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Joint Honours Component Linguistics (36 credits)

Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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 their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Joint 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 Joint Honours Thesis, LING 481D1/D2. According to Faculty of Arts regulations, Joint 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 Joint Honours Thesis. Inquiries may be addressed to the departmental office or to the Adviser for Undergraduate Studies.

Required Courses (21 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Junko Shimoyama, Peter Milne (Fall) Jessica Coon, Peter Milne (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 2015

    Instructors: Peter Milne (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 2014

    Instructors: Peter Milne (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 2014

    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 2015

    Instructors: Lisa De Mena Travis (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 201.
  • LING 481D1 Joint Honours Thesis (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the Joint Honours thesis on an approved subject.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Students must register for both LING 481D1 and LING 481D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LING 481D1 and LING 481D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LING 481D2 Joint Honours Thesis (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the Joint Honours thesis on an approved subject.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LING 481D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LING 481D1 and LING 481D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • 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 2014, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Oran Magal (Fall)

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

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits in Linguistics (LING) selected as follows:

9 credits must be at the 400 or 500 level, 3 of which must be selected from the following list, and
6 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Charles Soren Boberg (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2015

    Instructors: Charles Soren Boberg (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 201 and LING 330 or permission of instructor
  • LING 550 Computational Linguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Hands-on introduction to concepts and methods for the computational study of linguistic data. Topics will be introduced in the context of models or results from experimental linguistics, then further explored in empirical datasets using core methods for speech and language processing. A central focus will be practical skills for computational analysis of language, including an intensive introduction to programming, using text and speech corpora, and core machine learning tools.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Morgan Sonderegger (Winter)

    • Prerequistie(s): A 300-level course in LING (3 or more credits) or a 300-level course in COMP (3 or more credits), 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 371 and either LING 355 or LING 390.
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