Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Linguistics

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Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Note: Students can select between the Theory Stream or the Experimental Stream.

Thesis

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • LING 615 Logic for Semantics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to logic as applied to natural language semantics. Basic propositional and predicate logic; with special emphasis on truth functions; models and variable assignments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • LING 619 Experimental Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Foundations of the relationship between linguistic theory and experimental linguistics (language acquisition, neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics).

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Yosef Grodzinsky (Winter)

    • Winter
  • LING 631 Phonology 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Foundations of phonological theory, focusing on issues in segmental and prosodic structure.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Heather Goad (Fall)

    • Fall
  • LING 660 Semantics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the basics of natural language semantics.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Bernhard Schwarz (Fall)

  • LING 671 Syntax 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : In-depth overview of current issues in theoretical syntax. Emphasis will be placed on the logic and development of argumentation in syntactic theory.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
  • LING 701 Ph.D. Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : .

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LING 700.
  • LING 702 Ph.D. Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : .

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Winter)

    • Winter
  • LING 706 Ph.D. Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : .

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Winter)

  • LING 707 Ph.D. Evaluation 2

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : .

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall) Michael Wagner (Winter)

Note: LING 706 and LING 707 must be completed before proceeding to thesis research.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • LING 520 Sociolinguistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : A seminar on variationist "micro-sociolinguistics", including a survey of the most important primary literature on sociolinguistic variation and introduction to sociolinguistic fieldwork.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 320 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 521 Dialectology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : An introduction to the theory and methods of dialectology (the study of regional variation in language) with an emphasis on connections with linguistic theory. Students will also acquire a practical knowledge of major differences among dialects of English, and will gain hands-on experience in the planning, implementation and analysis of a dialect survey.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Charles Soren Boberg (Winter)

  • LING 555 Language Acquisition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : A detailed overview of recent experimental work on first language acquisition of syntax within the principles and parameters framework, concentrating on both theoretical and methodological issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • LING 590 Language Acquisition and Breakdown (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Theoretical and experimental perspectives on an imperfect language faculty, in the context of current linguistic theory and state-of-the-art experimental methods and techniques. Comparison of linguistic abilities of normally developing children, children with language disorders (e.g., SLI), and adults with disrupted linguistic abilities (e.g., aphasic patients).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • LING 651 Topics in Acquisition of Phonology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An examination of theoretically informed work on the first language acquisition of phonology.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Heather Goad (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: LING 331 or LING 631 or permission of instructor. A course in language acquisition is highly recommended.
  • LING 655 Theory of L2 Acquisition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Interlanguage grammars and the role of Universal Grammar in second language acquisition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 671 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 690 Seminar in Neurolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Survey of methods and results relevant to cerebral representation of grammatical systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LING 671 or permission of instructor
  • LING 720 Advanced Seminar in Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Topics vary from year to year; will typically focus on the study of language variation and change, and on English and French in North America.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): LING 520 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 755 Advanced Seminar: Language Acquisition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Current topics in language acquisition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • LING 790 Advanced Seminar in Neurolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : .

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LING 671 or permission of instructor.

6 additional credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level at least one in the student's intended research area.

Note: Students intending to specialize in semantics must take the following course:

  • LING 661 Advanced Formal Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : This course presents the formal methods used in the study of syntax or semantics. Topics include basic set theory as well as partial orders and lattices.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Brendan S Gillon (Fall)

9 additional credits from one of the following streams:

Theory Stream:

Experimental Stream:

3 credits in statistics at the 500, 600, or 700 level and 6 credits from the following:

Faculty of Arts—2011-2012 (last updated Jan. 26, 2012) (disclaimer)