Courses

The Department offers these courses yearly, on rotation or on an occasional basis. For a complete listing of potential course offerings, see the University Calendar or consult the on-line listings on BearTracks.

LING 500: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS Issues and methods involved in the experimental study of language production, comprehension, and acquisition.

LING 501: RESEARCH PROJECT SEMINAR Research methodology, literature review skills, and techniques for writing and presenting.

LING 509: SYNTACTIC THEORY Advanced syntactic analysis and related theoretical issues 

LING 510: CURRENT PHONOLOGICAL THEORY Current approaches to phonological theory, focusing on constraint-based analysis

LING 512: ACOUSTIC PHONETICS Analysis of the articulatory, perceptual, and acoustic aspects of speech.

LING 514: MULTIMODALITY IN LANGUAGE Issues and methods in the analysis and interpretation of co-speech/co-sign bodily behaviours (i.e., gestures, gaze and posture shifts, facial expressions) in face-to-face conversational interaction.

LING 515: FIELD METHODS Practical experience in linguistic data collection and the analysis of the sound and form systems of an unfamiliar language.

LING 519: CORPUS LINGUISTICS Theoretical and practical issues related to using corpora in linguistic analysis.

LING 520: COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS Theoretical and implementation aspects of: computational morphology and phonology, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, grammar engineering, lexical semantics, and corpus analysis.

LING 521: TOPICS IN CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISITIONRecent theoretical and empirical research on child language acquisition from infancy to adolescence. Topics could include monolingual or bilingual acquisition, and children with typical development or with language disorders.

LING 523: INTRO STATISTICS FOR LINGUISTIC DATA Basic statistical concepts, analysis methods and visualization techniques focusing on linguistic data 

LING 555: SPEECH PERCEPTION Overview of the historical development and current issues in the investigation of speech perception 

LING 601: PHONOLOGY I Current approaches to phonological theory, focusing on constraint-based analysis.

LING 602: SEMINAR IN SYNTAX Critical examination of selected theoretical issues in morphosyntax.

LING 603: QUANTITATIVE METHODS Multivariate statistical methods as applied to linguistic data, and other statistical techniques of interest to linguists 

LING 604: SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLINGUISTICSReview of current theories and research in psycholinguistics.

LING 605: SEMINAR IN EXPERIMENTAL PHONETICSA survey of the present state of knowledge in speech production and perception.

LING 606: SEMINAR IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS Sociolinguistics of minority/L2 language situations including standard/non-standard variants and societal challenges that accompany bilingualism.

LING 607: LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY An examination of the implications that the study of language universals and linguistic typology has for theories of grammar.

LING 608: MORPHOLOGY Current approaches to morphological theory and analysis, and their implications for grammatical theories and models of the lexicon.

LING 610: FORMAL GRAMMATICAL THEORY In-depth examination of a current grammatical theory.

LING 611: PHONOLOGY II Current examination of selected topics in phonology, focusing on issues of representation.

LING 620: SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND BILINGUALISM Major theories and issues in second language acquisition and bilingualism research 

LING 638:TOPICS IN CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISITION Recent theoretical and empirical research on child language acquisition. Special focus on either bilingual, second language, or language-impaired populations of child learners.