguistics
(Fall 2013): This version of language and gender focuses
on "queer linguistics" as a framework for the study of
language, gender, and sexuality.
- LING 212 Introduction to Language, Culture, and
Society (Spring 2014, 2 sections): Conference
course on sociocultural linguistics that builds on the
department's introduction to linguistic analysis.
- LING 313 Advanced Topics in
Language and Society: Ethnographic Sociophonetics
(Spring 2014): A special topics course that brings
together ethnographic and sociophonetic approaches to
sociolinguistics. The course focus is on practical
research and analytic skills and the challenges of
bringing together these sometimes conflicting
of Colorado at Boulder, Graduate Part-Time
- LINGUIST 156 Language
and Gender (Spring 2013)
San Francisco State
University, Teaching Assistant (2004-2006) and Tutor
- LING 1000 Language in
US Society (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009,
Spring 2010): Large freshman-level lecture course
(enrollment of 75-175). Serves as a general education
course, a relatively non-technical introduction to
linguistics, and an introduction to sociolinguistics.
- LING 1900 Service
Learning Practicum in Literacy (Spring 2008,
Fall 2009): A service learning course for students in
LING 1000 that links linguistics students with local
literacy programs serving children and families from
minority language backgrounds.
- LING 2400 Language
and Gender (Summer 2010): A sophomore-level
course for both majors and non-majors. Fulfills CU's
cultural & gender diversity requirement.
- LING 3545 World
Language Policies (Fall 2008): A junior-level
course geared toward majors in linguistics and
international affairs that uses sociolinguistic analysis
to explore policy and politics across the globe.
- LING/ANTH 4800
Language & Culture (Spring 2009): A
senior-level interdisciplinary course focusing on the
twin fields of sociolinguistics and linguistic
anthropologies: their histories, theories, methods, and
the relationship between the two disciplines.
- ENG 420 Introduction
to the Study of Language (Teaching
Assistant, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, & Spring 2006):
Large introductory course for both majors and
non-majors. Serves as a general introduction to the
field of linguistics.
- PHIL 205 Formal Logic
I (Tutor, Fall 2003): A technical course in
formal logic required of philosophy majors.
- Humanities (Tutor,
Spring 2002): Tutored individual students in general
humanities as part of the San Francisco State University
Community Access and Retention Program.