Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Topics include: the structure of the world’s languages at the level of sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), and meaning (semantics); how people learn languages (acquisition); how people use two languages (bilingualism); how language is processed and represented in the brain (psycho- and neurolinguistics); how languages change over time (historical linguistics); and how languages vary in relation to region and social identity (dialectology and sociolinguistics). In addition to preparing students for advanced academic work in linguistics and related disciplines (e.g., anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, or psychology), courses in linguistics provide a useful background for many careers, for example, language teaching, translation, child psychology, speech-language pathology, communication, and speech technology.
The Linguistics department offers a minor concentration, a major concentration, an honours program, and a joint honours program with other departments in the Faculty of Arts.
Students who are registering with the Department for the first time must attend the Department orientation meeting before seeing an adviser (www.mcgill.ca/linguistics/undergraduate).
|C. Douglas Ellis; B.A.(Camb.), B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Tor.), M.A.(Yale), Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Myrna Gopnik; M.A., Ph.D.(Penn.)|
|Michel Paradis; B.A.(Montr.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.), Ph.D.(Montr.), F.R.S.C.|
|Glyne L. Piggott; B.A.(W.I.), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Brendan Gillon; B.A., M.A.(Mich.), M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(MIT)|
|Yosef Grodzinsky; B.Sc.(Hebrew), Ph.D.(Brandeis) (Canada Research Chair)|
|Lisa de M. Travis; B.A.(Yale), Ph.D.(MIT)|
|Lydia White; M.A.(Camb.), Ph.D.(McG.) (James McGill Professor)|
|Charles Boberg; B.A.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Penn.)|
|Heather Goad; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(USC)|
|Bernhard Schwarz; M.A.(Tübingen), Ph.D.(Mass.)|
|Luis Alonso-Ovalle; B.A.(Oviedo), M.A., Ph.D.(Mass.)|
|Meghan Clayards; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.A., Ph.D.(Roch.)|
|Jessica Coon; B.A.(Reed), Ph.D.(MIT)|
|Junko Shimoyama; B.A., M.A.(Ochanomizu), Ph.D.(Mass.)|
|Michael Wagner; M.A.(Humboldt), Ph.D.(MIT)|
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Linguistics.
For more information, see Minor Concentration Linguistics (18 credits).
For more information, see Major Concentration Linguistics (36 credits).
Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 (B+ average) in their program courses and a minimum grade of B+ must be obtained in three out of four of the following courses: LING 330, LING 331, LING 360, LING 371, as well as in the Honours Thesis, LING 480D1/D2. According to Faculty of Arts regulations, Honours students must also maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in ...
For more information, see Honours Linguistics (60 credits).
Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and ...
For more information, see Joint Honours Component Linguistics (36 credits).
Students following major or honours programs in Linguistics with an interest in cognition may want to consider the Minor in Cognitive Science. For more information, see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Cognitive Science.