# Mathematical Methods in Linguistics

Course Notes for LIN 361/539 at Stony Brook
University

Thomas Graf

Fall 2023

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Main Units

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Introduction

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N-grams for linguistics

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N-grams in language technology (optional)

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Universals and monotonicity

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Mappings

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More fun with finite-state machinery

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Background

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General Background

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Sets

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Strings

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Tuples

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Functions

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Relations

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Posets

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Linear algebra

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Additional practice exercises

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Practice exercises for n-gram grammars