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Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

LING: Linguistics

LING 100 (3) Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Study of language as a universal and uniquely human cognitive system: What universals do all languages share and how do languages differ? An investigation of sound systems, word-building, grammatical principles, language change, dialect variation, language acquisition, neurolinguistics. Recommended but not required for an honours, major, or minor in linquistics or speech sciences.
LING 101 (3) Languages of the World
A survey of the linguistic map of the world, examining how languages are genetically classified and how different languages evolve. Principles underlying different writing systems and the decipherment of historical documents. Issues of languages in contact, minority language endangerment, language death and the role of English as a world language. Recommended but not required for an honours, major, or minor in linquistics or speech sciences.
LING 140 (3) Challenging Language Myths
Critical consideration of a broad range of commonly held beliefs about language and its relation to the brain and cognition, learning, society, change and evolution. Note. This is an elective course that does not fulfill writing requirements in any faculty or the literature requirement in the Faculty of Arts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: ENGL 140.
LING 200 (3) Linguistic Theory and Analysis I
Introduction to phonetics and phonology; training in the identification and production of speech sounds; principles and methods for describing and writing the sound system of a language; phonological theory with reference to selected languages; the interface between phonology and morphology. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.
LING 201 (3) Linguistic Theory and Analysis II
Introduction to grammatical analysis; morphology, syntax, semantics; synchronic analysis and description with illustrations from various languages. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.
LING 209 (3) Clinical Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Introduction to speech and hearing sciences, with emphasis on the clinical perspectives of audiology and speech pathology.
LING 222 (3) Language Acquisition
Audition and speech perception, phonological organization, word learning, syntax, and pragmatics.
LING 300 (3) Studies in Grammar
Introduction to syntactic analysis and theory, with emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.
Prerequisite: LING 201.
LING 311 (3) Studies in Phonology
Introduction to phonological analysis and theory, with a strong emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.
Prerequisite: LING 200.
LING 313 (3) Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics and Speech Science
The articulatory and acoustic properties of speech production and perception, including practice in phonetic transcription, instrumental recording, and the analysis of normal speech.
Prerequisite: LING 200. Recommended: All of LING 100, PSYC 100 (or PSYC 101 and 102), PSYC 217 and 218, PHYS 341.
LING 314 (3) Instrumental Phonetics
Physiological and/or acoustic phonetics. Focus on experimental methods and analysis techniques. Topics may include: source-filter theory; spectral and temporal acoustic analysis, inter-articulator timing and motor coordination.
Prerequisite: LING 313. Recommended: All of LING 100, PSYC 100 (or PSYC 101 and 102), PSYC 217 and 218, PHYS 341.
LING 319 (3) Comparative and Historical Linguistics
The historical study of language. Linguistic change. Language families and evidence for genetic relationship. Comparative method and internal reconstruction. Emphasis on phonological and morphological reconstruction. Not offered every year.
Prerequisite: All of LING 200, LING 201.
LING 327 (3) Introduction to Semantics
The analysis and theory of linguistic meaning with emphasis on formal techniques for semantic analysis and their application to empirical phenomena in language, including pragmatics.
Prerequisite: LING 201.
LING 333 (3) Research Methods for Linguistics
Research methods used in linguistics and speech science. Emphasis on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, experimental design, and the ethics and methods of linguistic data-collection.
Prerequisite: All of LING 200, LING 201.
LING 345 (3) Pragmatics
Selected topics in pragmatics and information structure, including variations in their cross-linguistic expression and the corresponding influence of sentence form on context.
Prerequisite: One of LING 201, ENGL 331, PHIL 220.
LING 405 (3) Morphology
Analytic and theoretical consideration of the interrelation of word formation, sound patterning, and meaningful sentence structure. Not offered every year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of LING 300, LING 311. Recommended: LING 327
LING 420 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
General background to linguistic studies; the different approaches to the analysis of languages; synchronic and diachronic linguistics; phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Not available for credit toward a Major or Honours program in Linguistics.
LING 430 (3/6) d Honours Seminar in Linguistics
Research papers on general linguistic topics to be read and discussed.
LING 431 (3) Field Methods I
Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment.
Prerequisite: All of LING 300, LING 311.
LING 432 (3) Field Methods II
Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment.
Prerequisite: LING 431.
LING 433 (3) Native Languages of the Americas
Survey of the indigenous languages of the Americas. Study of the basis of genetic classification and areal similarities. The structure of representative languages will be presented and contrasted. The present status of American Indian languages will be considered. Note: this course is not necessarily offered every year.
LING 436 (3) Community-based Language Research
Research methods and partnerships, ethical paradigms, the social, cultural and historical context of language research, and the relation of language research to pedagogy, policy and planning.
LING 445 (3) Sociolinguistics
The systematic study of language as a social phenomenon.
Prerequisite: All of LING 200, LING 201.
LING 447 (3/12) d Topics in Linguistics
A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.
LING 448 (3/6) d Directed Studies
Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.
LING 449 (6) Honours Essay
LING 451 (3) Acquisition of Phonology
Development of the phonological system in typical first language acquisition from the perspective of diverse linguistic topics. Phonetic transcription of child speech.
Prerequisite: All of LING 222, LING 311.
LING 452 (3) Acquisition of Syntax
Central issues in the first language acquisition of syntax, including early lexical and semantic development, acquisition of morphology, and syntactic development (e.g., word order, questions).
Prerequisite: All of LING 222, LING 300.
LING 469 (3) Clinical Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Introduction to speech and hearing sciences with emphasis on the clinical perspectives of audiology and speech pathology.
LING 502 (4) Formal Foundations of Syntax & Semantics
Conceptual underpinnings of the study of sentence structure and meaning; core issues in syntax and semantics; the place of syntax and semantics in a model of grammar; interface issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LING 520 and 525 are recommended.
LING 505 (3/6) d Issues in Morphological Theory and Analysis
Morphology from both historical and theoretical perspectives. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 507 (4) Formal Foundations of Phonetics & Phonology
Conceptual underpinnings of the study of speech sounds; core issues in phonetics and phonology; the place of phonetics and phonology in a model of grammar; interface issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LING 508 and 510 are recommended.
LING 508 (3) Phonetic Theory & Analysis
Discussion and critical analysis of current issues in linguistic phonetics; instrumental analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 510 (3) Phonological Theory and Analysis
Discussion and critical analysis of current issues in phonological theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 512 (3) Topics in Phonetics & Phonology
Advanced topics in phonetics and phonology; in-depth analysis of specific issues and problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LING 508, LING 510.
LING 518 (3-9) d Advanced Research Seminar
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of LING 512, LING 522 or equivalent.
LING 519 (3/6) d Problems in Comparative and Historical Linguistics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 520 (3) Syntactic Theory and Analysis
Discussion and critical analysis of current issues in syntactic theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 522 (3) Topics in Syntax and Semantics
Advanced topics in syntax and semantics; in-depth analysis of specific issues and problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of LING 520, LING 525.
LING 525 (3) Semantic Theory and Analysis
Discussion and critical analysis of current issues in semantic theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 530 (3-12) d Linguistic Problems in a Special Area
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 531 (3) Field Methods in Linguistics I
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 532 (3) Field Methods in Linguistics II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: LING 531.
LING 533 (3/6) d Indian Languages of the Northwest
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 538 (3/6) d Seminar on Language Acquisition in Children
Linguistic analysis of data from children learning a first language. Intensive examination of a topic that will vary each year dealing with advanced research into phonological, syntactic, and semantic aspects of language acquisition. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 545 (3/6) d Problems in Sociolinguistics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 546 (3/6) c Directed Reading in Topics related to Linguistics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 548 (0) Major Essay
LING 549 (3-18) c Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LING 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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