Special Topics Courses

Below you will find topic descriptions for the Special Topics in Linguistics Theory Courses we are offering in the 2018-2019 Academic year.  Topics courses may be taken more than once if the course content is different year to year or section to section.


 FALL 2019      
LING 510/601
Dr. Anja Arnhold Current phonological theory  Using stress, accent and other forms of lexical prominence as an example topic, this course gives students an overview of the main phonological theories from the later 20th century up until todayWe will also discuss typological variation and its role for theory, as well as the relationship between phonetic findings and phonological theory. Students will practice phonological argumentation, applying and comparing different theoretical accounts in in-class discussion, assignments and tests. They will develop an own account in a term paper. This will also strengthen students’ skills in researching, reading and presenting academic topics orally and in writing.
 Winter 2020      
LING 499 B1

Prof. Juhani Järvikivi

Methods in experimental psycholinguistics This course will provide an introduction to and hands-on experience with experimental design, data collection, and some of the key experimental approaches in current psycholinguistics, especially language comprehension, including classical behavioural methods as well as modern eye-tracking techniques (reading, visual world, pupillometry). The course consists of readings, tutorials, and group work which aims at designing, completing, and presenting a research project.
LING 521
Prof. Johanne Paradis Dual Language Development and Disorders  This course is designed for students interested in topics like child language, bilingualism, language education and communication disorders