Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Linguistics

Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

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The Ph.D. in Linguistics provides training in the fundamentals of theoretical and experimental linguistics. The program culminates in the preparation of a thesis, which is written under the direction of a supervisory committee, and which is expected to constitute original scholarship and be a distinct contribution to knowledge.

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 (6 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 2022

    Instructors: Clayards, Meghan (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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Clayards, Meghan (Winter)

  • 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: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Clayards, Meghan (Fall) Clayards, Meghan (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 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Clayards, Meghan (Fall) Clayards, Meghan (Winter)

Note: LING 706 and LING 707 must be completed before proceeding to thesis research.

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

9-12 credits from the following:

  • LING 630 Phonetics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the current state of the field of phonetics, covering articulation, acoustics, and theories of perception and production.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Torreira, Francisco (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • 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 2022

    Instructors: Schwarz, Bernhard (Fall)

    • Fall

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Shimoyama, Junko (Fall)

    • Fall

18-21 credits to be chosen from among 500-level or above departmental course offerings in consultation with the supervisor(s) and the graduate program director. Courses in other departments may be approved by the graduate program director.

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