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Linguistics Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

LING 111 (3) Intro to Descriptive Linguistics (Ends Dec 2021)

A study of the theoretical basis of language study, including the contrast between communication and true language, animal "language", theories of language origins, neurolinguistics, and phonetics/phonology. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

LING 111 (3) Introduction to Language and Linguistics (Effective Jan 2022)

An introduction to the core areas of linguistics and the fundamental concepts in the study of language. This course explores technical aspects of linguistic theory as well as broader questions about language as a specifically human phenomenon. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12 or equivalent.

LING 112 (3) Intro to Historical and Applied Linguistics (Ends Dec 2021)

A study of the theoretical basis of language study at more advanced levels and the applications of this theory. Topics include semantics, syntax, pragmatics, dialect, writing systems, and linguistic applications in teaching and translation. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

LING 112 (3) Language and Linguistics in Use (Effective Jan 2022)

An introduction to the key concepts in the interdisciplinary areas of linguistics, including bilingualism, language acquisition, language variation and change, language and society, language processing in the mind and brain, and Indigenous languages in Canada. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12 or equivalent required. LING 111 recommended.

LING 350 (3) Linguistics and the Dimensions of Literacy

An introduction to theoretical and historical linguistic studies and the application of this knowledge to the development and teaching of literacy skills. Considers the shaping, formative role of language in a culture and investigates assumptions about the relationship between language, thought, and culture. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.