Upcoming Courses

Linguistics graduate courses: Fall 2022

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Selected Topics in Phonology (LING 6204)

Recent advances in theoretical phonology and their application to the analysis of particular languages, with special attention to morphophonology. Emphasis will be placed on argumentation strategies and substantive evidence within phonology.

Sociolinguistics (LING 6210)

Studies the detailed patterns of variation found in any given speech community, and factors which co-vary with them, and the various theoretical models proposed to account for such variability. Students acquire a thorough grounding in the methods and theory underlying current approaches to the relationship between language and society. As their major assignment, students will complete a carefully restricted sociolinguistic project.

Experimental Phonetics (LING 6700)

Some empirical methods of studying the different stages of the “speech chain” which links speaker to hearer, with special emphasis on the acoustic and perceptual stages. The source-plus-filter theory of speech production. A survey of the range of natural articulations and their acoustic effects. Some competing theories of speech perception. Competing correlates for distinctive features (from different stages of the speech chain). The student will be required to undertake a major project or term paper which will require an original analysis or reanalysis of data. Extensive lab work will also be required

Seminar in Research Methods (LING 7000)

This course is required of all M.A. and Ph.D. students, and is normally taken in the first semester of the first year. A major focus of the course is to provide students with practice in the kinds of research and writing commonly undertaken in Linguistics. The course also covers steps commonly involved in presenting research at conferences. Other topics likely to be covered are applying for funding, ethical issues in Linguistics, building a professional profile, and university teaching and research groups. Students will be introduced to various types of software which assist in some of the tasks explored in the course. A major course component will be to research and write a “mock proposal” for individually selected research projects. Proposals may form the basis of work required by the individual’s program.

Analytical Issues in Linguistics (LING 7001)

The goal of this course is to allow students to become familiar with linguistic argumentation through close examination of primary texts focussed on a selected theme or set of themes of relevance to current linguistic issues.