Current and upcoming teaching

Updated June 3, 2021

Feel free to contact me if you require further information, brittain@mun.ca.

Fall 2021 I will be teaching LING 3000, LING 3951 and LING 7000. Course delivery detiasl are in the process of being worked out by the university administration.

Undergraduate

  • LING 3000 Morphology: This course is an introduction to the study of word structure, which provides a comprehensive overview of morphological phenomena in a wide variety of languages. Topics include inflection, derivation, morphophonology, and operations which change grammatical functions. PR: LING 1103 and LING 1104
    • Required text: What is Morphology? (2nd edition) by Mark Aronoff & Kirsten Fudeman. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Available in print and e-book format.
    • Course outline from previous offering using the same text (2017). The Fall 2021 course may differ from the 2017 course in any aspect other than the text.
  • LING 3951 Language Endangerment and Revitalization: This course provides an introduction to the key issues surrounding the discussion of endangered languages. Causes, consequences, and efforts to reverse the process of decline (language revitalization or maintenance) are examined through consideration of case studies from around the world. Theoretical models developed to evaluate the current status and future prospects of endangered languages are also considered. The course is likely to include substantial discussion of the situation in Canada and the USA. PR: LING 1100
    • Required text: Endangered Languages: An Introduction, by Sally G. Thomason, Cambridge University Press, 2015. Available in print and e-book format.
    • Course outline from previous offering using the same text (2017). The Fall 2021 course may differ from the 2017 course in any aspect other than the text.

Graduate

  • LING 7000 Seminar in Research Methods: This course is required of all M.A. and Ph.D. students, and is normally taken in the second semester of the first year. The course provides practice in research and bibliographical techniques regularly used in linguistics, as well as in techniques used in the preparation of paper abstracts and research grant applications. It also serves as an introduction to ethical concerns in research, as well as to issues related to university teaching and research. A major course component consists of individual students’ research into the topic(s) selected for comprehensive paper(s) and/or thesis proposal, depending on the program. Students will be expected to make at least one oral presentation of their topic to the department.

Contact

Julie Brittain

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000