LINGUISTICS

LINGUISTICS

Note: Linguistics courses are offered by the Department of Modern Languages.

LINGUISTICS 2300
Introduction to Linguistics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the central concepts of linguistics, including historical linguistics and universals of language (concepts of morphology, syntax, semantics), with a concentration in phonetics and the phonology of English and other languages. The language of instruction is English.

LINGUISTICS 2600
Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Word formation, grammatical, inflectional and derivational categories; basic principles of syntax, constituent structures, relationships among sentences, simple/complex sentences; study of lexical and clausal meaning, and nature of meaning. The language of instruction is English.

Prerequisite: Linguistics 2300.

LINGUISTICS 3700
Sociolinguistics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The relationships between language, culture and society. Language use, linguistic variations (geographical, social, situational), social and ethical issues (language and sex/gender, language and disadvantage/power, language and politeness), social factors which interact with language, cultural implications of language learning and behaviour, psycholinguistics and Canadian bilingualism. The language of instruction is English.

Prerequisite: Linguistics 2300.

LINGUISTICS 3850
Selected Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Seminars on various topics. Offerings dependent upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisite: Linguistics 2300.