LINGUISTICS

LINGUISTICS

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

LINGUISTICS 2300
Introduction to Linguistics 1: Phonetics and Phonology

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

Introduction to the study of language, part one. Production and perception of speech sounds (phonetics) and sound systems (phonology) in English and other languages. Basic principles of sound change (historical phonology).

LINGUISTICS 2600
Introduction to Linguistics II: Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

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

Introduction to the study of language, part two. Internal structure of words and word formation processes (morphology). Basic sentence and phrase structure (syntax). Analysis of word and sentence meaning (semantics).

Prerequisite: Linguistics 2300.

LINGUISTICS 3400
First Language Acquisition

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

Introduction to first language acquisition. Topics include: research methods; phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical and communicative development; language acquisition in special circumstances (deafness, blindness, mental retardation, autism); bilingual language acquisition.

Prerequisites: Linguistics 2300 and 2600.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Linguistics 3400 and any of Linguistics 3850 (Language Acquisition), Linguistics 3850 (Psycholinguistiics and Language Acquisition), or Psychology 3000 (Psycholinguistics & Language Acquisition).

LINGUISTICS 3600
Practical Phonetics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0

A practical course in phonetics with an emphasis on transcription and pronunciation of the entire International Phonetic Alphabet. Topics include: the functions of the speech organs; speech production and articulation; analysis of speech sounds, stress and intonation; suprasegmental phenomena. Use of the language laboratory.

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.

Prerequisites: Linguistics 2300 and 2600.

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.

Prerequisites: Linguistics 2300 and 2600. Additional prerequisites may be specified for individual offerings.

LINGUISTICS 4000
Seminars in Linguistics (Series)

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

Senior seminars involving original research on or in-depth study of topics in linguistics, or the advanced study of an individual language or language family. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.

Prerequisites: Linguistics 2300 and 2600. Additional prerequisites may be specified for individual offerings.