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Honours Linguistics (60 credits)

Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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 general.

The requirement for First Class Honours is a CGPA of 3.50 and a minimum grade of A- in the Honours Thesis. Inquiries may be addressed to the departmental office or to the Adviser for Undergraduate Studies.

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Primarily for students intending to take further courses in linguistics. Topics include: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Students will be introduced to techniques of linguistic analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Jessica Coon Burgess, Alexandra Simonenko (Fall) Junko Shimoyama, Walter Pedersen (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • No prerequisite.
  • LING 330 Phonetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Transcription, identification, and production of speech sounds. Introduction to the acoustic properties of speech sounds, acoustic analysis of speech, and auditory phonetics.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Morgan Sonderegger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LlNG 201
  • LING 331 Phonology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to phonological theory and analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Emily Elfner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: LING 330.
  • LING 360 Introduction to Semantics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the rudiments of semantics, focusing on those aspects of meaning that are invariant across contexts and the ways in which the meaning of a complex expression is determined by the meanings of its constituents.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brendan S Gillon (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 201 and PHIL 210
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LING 370.
  • LING 371 Syntax 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the study of generative syntax of natural languages, emphasizing basic concepts and formalism: phrase structure rules, transformations, and conditions on rules.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lisa De Mena Travis (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 201.
  • LING 480D1 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Honours thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Heather Goad (Fall)

    • Students must register for both LING 480D1 and LING 480D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LING 480D1 and LING 480D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • LING 480D1 and LING 480D2 together are equivalent to LING 480.
  • LING 480D2 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : See LING 480D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

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

    • Prerequisite: LING 480D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LING 480D1 and LING 480D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • LING 480D1 and LING 480D2 together are equivalent to LING 480.
  • PHIL 210 Introduction to Deductive Logic 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to propositional and predicate logic; formalization of arguments, truth tables, systems of deduction, elementary metaresults, and related topics.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Michael Frank Hallett (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 318

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits with 24 credits in Linguistics and 12 credits in related fields.

24 linguistics (LING) credits are selected as follows:

15 linguistics credits must be at the 400 or 500 level,
3 of which are selected from the following list, and
9 other credits in linguistics, usually at the 200 or 300 level.

  • LING 425 Historical Linguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : An examination of how languages change over time and the methods that allow us to study linguistic history. Topics include: types of language change (sound change, anology, etc.) linguistic reconstruction, the origins of modern languages.

    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 330 and LING 320 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 450 Laboratory Linguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Students with a background in some core area(s) of linguistics will learn how to test linguistic theories in the lab. The focus is on learning by doing: Students will design and carry out their own experiments, and will learn some basic statistics to evaluate them.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: LING 201 and either LING 330 or LING 331, or permission of instructor.
  • LING 451 Acquisition of Phonology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Exploration of the development of prosodic and segmental structure in children, with an emphasis on current theoretically-informed work in this area.

    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 331; a course in language acquisition highly recommended.
  • LING 455 Second Language Syntax (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : The nature of the linguistic knowledge acquired by second language learners, focusing on description and explanation of second language syntax and morphology.

    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 301 or LING 371.
  • 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.

Other Fields

12 credits in related fields selected from the following list.

Computer Science

  • COMP 230 Logic and Computability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Propositional Logic, predicate calculus, proof systems, computability Turing machines, Church-Turing thesis, unsolvable problems, completeness, incompleteness, Tarski semantics, uses and misuses of Gödel's theorem.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Dirk Schlimm (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: CEGEP level mathematics.
  • COMP 250 Introduction to Computer Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : An introduction to the design of computer algorithms, including basic data structures, analysis of algorithms, and establishing correctness of programs. Overview of topics in computer science.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Mathieu Blanchette (Fall) Doina Precup, Mathieu Blanchette (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
    • Restrictions: COMP 203 and COMP 250 are considered to be equivalent from a prerequisite point of view, and cannot both be taken for credit.

French Language and Literature

  • FREN 231 Linguistique française (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Bref historique de la linguistique française de F. de Saussure à nos jours. Description linguistique du français moderne (éléments de phonologie, de phonétique normative, de lexicologie, de sémantique évolutive et synchronique, de syntaxe et de morphologie).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Pierre Folliet (Fall)

  • FREN 336 Histoire de la langue française (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Histoire de la langue française, du bas-latin à la langue moderne. Étude de l'évolution phonétique, syntaxique, sémantique. Étude de textes des différentes époques.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Bouchard (Fall)

  • FREN 434 Sociolinguistique du français (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Éléments de sociolinguistique et leur application aux pays francophones. Rapports entre les aspects phonologiques, grammaticaux et lexicologiques du parler et le milieu social. Langues en contact, planification linguistique.

    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.

Language

Any course in language (other than the student's native language) - literature courses are not acceptable.

Mathematics

  • MATH 240 Discrete Structures 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Mathematical foundations of logical thinking and reasoning. Mathematical language and proof techniques. Quantifiers. Induction. Elementary number theory. Modular arithmetic. Recurrence relations and asymptotics. Combinatorial enumeration. Functions and relations. Partially ordered sets and lattices. Introduction to graphs, digraphs and rooted trees.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Dana Louis Addario-Berry (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Corequisite: MATH 133.
    • Restriction: For students in any Computer Science program. Others only with the instructor's permission. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 235.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 304 Chomsky (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : Philosophical aspects of Chomsky's contribution to psychology, linguistic theory, theories of human nature, and to politics.

    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.

  • PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A survey of major positions of the mind-body problem, focusing on such questions as: Do we have minds and bodies? Can minds affect bodies? Is mind identical to body? If so, in what sense "identical"? Can physical bodies be conscious.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Ian Jeffrey Gold (Fall)

  • PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of central notions in the philosophy of language (reference, meaning, and truth, e.g.), the puzzles these notions give rise to, and the relevance of these notions to such questions as: What is language? How is communication possible? What is understanding? Is language rule-governed.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Frank Hallett (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or equivalent and one intermediate course in philosophy
  • PHIL 515 Seminar: Philosophy of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in the philosophy of language.

    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: PHIL 415 or written permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

Psychology

  • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The course is an introduction to the field studying how human cognitive processes, such as perception, attention, language, learning and memory, planning and organization, are related to brain processes. The material covered is primarily based on studies of the effects of different brain lesions on cognition and studies of brain activity in relation to cognitive processes with modern functional neuroimaging methods.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Michalakis Petrides (Fall) Michalakis Petrides (Summer)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures; 1 conference
  • PSYC 316 Psychology of Deafness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Basic introduction to the field of deafness from a psychological perspective. Topics include effect of deafness on sensory, perceptual, cognitive, intellectual and linguistic processes. Impact of deafness on children and families.

    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
    • 2 lectures; 1 conference
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 340 Psychology of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : A survey of issues in psycholinguistics, focusing on the nature and processing of language (e.g., how we understand speech sounds, words, sentences, and discourse). Also surveyed: language and thought, the biological foundations of language, and first 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: PSYC 212 or PSYC 213.
  • PSYC 341 The Psychology of Bilingualism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : This course will examine issues in bilingualism, including second language acquisition in children and adults, critical period hypothesis, cognitive consequences and correlates of bilingualism, social psychological aspects of bilingualism, and bilingual education.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Debra Ann Titone (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures
    • Prerequisites: Introductory Psychology, and PSYC 340 or introduction to linguistics; or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 530 Applied Topics in Deafness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Covers fundamental topics in deafness (sensory, perceptual, cognitive, social, linguistic, education and health issues) from an applied psychological perspective. Lectures and seminar presentations plus field work involving ASL/LSQ.

    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
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 340 or PSYC 316 or equivalent. Permission of instructor
  • PSYC 532 Cognitive Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The multi-disciplinary study of intelligent systems. Problems in vision, memory, categorization, choice, problem solving, cognitive development, syntax, language acquisition, and rationality. Rule-based and connectionist approaches.

    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: Admission to the Cognitive Science Minor or permission of instructor. Students should ideally have some cognitive science background in at least two disciplines
  • PSYC 561 Methods: Developmental Psycholinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Approaches and methods used in investigations of the development of language and communication. A case study approach, observational-correlational approach versus experimental-manipulative approach, cross sectional design versus longitudinal design.

    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
    • 3 hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: PSYC 340 and LING 355 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Statistics

Any course in statistics (from any department).

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)