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Linguistics Courses

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Linguistics program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN, SEMR and LGLC could have in-person components.

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AP/LING 1000 6.00

Introduction to Linguistics

CROSSLISTED COURSE: GL EN 2605 & GL LIN 2065 This course examines fundamental principles of language structure and interpretation. The focus is on the core ...

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AP/LING 2110 3.00

Phonetics

CROSSLISTED COURSE: GL EN 3603 & GL LIN 3603 This course provides a brief discussion of the anatomical and physiological bases of the production of ...

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AP/LING 2120 3.00

Phonology 1: Analysis

CROSSLISTED COURSES: GL EN 3601 & GL LIN 3601 This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the analytical skills necessary for more advanced ...

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AP/LING 2130 3.00

Morphology 1: Analysis

This course provides an introduction to the nature and organization of morphological patterns in human languages. Students are exposed to a range of cross-linguistic data, ...

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AP/LING 2140 3.00

Syntax 1: Analysis

This course offers an introduction to syntactic analysis, building on concepts acquired in Linguistics 1000 and Linguistics 2130, and paves the way for Linguistics 3140. ...

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AP/LING 2200 3.00

Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences

This course introduces students to key aspects of speech sciences, including acoustic phonetics, speech perception, speech production and audition, as well as fundamental concepts in ...

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AP/LING 2400 3.00

Language in its Social Context

This course provides an introduction to language as a social phenomenon. Topics include: approaches to the study of language in its social context; linguistic diversity ...

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AP/LING 2410 3.00

Language and Gender

This course explores the relationship between language and sex/gender systems from a feminist perspective. The main areas investigated are language and gender stereotypes; language, power ...

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AP/LING 2420 3.00

Language and Culture

This course investigates the relationship between language and culture by exploring analyses of language use in social interaction in both Western and non-Western societies. It ...

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AP/LING 2430 3.00

Language Power and Persuasion

This course investigates the role of language in creating and maintaining power asymmetries in society, focusing in particular on the covert ways in which language ...

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AP/LING 2450 3.00

Language and the Law

This course explores ways in which linguistics can shed light on language use in the legal system. The course is divided into four sections:1. the ...

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AP/LING 2800 3.00

Language and Mind

This course explores how the structures of human language reflect the architecture of the human mind. Linguistics issues are related to topics in vision, philosophy, ...

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AP/LING 3040 3.00

Historical Linguistics

This course is an introduction to the study of languages as they change through time, and to the related topics of dialect geography and linguistic ...

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AP/LING 3060 3.00

Linguistic History of English

A study of the principal changes in the English language from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day.COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: GL/EN/LIN 4606 6.0; AS/LING 4060 3.0 ...

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AP/LING 3120 3.00

Phonology 2: Theory

This course builds on the skills acquired in AP/LING 2120 3.0. Students will continue with problem sets from a variety of languages, while being introduced ...

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AP/LING 3140 3.00

Syntax 2: Theory

This course focuses on core aspects of syntactic theory from a Minimalist perspective. Concepts covered in AP/LING 2140 are assumed throughout. Topics discussed include argument ...

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AP/LING 3150 3.00

Semantics

This course is an introduction to topics in formal semantics. The emphasis is on providing students with an understanding of a wide range of semantic ...

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AP/LING 3160 3.00

Discourse Analysis

This course provides an introduction to discourse analysis, that is, the analysis of spoken and written texts in context. Central issues examined include: the relation ...

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AP/LING 3210 3.00

First Language Acquisition

This course provides an introduction to children's acquisition of linguistic knowledge, including lexical, morphological, phonological, syntactic, and pragmatic development, and familiarizes students with fundamental issues ...

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AP/LING 3220 3.00

Psycholinguistics

This section of the course approaches the psychology of language from the perspective of linguistics. After a brief introduction to language structure, the main focus ...

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AP/LING 3240 3.00

Second Language Acquisition

This course provides an introduction to second language acquisition. Issues discussed include linguistic, biological, cognitive, socio-psychological, and socio-educational aspects of second language acquisition. A variety ...

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AP/LING 3400 3.00

Sociolinguistics

This course provides a survey of theoretical and methodological issues in the study of language variation and change, using the framework of variationist sociolinguistics. Topics ...

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AP/LING 3410 3.00

Writing Systems

This course deals with the interaction of spoken language and writing structure. Topics such as the origin and development of alphabetic writing in the ancient ...

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AP/LING 3440 3.00

Bilingualism

This course takes a sociolinguistic approach to the study of bilingualism, with specific focus on the social factors which give rise to and constrain bilingualism, ...

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AP/LING 4060 3.00

Canadian English

This course provides an overview of the history, linguistic structure and sociolinguistics of English as spoken in Canada. Topics include: the roots of Canadian English; ...

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AP/LING 4120 3.00

Advanced Phonology

This course concentrates on recent advances in phonological theory within a generative framework. Specific topics include constraint- vs. rule-based approaches to phonology, segmental representation, markedness, ...

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AP/LING 4140 3.00

Advanced Syntax

This course aims at providing students with an in-depth understanding of the interaction between theoretical assumptions, analysis and data in syntax. The course concentrates primarily ...

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AP/LING 4150 3.00

Topics in the Syntax-Semantics Interface

This course explores issues at the syntax-semantics interface. Topics include the interaction between case, aspect and DP type, the distinction between syntactic versus semantic arguments, ...

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AP/LING 4220 3.00

Acoustic Phonetics

An investigation of acoustic-phonetic aspects of speech and their relation to speech perception and recognition. Practical experience in techniques of acoustic-phonetic research.Prerequisite: AP/LING 2110 3.0 ...

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AP/LING 4230 3.00

Language and the Brain

This course focuses on the relationship between the human brain and comprehension, production, and acquisition of language. It surveys a variety of language disorders, such ...

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AP/LING 4320 6.00

Field Methods

This course provides students with the skills and techniques necessary to conduct independent linguistic field work.PREREQUISITES: AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0 ...

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AP/LING 4350 3.00

Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Pidgins and creoles are languages that develop from contact between groups of people having no common means of communication. This course examines the historical and ...

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AP/LING 4400 3.00

Research in Sociolinguistic Variation and Change

This course is a practical introduction to sociolinguistic research. We discuss methods of sociolinguistic data collection, including surveys, the sociolinguistic interview and participant observation, and ...

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AP/LING 4440 3.00

Syntactic Change

This course deals with morpho-syntactic change from a generative perspective. The general questions addressed will include the following: Why are some grammatical features better preserved ...

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AP/LING 4900 6.00

Individualized Reading

This course may be offered by agreement among a senior student, a faculty member, and the Department.PREREQUISITE: AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 ...

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AP/LING 4900 3.00

Individualized Reading

This course may be offered by agreement among a senior student, a faculty member, and the Department.PREREQUISITE: AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 ...

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