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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Linguistics

Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

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

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • LING 601 Graduate Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : A seminar dedicated to graduate student research and professional training.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

  • LING 602 Graduate Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : A seminar dedicated to graduate student research and professional training.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

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

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (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 2013

    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 2013

    Instructors: Bernhard Schwarz (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: PHIL 210
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Lisa De Mena Travis (Fall)

    • Fall
  • LING 706 Ph.D. Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the first research paper required in the Ph.D program.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Winter)

  • LING 707 Ph.D. Evaluation 2

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the second research paper required in the in the Ph.D program.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: LING 330 and LING 320.
  • LING 530 Acoustic Phonetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of acoustic phonetics, focusing on an acoustic model of sound production by the vocal tract and the principles and techniques of acoustic analysis of speech. Classes will be a mix of lectures and hands-on lab-based activities and class discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Meghan Clayards (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 201 and LING 330 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 355 and LING 371 and permission of instructor
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 371 and either LING 355 or LING 390.
  • LING 620 Experimental Linguistics: Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to experimental research methods for linguists.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Wagner, Morgan Sonderegger (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 305 or equivalent
  • LING 650 Testing Theories in the Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : A course combining linguistic theory and appropriate experimental methods. Students will work on theoretical problems and develop techniques to test them experimentally. They will learn how to design and run experiments, and to evaluate experimental results and present them in a theoretical context.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 671 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 721 Advanced Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An advanced seminar on current linguistic research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Topic varies by year.
  • LING 722 Advanced Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An advanced seminar on current linguistic research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Topic varies by year.
  • LING 751 Advanced Seminar: Experimental 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An advanced seminar on current experimental research in linguistics. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • LING 752 Advanced Seminar: Experimental 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An advanced seminar on current experimental research in linguistics. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LING 660 or LING 671.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LING 560.

9 additional credits from one of the following streams:

Theory Stream:

  • LING 635 Phonology 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Exploration of current topics in phonological theory.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Morgan Sonderegger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 631
  • LING 665 Semantics 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Further introduction to the basics of natural language semantics.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Luis Fernando Alonso-Ovalle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 660.
  • LING 675 Syntax 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Continuation of LING 671.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Junko Shimoyama (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 671

Experimental Stream:

Students in this stream cannot take LING 620 in the first group of Complementary Courses.

6 credits from the following:

  • LING 530 Acoustic Phonetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of acoustic phonetics, focusing on an acoustic model of sound production by the vocal tract and the principles and techniques of acoustic analysis of speech. Classes will be a mix of lectures and hands-on lab-based activities and class discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Meghan Clayards (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 201 and LING 330 or permission of instructor
  • LING 635 Phonology 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Exploration of current topics in phonological theory.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Morgan Sonderegger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 631
  • LING 665 Semantics 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Further introduction to the basics of natural language semantics.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Luis Fernando Alonso-Ovalle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 660.
  • LING 675 Syntax 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Continuation of LING 671.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Junko Shimoyama (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 671

3 credits:

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