LING - Linguistics

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Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the LING code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

LING 101 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 102 - Linguistics in Action View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to cross-disciplinary and applied areas in linguistics (e.g. language change, language acquisition, language in society). Pre/corequisite: LING 101.


LING 111 - Intro to Linguistic Analysis for Language Revitalization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 199 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of recent developments in particular sub-areas of linguistics. Can be repeated twice when topics vary.


LING 204 - Syntax of the World's Languages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Exploration of morphological and syntactic phenomena found in English and other languages of the world. Prerequisite: LING 101.


LING 205 - Phonetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Prerequisite: LING 101.


LING 211 - Phonetics of Indigenous Languages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 212 - Morphosyntax of Indigenous Languages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 213 - Sentence and Discourse Patterns of Indigenous Languages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 224 - Endangered Languages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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. Students cannot receive credit for both LING 224 and 324.


LING 308 - Morphology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic principles of word formation and structure across languages. Prerequisites: LING 101, 204, and 310.


LING 309 - Syntax View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic principles of syntactic analysis and an introduction to theoretical approaches. Prerequisites: LING 101 and 204.


LING 310 - Phonology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic principles of phonological analysis across languages: representation of sounds and sound changes. Prerequisites: LING 101 and 205.


LING 311 - Special Topics in Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 314 - Discourse Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 316 - Sociolinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 319 - Child Language Acquisition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic issues in first language acquisition: theories, research methods, and major findings. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Prerequisite: LING 101, LING 204 and 205 recommended. Not open to students with credit in CSD 211.


LING 320 - Second Language Acquisition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 321 - Neurolinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 323 - Linguistics and the Mind View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 325 - Writing Systems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 360 - Indigenous Languages of the Americas View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to Indigenous languages of North, Central and South America, including linguistic, cultural and sociopolitical aspects. Prerequisite: LING 101.


LING 361 - Language Revitalization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods in the revitalization of endangered languages in Canada and around the world. Prerequisite: LING 101 and 224.


LING 362 - Language Documentation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods in the documentation of endangered languages, from community collaboration, to recording speakers, to the preparation and deposit of documentary data in permanent collections. Prerequisite: LING 204 and 205.


LING 363 - Lexicography View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The theories and methods used in making dictionaries and describing lexical items, including the creation of bilingual lexica for language documentation. Prerequisite: LING 101.


LING 375 - Linguistics Directed Research I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


LING 399 - Special Topics in Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 400 - Psycholinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 401 - Semantics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 402 - Honors Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Research relating to a student's honors project in linguistics. Normally offered as a research practicum through special prior arrangement. Note: Required for and restricted to BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year.


LING 405 - Historical Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 407 - Linguistic Typology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 414 - Multimodality in Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods in the analysis and interpretation of co-speech/co-sign bodily behaviours (i.e. gestures, gaze and posture shifts, facial expressions) in face-to-face conversational interaction. Prerequisite: LING 314 or consent of Department. Not offered every year.


LING 419 - Linguistics and Child Language Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 420 - Phonological Acquisition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 455 - Speech Perception View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 460 - Practicum in Language Documentation and Revitalization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practical application of skills to on-going language documentation and revitalization projects. Prerequisite: LING 361 or 362.


LING 475 - Linguistics Directed Research II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


LING 499 - Special Topics in Linguistic Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 500 - Psycholinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods involved in the experimental study of language production, comprehension, and acquisition. Prerequisite: LING 400 or consent of the department. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics. Recommended: A course in elementary statistics.


LING 501 - Research Project Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 502 - Honors Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

Directed Honors thesis. Prerequisites: LING 402 and 501 and consent of Department. Note: Required for and restricted to BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year.


LING 502A - Honors Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

Directed Honors thesis. Prerequisites: LING 402 and 501 and consent of Department. Note: Required for and restricted to BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year.


LING 502B - Honors Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

Directed Honors thesis. Prerequisites: LING 402 and 501 and consent of Department. Note: Required for and restricted to BA Honors students in Linguistics in their final year.


LING 509 - Syntactic Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 510 - Current Phonological Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 512 - Acoustic Phonetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Analysis of the articulatory, perceptual, and acoustic aspects of speech signal; measuring the acoustic aspects of speech. Prerequisite: LING 310. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 513 - Speech Technology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 514 - Multimodality in Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues and methods in the analysis and interpretation of co-speech/co-sign bodily behaviours (i.e. gestures, gaze and posture shifts, facial expressions) in face-to-face conversational interaction. Prerequisite: LING 314 or consent of Department. Not offered every year. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 515 - Field Methods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practical experience in linguistic data collection and analysis of the sound and form systems of an unfamiliar language. Prerequisites: LING 308, 309, and 310 or consent of Department. Not offered every year.


LING 516 - Languages in Contact View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Variation in language and language usage in bilingual and cross-linguistic situations. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 519 - Corpus Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 520 - Computational Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theoretical and implementation aspects of: computational morphology and phonology, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, grammar engineering, lexical semantics, and corpus analysis. Prerequisites: LING 308, 309 and 310; or Consent of Department. Note: Open to senior undergraduates in Linguistics.


LING 521 - Topics in Child Language Acquisition View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Recent theoretical and empirical research on child language acquisition from infancy to adolescence. Topics could include monolingual or bilingual acquisition, and children with typical development or with language disorders. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.


LING 523 - Introduction Statistics for Linguistic Data View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


LING 555 - Speech Perception View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 599 - Special Topics in Linguistic Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 601 - Phonology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


LING 602 - Seminar in Syntax View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


LING 603 - Quantitative Methods in Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


LING 604 - Seminar in Psycholinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


LING 605 - Seminar in Experimental Phonetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


LING 606 - Seminar in Sociolinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Sociolinguistics of minority/L2 language situations including standard/non-standard variants and societal challenges that accompany bilingualism. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.


LING 608 - Morphology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


LING 610 - Formal Grammatical Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


LING 611 - Phonology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Current examination of selected theoretical topics in phonology, focusing on issues of representation. Prerequisite: LING 601 or consent of Department. Note: offered in alternate years.


LING 614 - Methods in Experimental Phonetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


LING 620 - Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


LING 683 - Conference Course I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

LING 684 - Conference Course II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

LING 693 - Generals Paper I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

LING 694 - Generals Paper II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

LING 903 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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


LING 906 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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


LING 909 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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


LING 911 - Masters Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.