Linguistics (LING)

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Linguistics (LING)

Location

Location

  • 1085 Dr. Penfield Avenue
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A7

About Linguistics

About Linguistics

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.

New Students

New Students

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).

Requirements

Requirements

Linguistics students must do at least two-thirds of their Linguistics courses at McGill. Honours students must also do their Honours thesis at McGill.

Inquiries may be addressed to the departmental office or the advisers for undergraduate studies.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)

Linguistics (LING) Faculty

Linguistics (LING) Faculty

Chair
Bernhard Schwarz
Emeritus Professors
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.)
Professors
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)
Associate Professors
Charles Boberg; B.A.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Penn.)
Brendan Gillon; B.A., M.A.(Mich.), M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(MIT)
Heather Goad; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(USC)
Bernhard Schwarz; M.A.(Tübingen), Ph.D.(Mass.)
Assistant Professors
Luis Alonso-Ovalle; B.A.(Oviedo), M.A., Ph.D.(Mass.)
Meghan Clayards; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.A., Ph.D.(Roch.)
Junko Shimoyama; B.A., M.A.(Ochanomizu), Ph.D.(Mass.)
Michael Wagner; M.A.(Humboldt), Ph.D.(MIT)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Minor Concentration Linguistics (18 credits)

Revision, August 2011. Start of revision. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Linguistics.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Linguistics (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Major Concentration Linguistics (36 credits)

Revision, August 2011. Start of revision.

For more information, see Major Concentration Linguistics (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Honours Linguistics (60 credits)

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For more information, see Honours Linguistics (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Joint Honours Component Linguistics (36 credits)

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For more information, see Joint Honours Component Linguistics (36 credits).

Linguistics (LING) Related Programs

Linguistics (LING) Related Programs

Minor in Cognitive Science

Minor in Cognitive Science

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 Faculty of Science > Cognitive Science.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)