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Introduction

Linguistics can trace its roots back to the ancient Sanskrit grammarians, and the study of language is probably as old as language itself. However, the twentieth century has produced an explosion in the scientific study of language. As our understanding of the nature and structure of human language develops, linguistics is becoming relevant to many other areas of research such as Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Psychology, and Philosophy.

On its own, linguistics represents an invaluable key to the nature of the mind and the diverse elements of human culture; as a tool, linguistics is unmatched in preparing one for the learning and teaching of languages and for integrating language with technology.

The Department offers programs in Linguistics, as well as combined programs with languages other than English and with Philosophy, as shown in the Programs of Study.

Woodsworth College students should note that most of the summer and evening courses available to them are offered on a rotating basis only. Consequently, students wishing to take such courses should enroll in them at the earliest opportunity after completing the necessary prerequisites.

In addition to the undergraduate curriculum within the Department of Linguistics, there are courses relating to linguistics offered in other departments such as the language departments, Anthropology, Computer Science, and Philosophy, and in the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence program.

Students seeking counselling and information should contact the Associate Chair.

Associate Chair: Professor H.E. Rogers, Robarts Library, Room 6072 (978-4029)

Faculty Members

Professors Emeriti
B. Brainerd, MS, Ph D T. Venkatacharya, MA, Vyakarana Siromani
H.A. Gleason, Jr., D Sc, Ph D R. Wardhaugh, MA, Ph D

Associate Professor and Acting Chair of the Department
E.N. Burstynsky, MA, Ph D

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
H.E. Rogers, M Ed, MA, Ph D

Professors
R.I. Binnick, MA, Ph D P.A. Reich, MS, Ph D
J.K. Chambers, MA, Ph D K.D. Rice, MA, Ph D
B.E. Dresher, BA, Ph D

Associate Professors
E.A. Cowper, AM, Ph D D. Massam, MA, Ph D
D.M. James, MA, Ph D R. Smyth, M Sc, Ph D
A. Johns, MA, Ph D

Adjunct Professor

M.L. Chasin, M Sc

LINGUISTICS PROGRAMS

Enrolment in the Linguistics programs requires the completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

LINGUISTICS (B.A.)

Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S05061 (12 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: LIN 100Y
Second Year: LIN 228H, 229H, 231H, 232H

Second, Third and Fourth Years:
1. Two years of study or its equivalent of one non-Germanic, non-Romance language in courses using the spoken language (courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Co-ordinator)
2. LIN 322H, 331H, JAL 401H
3. Further courses (excluding LIN 200H, 201H, 261Y, 265Y, and 365Y) to bring the total number of courses up to 12. These courses must be LIN/JAL/JLP/JLS courses except that up to one full course may be chosen from the following list:

ANT 329Y, 427H; CSC 485H; EAS 465H, 466H; ENG 240Y, 367Y; FGR 220H; FIN 220H; FRE 272Y, 273Y, 376H, 378H, 384H, 387H, 389H, 471H, 472H, 476H, 479H, 489H; GER 415H, 416H; HPS 250H; ITA 360H, 361H, 363H, 364H, 430H; JUP 250Y; PHL/PHI 210Y, 245H, 325H, 326H, 340H; PHL 250H, 342H, 345H, 350H, 355H; SLA 430Y, 436Y, 438H, 439H, 452Y, 456H; SPA 425H; VIC 120Y

4. Of the courses chosen in 3 above, at least 2.5 must be at the 300+ level and 0.5 at the 400-level

Major program Major program: M05061 (7 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: LIN 100Y
Second Year: LIN 228H, 229H, 231H, 232H
Third Year: Four courses in LIN/JAL/JLP/JLS at least two of which must be at the 300+ level (excluding LIN 200H, 201H, 261Y, 265Y, and 365Y)

Minor program Minor program: R05061 (4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. LIN 100Y
2. Three other courses in LIN/JAL/JLP/JLS at least one of which must be at the 300+ level (excluding LIN 200H, 201H, 265Y and 365Y)

LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (Hon.B.A.)

Consult the Department of Linguistics and of the Language chosen. Specialist program: (13 or 14 courses or their equivalent)

The Linguistics component of all these Programs is as follows:
First Year: LIN 100Y
Second Year: LIN 228H, 229H, 231H, 232H
Third and Fourth Years: Four additional LIN/JAL/JLP/JLS courses, at least 3 of which must be at the 300+ level, and at least one of which must be at the 400-level (LIN 362H specially recommended) (excluding LIN 200H, 201H, 261Y, 265Y and 365Y)

The Language component is six or seven courses or their equivalent in the language chosen as follows:

FRENCH: S14891 (7 courses or their equivalent)

Students have two options. They may use the requirements for the Major program in French Language and French Linguistics OR the requirements for the Major program in French Linguistics. For details, please see the Department of French program listings.

GERMAN: S15811 (6 courses or their equivalent)
First Year: GER 200Y/202Y, 204Y
Second Year: GER 300Y
Third and Fourth Years:
1. GER 400Y
2. Two full GER courses or equivalent, including at least one full course or equivalent from: GER 260Y/265Y/360Y/365Y/415H/416H/426Y/450Y/490H

ITALIAN: S08571 (7 courses or their equivalent)
First Year: ITA 101Y/102Y/(133H, 134H)/142Y/152Y
Second Year: ITA 250Y/251Y/252Y/253Y
Third and Fourth Years:
1. ITA 360H, 361H, 430H
2. 3.5 additional ITA language and linguistics courses at the 300/400-levels

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE: S26071 (6.5 courses or their equivalent)

Spanish and Portuguese may also be taken in this Program. Interested students should consult the Department

SLAVIC LANGUAGES:

Slavic Languages may also be taken in this Program. Interested students should consult the Department.

LINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY (Hon.B.A.)

Consult Departments of Philosophy and Linguistics. Specialist program: S10571 (14 full courses or their equivalent with one full course at the 400-level)

LINGUISTICS (7 courses)
First Year: LIN 100Y
Second Year: LIN 228H, 229H, 231H, 232H
Third and Fourth Years: Four additional LIN/JAL/JLP/JLS courses at least 3 must be at the 300+ level and at least 1 of which must be at the 400-level (excluding LIN 200H, 201H, 261Y, 265Y, and 365Y) (LIN 331H, 481H specially recommended)

PHILOSOPHY (7 courses)
1. PHL/PHI 210Y, 245H, PHL 250H
2. Five additional PHL courses, at least three at the 300-level. The following courses are particularly recommended: HPS 250H; PHL/PHI 325H, 326H, 340H; PHL 342H, 345H, 347H, 350H, 355H

LINGUISTICS COURSES

(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

For Distribution Requirement purposes, LIN courses are classified as HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCE courses; check individual course listings below.

HUM199Y
First Year Seminar 52T

Undergraduate seminar that focuses on specific ideas, questions, phenomena or controversies, taught by a regular Faculty member deeply engaged in the discipline. Open only to newly admitted first year students. It may serve as a Humanities course; see First Year Seminars: 199Y.

LIN100Y
Introduction to General Linguistics 52L, 26T

Lectures on fundamental principles with illustrations from English and from a broad spectrum of other languages. Practice in elementary analytic techniques.

This is a Humanities course

LIN200H
Introduction to Language 26L

A general-interest course on language. The structure of language; how language changes over time, with special reference to the history of English, the social and psychological aspects of language. Also origin of language, writing systems, and language acquisition.
Exclusion: LIN100Y

This is a Humanities course

LIN201H
Canadian English 26L

A study of the structures of several dialects of English spoken in Canada, and of their history and affiliations. (Offered in alternate years)

This is a Humanities course

LIN202Y
Structure of English (formerly LIN301Y) 52L

An introduction to the structure of English focusing on sound patterns, word formation and syntactic structures. Other topics include: the history of oral and written English, language contact and dialect variation.

This is a Humanities course

LIN228H
Phonetics 26L, 13P

Investigation of the sounds most commonly used in languages from an articulatory and acoustic point of view, with practice in their recognition and production.
Recommended preparation: LIN100Y/130Y

This is a Humanities course

LIN229H
Sound Patterns in Language 26L, 13P

The nature and organization of phonological systems, with practical work in analysis.
Prerequisite: LIN100Y, 228H

This is a Humanities course

LIN231H
Morphological Patterns in Language 26L, 13P

The nature and organization of morphological systems, with practical work in analysis.
Recommended preparation: LIN232H
Prerequisite: LIN100Y

This is a Humanities course

LIN232H
Syntactic Patterns in Language 26L, 13P

The nature and organization of syntactic systems; their relation to semantic systems and the linguistic organization of discourse; practical work in analysis.
Prerequisite: LIN100Y

This is a Humanities course

JAL253H
Language and Society 26L, 13T

The study of the relationship between language and society with the goal of understanding social structure through language; major themes are multilingual societies, including pidgins and creoles, and social interaction through speech. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: ANT100Y/LIN100Y/200H

This is a Social Science course

JAL254H
Sociolinguistics 26L, 13T

The study of language structure through its social functions; major themes are social correlates of linguistic variation, including language and gender, and the social origins of sound change. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: JAL253H

This is a Social Science course

LIN265Y
Introduction to Classical Punjabi 104L

Introduction to grammar and reading of the sacred language of the Sikh script.

This is a Humanities course

LIN299Y
Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See Research Opportunity Program for details.

LIN305H
Quantitative Methods in Linguistics 39L

Basic principles of research design and data collection in linguistics, using statistical, graphic, textual and other analytic techniques.
Exclusion: ECO220Y/227Y/GGR270Y/POL242Y/PSY201H/SOC300Y/STA220H/250H
Prerequisite: LIN100Y and one full course in LIN/JAL/JLP

This is a Social Science course

LIN306H
Language Diversity and Language Universals 26L

This course examines cross-linguistic typological features found in the languages of the world. Special attention is given to describing morphological and syntactic patterns found cross-linguistically. The goal of the course is to draw on the range of variation in order to uncover language universals.
Prerequisite: LIN231H, 232H

This is a Social Science course

JLP315H
Language Acquisition 39L

Infants' abilities at birth, prelinguistic development, the first words, phonological, syntactic and semantic development. Social variables influencing development of language, bilingualism, models of development, language play. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: One full course equivalent at the 200-level in LIN/JAL/JUP/PSL/PSY

This is a Social Science course

LIN322H
Phonological Theory (formerly LIN421H) 39L

Basic issues in current phonological theory. Selected problems from a variety of languages.
Prerequisite: LIN229H

This is a Humanities course

LIN323H
Acoustic Phonetics 26L

Introduction to acoustics, with particular reference to the vocal tract; acoustic properties of speech; instrumental techniques for speech analysis.
Exclusion: LIN321H
Prerequisite: LIN228H

This is a Humanities course

JAL328H
Literacy and Writing Systems (formerly JAL328Y) 26L

Introduction to writing systems (their historical development and their relationship to sound and meaning) and the role of literacy in culture and society. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: ANT100Y/LIN100Y

This is a Social Science course

LIN331H
Syntactic Theory (formerly LIN431H) 39L

An introduction to the foundations and the formal framework of transformational-generative theory, with concentration on theory of Government and Binding.
Prerequisite: LIN232H

This is a Humanities course

LIN341H
Semantics 26L

The study of meaning within linguistics. Areas of interest include word meaning, the interpretation of syntactic units such as the sentence, the logic of semantic properties, and the interaction of meaning and the use of language.
Prerequisite: LIN232H

This is a Humanities course

JAL355H
Language and Gender 26L

Ways in which women and men differ in their use of language and in their behaviour in conversational interaction; ways in which language reflects cultural beliefs about women and men. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: Two full course equivalents at the 200-level in LIN/ANT/JAL/SOC
Recommended preparation: ANT204Y/JAL253H/254H/261Y/SOC200Y/202Y/214Y/215Y

This is a Social Science course

JAL356H
Language Variation 26L

Linguistic variation and its social significance, especially markers of social class, sex and age; applications of statistics and other quantitative methods for correlating linguistic and social variables. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: JAL254H

This is a Social Science course

LIN362H
Historical Linguistics 26L

A survey of methods of dealing with language change: the comparative method, internal reconstruction, linguistic geography, the origin and decline of languages.
Prerequisite: LIN229H

This is a Humanities course

LIN365Y
Readings in Classical Punjabi 104L

Advanced reading and grammar of the sacred language of the Sikh script.
Prerequisite: LIN265Y

This is a Humanities course

LIN372H
Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics 26L

Articulation of speech sounds, morphology, syntax, structure of the lexicon, comprehension of speech in noise, slips of the tongue, choice of vocabulary and sentence form when speaking.
Prerequisite: LIN200Y/(231H, 232H)/JLP315H/374H/JUP250Y/PSY270H/290H/295H

This is a Humanities course

JLP374H
Psychology of Language 39L

Human and other animal communication, structure of human language, word meaning and semantic memory, psychological studies of syntax, bilingualism, language and thought, language errors and disorders. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: One full course equivalent at the 200-level in LIN/JAL/JUP/PSY/PSL

This is a Social Science course

JAL401H
Field Linguistics 52P

Practice in language analysis based on elicited data from a native speaker of a foreign language, emphasizing procedures and techniques. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)
Prerequisite: LIN228H, 229H, 231H, 232H

This is a Social Science course

LIN415H
Second Language Acquisition 26L

Major issues in L2 acquisition theory: critical period for L2 acquisition similarities and differences between L1 and L2 acquisition, and various theoretical models (Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis, Interlanguage Theory, Monitor Model, etc.)
Prerequisite: JLP315H

This is a Social Science course

LIN417H
Second Language Pedagogy 26L

Topics include: issues in second language acquisition; teaching strategies for various language skills; various approaches to the teaching of foreign languages; computer-assisted teaching; etc. The term begins with a few lessons in a language unknown to the class. This is a balloted course.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the final year of a major or specialist language program

This is a Social Science course

LIN423H
Phonetic Analysis 26L

Theoretical discussion of the acoustic correlates of various types of sounds found in language. Practical experience in the acoustic analysis of speech.
Exclusion: LIN321H
Prerequisite: LIN323H

This is a Humanities course

LIN432H
Advanced Morphology: Morphosyntax 39L

Current research involving morphology, including the role of morphology in the grammar, the nature of inflectional paradigms, affixes affecting grammatical relations. Each year one topic will be a special focus and will be dealt with at length.
Prerequisite: LIN231H
Co-requisite: LIN331H

This is a Humanities course

LIN451H
Dialectology 26L

Regional varieties in language, including critical studies of the history, methods and results of dialect geography and its extensions.
Prerequisite: JAL254H and any 300-level LIN or JAL course

This is a Social Science course

LIN452H
Issues in Dialectology 26L

Social varieties of language, including the methods and results of urban sociolinguistics.
Prerequisite: LIN451H

This is a Social Science course

JLP471H
Advanced Psycholinguistics 39L

Seminar in advanced topics in psycholinguistics. Content will vary from year to year. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology)
Prerequisite: JLP374H

This is a Social Science course

JLS474H
Disorders of Speech and Language 39L

An introduction to normal and deviant development of speech and language; the disintegration of human communication skills; remediation of disorders of speech, voice, language and hearing; the effects of human communication handicaps on the individual, family, and community; theoretical and philosophical aspects of disordered communication. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Speech Pathology)
Exclusion: WDW205Y
Prerequisite: JLP315H/374H

This is a Social Science course

LIN480H
History of Linguistics 39L

A survey of linguistic thought from Panini to the present, focussing primarily on the 20th century. Three approaches are used: linguistic schools, major personalities and their works, and concepts.
Prerequisite: LIN100Y
Recommended preparation: Reading knowledge of another European language

This is a Humanities course

LIN481H
Introduction to Analysis and Argumentation 39L

The nature of phonological and syntactic argumentation, practice in constructing and evaluating hypotheses, and critical evaluation of representative articles. Emphasis on the structure of arguments rather than on the analysis of a particular language.
Prerequisite: LIN322H/331H/421H/431H

This is a Humanities course

LIN495Y
/497Y Individual Project TBA

A research or reading project undertaken by the student under the supervision of a staff member. Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

LIN496H/498H/499H Individual Project
TBA

A research or reading project undertaken by the student under the supervision of a staff member. Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department


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