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LING101 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis Course Page

Description: Central concepts of linguistics: linguistic categories and structure (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). Note: May not be taken by students with credit in LING 111.

LING102 Introduction to Linguistics II Course Page

Description: An introduction to cross-disciplinary and applied areas in linguistics (e.g. language change, language acquisition, language in society). Pre- or corequisite: LING 101. Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 100.

LING111 Intro to Linguistic Analysis for Language Revitalization Course Page

Description: Central concepts of linguistics: linguistic categories and structure (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) with special attention to Canadian Indigenous languages. Restricted to CILLDI program students. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 101.

LING204 English Syntax Course Page

Description: Linguistic analysis of the syntax of modern English. Prerequisite: LING 101.

LING205 Phonetics Course Page

Description: Recognizing, transcribing, and producing speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet; problems in phonetic analysis; elementary acoustic phonetics; techniques for describing the sound system of an unfamiliar language. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: LING 101.

LING211 Phonetics of Indigenous Languages Course Page

Description: Recognizing, transcribing, and producing speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet; problems in phonetic analysis; elementary acoustic phonetics; techniques for describing the sound system of Canadian Indigenous languages. Prerequisite: LING 101 or 111. Restricted to CILLDI program students. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 205.

LING212 Morphosyntax of Indigenous Languages Course Page

Description: Morphological structure and meaning in Canadian Indigenous languages, including how best to represent lexical meaning and form in a dictionary, how new words might be coined, and how these languages with their complex morphology and verb systems might be taught to adult learners. Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. Restricted to CILLDI program students. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 308 or 309.

LING213 Sentence and Discourse Patterns of Indigenous Languages Course Page

Description: Types of sentence and discourse patterns in Canadian Indigenous languages; attention to real language use across different genres (e.g. traditional stories, conversation, personal narratives, oratory and ceremony) so that CLC students can go on to collect and transcribe samples of language in context rather than word lists or sentences in isolation. Prerequisite: LING 101 or LING 111. Restricted to CILLDI program students. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in LING 308 or 309.

LING308 Morphology and the Lexicon Course Page

Description: Basic principles of word formation and structure across languages: the organization of the lexicon and representation of words. Prerequisites: LING 101, 204 and 205.

LING309 Syntax and Semantics Course Page

Description: Basic principles in syntax (constituent structure, sentence relatedness, grammatical relations) and semantics (word meaning, semantic roles, event structure). Prerequisites: LING 101 and 204.

LING310 Introductory Phonology Course Page

Description: Basic principles of phonological analysis across languages: the organization of the lexicon and representation of words. Prerequisites: LING 101 and 205.

LING311 Special Topics in Linguistics Course Page

Description: A study of recent developments in particular subareas of linguistics with special attention to the Indigenous languages of Western Canada. Prerequisite: LING 111 or consent of Department. Restricted to CILLDI program students.

LING314 Discourse Analysis Course Page

Description: Analysis of selected approaches to the study of discourse including conversational analysis, narrative structure, text analysis. Prerequisite: LING 101. Not offered every year.

LING316 Sociolinguistics Course Page

Description: An examination of phonological, syntactic, lexical, and semantic variation in language systems in connection with extra-linguistic factors such as individual, social, or demographic differences. Prerequisite: LING 101. Not offered every year.

LING319 Child Language Acquisition Course Page

Description: Basic issues in first language acquisition: theories, research methods, and major findings. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: LING 101, LING 204 and 205 recommended. Not open to students with credit in CSD 211.

LING320 Second Language Acquisition Course Page

Description: Application of linguistics to theoretical issues in second-language acquisition: properties of language, problems of languages in contact, psycholinguistic aspects of bilingualism. Prerequisite: LING 101. Recommended: LING 204.

LING321 Neurolinguistics Course Page

Description: A neurolinguistic approach to the representation and processing of linguistic structures in the brain; patterns of language breakdown resulting from damage to the brain. Prerequisites: LING 101 and 204, or consent of Department. Not offered every year.

LING323 Linguistics and the Mind Course Page

Description: The role of language and linguistics in the understanding of human information processing and the nature of mental representations. Prerequisite: LING 101.

LING324 Endangered Languages Course Page

Description: An examination of languages facing extinction: how language endangerment arises, local and global factors affecting loss, how linguistic and cultural diversity suffers, and how linguists can respond. Prerequisite: LING 101.

LING325 Writing Systems Course Page

Description: History and typology of writing systems and how different writing systems influence the reading process. Prerequisite: LING 101.

LING375 Linguistics Directed Research I Course Page

Description: Independent study of a particular sub-area of linguistics. Normally offered as a reading course and directed research practicum through special prior arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

LING399 Special Topics in Linguistics Course Page

Description: A study of recent developments in particular sub-areas of linguistics. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Normally offered only as a reading course through special arrangement.

LING400 Psycholinguistics Course Page

Description: Issues and methods involved in the experimental study of language production, comprehension, and acquisition. Prerequisites: Any two of LING 308, 309 or 310. Recommended: a course in elementary statistics.

LING401 Semantics Course Page

Description: An overview of natural language semantics across languages at both the lexical and clause levels. Topics covered include sense, reference, features, compositionality, semantic roles, logical form, categorization, and conceptualization. Prerequisite: LING 309. Not offered every year.

LING405 Historical Linguistics Course Page

Description: Principles and methods in the study of language change. Prerequisite: LING 310. Not offered every year.

LING407 Linguistic Typology Course Page

Description: A survey of similarities, differences, tendencies, and universals in the phonological, morphological, and syntactic patterns of different languages. Prerequisite: LING 309. Not offered every year.

LING419 Linguistics and Child Language Disorders Course Page

Description: Linguistic characteristics of language disorders across special populations of children. Theoretical issues in linguistic approaches to developmental language disorders. Prerequisite: LING 319; 309 recommended.

LING420 Phonological Acquisition Course Page

Description: An overview of data, theories and methodologies in the study of phonological development, including L1 and L2 production and perception. Prerequisite: LING 310.

LING455 Speech Perception Course Page

Description: Overview of the historical development and current issues in the investigation of speech perception. Prerequisite: LING 205 or PSYCO 357. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 455, or PSYCO 405 Topic: Speech Perception.

LING475 Linguistics Directed Research II Course Page

Description: Advanced study of a particular sub-area of linguistics. Normally offered as a reading course and directed research practicum through special prior arrangement. Prerequisite: LING 375 and Consent of Instructor.

LING499 Special Topics in Linguistic Theory Course Page

Description: A course designed to explore recent developments in particular areas of linguistic theory. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Normally offered only as a reading course through special arrangement.

LING500 Psycholinguistics Course Page

Description: Issues and methods involved in the experimental study of language production, comprehension, and acquisition. Prerequisite: LING 400 or consent of the department. Recommended: A course in elementary statistics.

LING501 Research Project Seminar Course Page

Description: Requires a literature review, devising research methodology, writing and defending a project proposal. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: Required for BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year. Restricted to BA Honors and graduate students in Linguistics.

LING502 Honors Project Course Page

Description: Directed Honors thesis. Prerequisites: LING 501 and consent of Department. Note: Required for and Restricted to BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year.

LING509 Syntactic Theory Course Page

Description: Advanced syntactic analysis and related theoretical issues. Prerequisite: LING 309 or consent of Department.

LING510 Current Phonological Theory Course Page

Description: Current approaches to phonological theory, focusing on constraint-based analysis. Prerequisite: LING 310 or consent of Department.

LING512 Acoustic Phonetics Course Page

Description: Analysis of the articulatory, perceptual, and acoustic aspects of speech signal; measuring the acoustic aspects of speech. Prerequisite: LING 310 or 312 (formerly LING 412).

LING513 Speech Technology Course Page

Description: Introduction to speech synthesis and speech recognition, with some time allotted to other speech and language technologies. The purpose of this course is to give students background that would be useful for work in the speech technology industry. Prerequisite: LING 205 or consent of Department.

LING515 Field Methods Course Page

Description: Practical experience in linguistic data collection and analysis of the sound and form systems of an unfamiliar language. Prerequisites: LING 205, 309 (formerly 209), and 310 (formerly 210) or consent of Department. Not offered every year.

LING519 Corpus Linguistics Course Page

Description: Theoretical and practical issues relating to using corpora in linguistic analysis: principles of corpus construction, application of corpus techniques to problems in linguistics, frequency counts, collocational searches, creating databases out of search results. Prerequisites: LING 309 and 310 or consent of department.

LING520 Computational Linguistics Course Page

Description: Theoretical and implementation aspects of: computational morphology and phonology, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, grammar engineering, lexical semantics, and corpus analysis. Prerequisites: LING 308, 209 and 310; or Consent of Department.

LING523 Introduction Statistics for Linguistic Data Course Page

Description: Basic statistical concepts, analysis methods and visualization techniques focusing on linguistic data. Prerequisite: any one of LING 308, LING 309, LING 310 or equivalent, or consent of Department.

LING555 Speech Perception Course Page

Description: Overview of the historical development and current issues in the investigation of speech perception.

LING599 Special Topics in Linguistic Research Course Page

Description: A study of recent developments in particular areas of linguistic research. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Formerly LING 443.

LING601 Phonology I Course Page

Description: Current approaches to phonological theory, focusing on constraint-based analysis-advanced level. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

LING602 Seminar in Syntax Course Page

Description: Critical examination of selected theoretical issues in morphosyntax. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

LING603 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics Course Page

Description: Multivariate statistical methods as applied to linguistic data, and other statistical techniques of interest to linguists. Prerequisite: LING 523 or consent of the Department.

LING604 Seminar in Psycholinguistics Course Page

Description: A review of the current theories and research in psycholinguistics. Prerequisite: LING 500.

LING605 Seminar in Experimental Phonetics Course Page

Description: A survey of the present state of knowledge in speech production and perception. Prerequisite: LING 512 (LING 412 prior to 1997-98). Note: offered in alternate years.

LING608 Morphology Course Page

Description: Current approaches to morphological theory and analysis and their implications for grammatical theory and models of the lexicon. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: offered in alternate years.

LING610 Formal Grammatical Theory Course Page

Description: In-depth examination of a current grammatical theory. Prerequisite: LING 602 or consent of Department. Note: offered in alternate years.

LING614 Methods in Experimental Phonetics Course Page

Description: Training in experimental phonetics research methods with emphasis on practical experience. Prerequisite: LING 512 and graduate level Statistics course.

LING620 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Course Page

Description: Major theories and issues in second language acquisition and bilingualism research. (Course is cross-listed with MLCS 620). Credit will only be granted for one of LING 620 or MLCS 620. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

LING683 Conference Course I Course Page
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LING684 Conference Course II Course Page
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LING693 Generals Paper I Course Page
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LING694 Generals Paper II Course Page
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LING903 Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Represents research activity equivalent to *3 for registration status and fee assessment purposes. Not available for Degree Credit.

LING906 Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Represents research activity equivalent to *6 for registration status and fee assessment purposes. Not available for Degree Credit.

LING909 Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Represents research activity equivalent to *9 for registration status and fee assessment purposes. Not available for Degree Credit.

LING911 Masters Research Project Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of Department.