Linguistics

Faculty List
  • S. Bhattasali, B.A. (Bryn Mawr), M.A., Ph.D. (Cornell), Assistant Professor
  • R. Helms-Park, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • Y. Kang, B.A. (Seoul National), Ph.D. (MIT), Professor
  • D. Kush, B.A. (Michigan), Ph.D. (Maryland), Assistant Professor
  • K. McCrindle, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream 
  • S. Moghaddam, M.A. (Tehran), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • P. Monahan, B.A., M.A. (Florida), Ph.D. (Maryland), Associate Professor
  • J. Ndayiragije, M.A. (Montreal-UQAM), Ph.D. (Montreal-UQAM), Associate Professor


Chair: C. Beauquis  Email: dls-chair.utsc@utoronto.ca
For curriculum inquiries please contact the department's Program Coordinator: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Please visit the Department of Language Studies website to read more about our faculty, events, and news items.

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. It encompasses theories of linguistic structure in all domains: speech sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), meaning (semantics), and texts or conversations (discourse). Other subfields of linguistics include psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language processing, learning how to read, and associated disorders, as well as the neural architecture underlying all of these); sociolinguistics (language variation according to region, gender, class, etc., as well as the social functions of language); historical linguistics (how languages change across time, and why); and applied linguistics (e.g. second language learning, translation, clinical linguistics).

The Major Program in Linguistics is designed to help students prepare for entry into professional programs in areas with a significant language component, such as speech/language pathology, education, and language teaching. Students with a particular interest in psycholinguistics can enroll in the Specialist Program in Psycholinguistics which provides excellent preparation for entry into postgraduate programs in speech/language pathology, psycholinguistics and education. The Specialist Program in Linguistics is designed for students who are interested in a more intensive study of linguistics or entry into a graduate program in linguistics.

Guidelines for First-Year Course Selection

Students intending to complete the Specialist Program in Psycholinguistics should include the following in their first-year course selection: LINA01H3, LINA02H3, PSYA01H3, PSYA02H3. They should also consider BIOA01H3 or BIOA11H3 in their first year. Students intending to complete the Specialist or Major Program in Linguistics should include LINA01H3 and LINA02H3 and should consider including a language course. Students intending to complete the Minor Program in Linguistics should include LINA01H3 and LINA02H3.

Students considering graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology should consider taking 1.0 credit in Physiology during their undergraduate studies or consult the admissions requirements for any graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology they may be interested in to build recommended courses into their undergraduate studies. Students should also be aware that completing these requirements will require undertaking all necessary prerequisites. Please contact the Department of Language Studies Program Coordinator at dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca for further guidance.

Program Combination Restrictions in Linguistics

  • The Specialist/Specialist Co-op, Major/Major Co-op, and Minor programs in Linguistics cannot be combined.
  • The Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Psycholinguistics cannot be combined with any Linguistics programs.

Experiential Learning and Outreach

For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.

Linguistics Programs

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS (ARTS) - SCSPE0506

For curriculum inquiries, contact the department's Program Coordinator: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Requirements
Students must complete 12.0 credits, including 4.0 credits at the C- and D-level of which 1.0 credit must be at the D-level as follows:

1. 4.5 Credits in Foundations of Linguistics:
LINA01H3 Introduction to Linguistics
LINA02H3 Applications of Linguistics
LINB04H3 Phonology I
LINB06H3 Syntax I
LINB09H3 Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds
LINB10H3 Morphology
LINC02H3 Phonology II
LINC11H3 Syntax II
LINC12H3 Semantics: The Study of Meaning

2. 4.5 credits from the following, including at least 1.5 credits from Group A and at least 1.5 credits from Group B:
Group A – Applied Linguistics
LINB18H3 English Grammar
LINB20H3 Sociolinguistics
LINB60H3 Comparative Study of English and Chinese
LINB62H3 Structure of American Sign Language
LINC13H3 Language Diversity and Universals
LINC28H3 Language and Gender
LINC47H3 Pidgin and Creole Languages
LINC61H3 Structure of a Language
LIND09H3 Phonetic Analysis
LIND29H3 Linguistic Research Methodologies

Group B - Psycholinguistics and Computational Linguistics
LINB19H3 Computers in Linguistics
LINB29H3 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
LINB30H3 Programming for Linguists
LINC35H3 Introduction to Computational Linguistics
PLIC24H3 First Language Acquisition
PLIC25H3 Second Language Acquisition
PLIC55H3 Psycholinguistics
PLIC75H3 Language and the Brain
PLID34H3 The Psycholinguistics of Reading
PLID44H3 Acquisition of the Mental Lexicon
PLID50H3 Speech Perception
PLID53H3 Sentence Processing
PLID74H3 Language and Aging

3. 1.0 credit of language study in one or more languages, which may include LINB60H3 or LINB62H3 or LINC61H3; ECT, FRE or LGG courses or language courses at another campus.

4. 2.0 credits in any LIN, PLI, JAL or JLP courses.

SPECIALIST (CO-OPERATIVE) PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS (ARTS) - SCSPE0506C

For more information, please contact:

Academic Program Advisor: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Co-op Program Coordinator: coopsuccess.utsc@utoronto.ca

The Specialist (Co-op) Program in Linguistics is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that combines academic studies with paid work terms in the public, private, and/or non-profit sectors. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop the academic and professional skills required to pursue employment in these areas, or to continue on to graduate training in an academic field related to Linguistics upon graduation.
In addition to their academic course requirements, students must successfully complete the additive Arts & Science Co-op Work Term Preparation courses and a minimum of two Co-op work terms.

Enrolment Requirements
The minimum qualifications for entry are 4.0 credits, including LINA01H3 and LINA02H3, plus a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Current Co-op Students:
Students admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt in their first year of study must request a Co-op Subject POSt on ACORN upon completion of 4.0 credits and must meet the minimum qualifications for entry as noted above.

Prospective Co-op Students:
Prospective Co-op students (i.e., those not yet admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt) must submit a program request on ACORN, and meet the minimum qualifications noted above. Deadlines follow the Limited Enrolment Program Application Deadlines set by the Office of the Registrar each year. Failure to submit the program request on ACORN will result in that student's application not being considered.

Program Requirements
Students must complete the program requirements as described in the Specialist Program in Linguistics.

Co-op Work Term Requirements
Students must satisfactorily complete two Co-op work terms, each of four-months duration. To be eligible for their first work term, students must be enrolled in the Specialist (Co-op) Program in Linguistics and have completed at least 9.0 credits, including LINB06H3 and LINB09H3.
In addition to their academic program requirements, Co-op students complete up to four Co-op specific courses. These courses are designed to prepare students for their job search and work term experience, and to maximize the benefits of their Co-op work terms. They cover a variety of topics intended to assist students in developing the skills and tools required to secure work terms that are appropriate to their program of study, and to perform professionally in the workplace. These courses must be completed in sequence, and are taken in addition to a full course load. They are recorded on transcripts as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) and are considered to be additive credit to the 20.0 required degree credits. No additional course fee is assessed as registration is included in the Co-op Program fee.

Co-op Preparation Course Requirements:

1. COPB50H3/​(COPD01H3) – Foundations for Success in Arts & Science Co-op
- Students entering Co-op from outside of UTSC (high school or other postsecondary) will complete this course in Fall, Winter, or Summer of their first year at UTSC. 
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in April/May will complete this course in the Summer semester.
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in July/August will complete this course in the Winter semester.

2. COPB51H3/​(COPD03H3) – Preparing to Compete for your Work Term
- This course will be completed eight months in advance of the first scheduled work term.

3. COPB52H3/​(COPD11H3) – Managing your Job Search and Transition to the Workplace
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the first work scheduled work term.

4. COPC98H3/​(COPD12H3) – Integrating Your Work Term Experience Part I
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the second scheduled work term.

5. COPC99H3/​(COPD13H3) – Integrating Your Work Term Experience Part II
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the third scheduled work term (for programs that require the completion of 3 work terms and/or four months in advance of any additional work terms that have been approved by the Arts and Science Co-op Office.

Students must be available for work terms in each of the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters and must complete at least one of their required work terms in either a Fall or Winter semester. This, in turn, requires that students take courses during at least one Summer semester.

For information on fees, status in Co-op programs, and certification of completion of Co-op programs, see the Co-operative Programs section and the Arts and Science Co-op section in the UTSC Calendar.

SPECIALIST (CO-OPERATIVE) PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLINGUISTICS (SCIENCE) - SCSPEPLINC

Academic Program Advisor: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Co-op Program Coordinator: coopsuccess.utsc@utoronto.ca

The Specialist (Co-op) Program in Psycholinguistics is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that combines academic studies with paid work terms in the public, private, and/or non-profit sectors. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop the academic and professional skills required to pursue employment in these areas, or to continue on to graduate training in an academic field related to Psycholinguistics upon graduation.
In addition to their academic course requirements, students must successfully complete the additive Arts & Science Co-op Work Term and Course requirements.

Note: Effective Fall 2024, the Specialist in Psycholinguistics will be designated as a Science program. Students who are enrolled in the program prior to Fall 2024 may consult with the Academic Program Advisor for advice.

Enrolment Requirements
The minimum qualifications for entry are 4.0 credits, including LINA01H3 and LINA02H3, plus a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Current Co-op Students:
Students admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt in their first year of study must request a Co-op Subject POSt on ACORN upon completion of 4.0 credits and must meet the minimum qualifications for entry as noted above.

Prospective Co-op Students:
Prospective Co-op students (i.e., those not yet admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt) must submit a program request on ACORN, and meet the minimum qualifications noted above. Deadlines follow the Limited Enrolment Program Application Deadlines set by the Office of the Registrar each year. Failure to submit the program request on ACORN will result in that student's application not being considered.

Academic Program Requirements
Students must complete the program requirements as described in the Specialist Program in Psycholinguistics.

Co-op Work Term Requirements
Students must satisfactorily complete two Co-op work terms, each of four-months duration. To be eligible for their first work term, students must be enrolled in the Specialist (Co-op) Program in Psycholinguistics and have completed at least 7.0 credits, achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and complete COPB50H3 and COPB51H3. It is strongly recommended that LINB06H3 and LINB09H3 be completed before the first work term.

Students must be available for work terms in each of the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters and must complete at least one of their required work terms in either a Fall or Winter semester. This requires that students take courses during at least one Summer semester.

Co-op Course Requirements
In addition to their academic program requirements, Co-op students complete the following Co-op specific courses as part of their degree:

  • Co-op Preparation courses: COPB50H3 and COPB51H3 (completed in first year)
  • Work Term Search courses: COPB52H3 (semester prior to first work term), COPC98H3 (semester prior to second work term), and COPC99H3 (semester prior to third work term)
  • Co-op Work Term courses: COPC40H3 (each semester a student is on work term)

These courses are designed to prepare students for their job search and work term experience, and to maximize the benefits of their Co-op work terms. They must be completed in sequence, and fall into three categories: Co-op Preparation courses (COPB50H3 & COPB51H3) are completed in first year, and cover a variety of topics intended to assist students in developing the skills and tools required to secure a work term; Work Term Search Courses (COPB52H3, COPC98H3, & COPC99H3) are completed in the semester prior to each work term, and support students while competing for work terms that are appropriate to their program of study, as well as preparing students for the transition into and how to succeed the workplace; Co-op Work Term courses (COPC40H3) are completed during each semester that a student is on work term, and support students’ success while on work term, as well as connecting their academics and the workplace experience.

Co-op courses are taken in addition to a full course load. They are recorded on transcripts as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) and are considered to be additive credit to the 20.0 required degree credits. No additional course fee is assessed as registration is included in the Co-op Program fee.

For information on fees, status in Co-op programs, and certification of completion of Co-op programs, see the Co-operative Programs section and the Arts and Science Co-op section in the UTSC Calendar.

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLINGUISTICS (SCIENCE)) - SCSPEPLIN

For curriculum inquiries, contact the department's Program Coordinator: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Note: Effective Fall 2024, the Specialist in Psycholinguistics will be designated as a Science program. Students who are enrolled in the program prior to Fall 2024 may consult with the Program Coordinator for advice.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 13.5 credits, including 4.0 credits at the C- and D-levels of which 1.0 credit must be at the D-level as follows:

1. 5.5 credits as follows:
LINA01H3 Introduction to Linguistics
LINA02H3 Applications of Linguistics
PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology
LINB04H3 Phonology I
LINB06H3 Syntax I
LINB09H3 Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds
LINB29H3 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
LINC29H3 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
PLIC24H3 First Language Acquisition
PLIC55H3 Psycholinguistics

2. 1.5 credits from the following :

1.0 credit from:
LINB10H3 Morphology
LINB20H3 Sociolinguistics
LINC02H3 Phonology II

0.5 credit from:
LINC11H3 Syntax II
LINC12H3 Semantics: The Study of Meaning

3. 3.0 credits from the following:
LINB62H3 Structure of American Sign Language
LIND09H3 Phonetic Analysis
PLIC25H3 Second Language Acquisition
PLID34H3 Psycholinguistics of Reading
PLID44H3 Acquisition of the Mental Lexicon
PLID50H3 Speech Perception
PLID53H3 Sentence Processing
PLID74H3 Language and Aging

4. 3.0 credits from the following:
BIOA11H3 Introduction to the Biology of Humans
BIOB35H3 Essentials of Human Physiology
LINB19H3 Computers in Linguistics
LINB35H3 Introduction to Computational Linguistics
PLIC54H3 Speech Physiology and Speech Disorders in Children and Adults
PLIC75H3 Language and the Brain
PLID56H3 Special Topics in Language Disorders in Children
PSYB20H3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
[PSYB51H3 Introduction to Perception or PSYB57H3 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology]
(PSYB65H3) Human Brain and Behaviour
PSYC21H3 Adulthood and Aging

5. 0.5 further credits in LIN and/or PLI

Note: students interested in pursuing Speech Language Pathology as an option for graduate studies should complete BIOA11H3 and BIOB35H3 (of component 4 of the program requirements) in order to satisfy a portion of the physiology requirement necessary for admissions.

MAJOR PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS (ARTS) - SCMAJ0506

For curriculum inquiries, contact the department's Program Coordinator: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Requirements
Students must complete 8.0 credits, as follows:

1. 2.5 credits as follows:
LINA01H3 Introduction to Linguistics
LINA02H3 Applications of Linguistics
LINB04H3 Phonology I
LINB06H3 Syntax I
LINB09H3 Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds

2. 0.5 credit from the following:
LINB10H3 Morphology
LINB20H3 Sociolinguistics
LINC12H3 Semantics: The Study of Meaning

3. 4.0 further credits in LIN and/or PLI, of which at least 2.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level.

4. 1.0 credit of language study in one or more languages, which may include ECT, FRE, or LGG courses; language courses at another campus; LINB60H3 or LINB62H3 or LINC61H3.

MAJOR (CO-OPERATIVE) PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS (ARTS) - SCMAJ0506C

For more information, please contact:
Academic Program Advisor: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca
Co-op Program Coordinator: coopsuccess.utsc@utoronto.ca

The Major (Co-op) Program in Psycholinguistics is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that combines academic studies with paid work terms in the public, private, and/or non-profit sectors. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop the academic and professional skills required to pursue employment in these areas, or to continue on to graduate training in an academic field related to Psycholinguistics upon graduation.
In addition to their academic course requirements, students must successfully complete the additive Arts & Science Co-op Work Term Preparation courses and a minimum of two Co-op work terms.

Enrolment Requirements
The minimum qualifications for entry are 4.0 credits, including LINA01H3 and LINA02H3, plus a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Current Co-op Students:
Students admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt in their first year of study must request a Co-op Subject POSt on ACORN upon completion of 4.0 credits and must meet the minimum qualifications for entry as noted above.

Prospective Co-op Students:
Prospective Co-op students (i.e., those not yet admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt) must submit a program request on ACORN, and meet the minimum qualifications noted above. Deadlines follow the Limited Enrolment Program Application Deadlines set by the Office of the Registrar each year. Failure to submit the program request on ACORN will result in that student's application not being considered.

Program Requirements
Students must complete the program requirements as described in the Major Program in Linguistics.

Co-op Work Term Requirements
Students must satisfactorily complete two Co-op work terms, each of four-months duration. To be eligible for their first work term, students must be enrolled in the Major (Co-op) Program in Linguistics and have completed at least 9.0 credits, including LINB06H3 and LINB09H3.
In addition to their academic program requirements, Co-op students complete up to four Co-op specific courses. These courses are designed to prepare students for their job search and work term experience, and to maximize the benefits of their Co-op work terms. They cover a variety of topics intended to assist students in developing the skills and tools required to secure work terms that are appropriate to their program of study, and to perform professionally in the workplace. These courses must be completed in sequence, and are taken in addition to a full course load. They are recorded on transcripts as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) and are considered to be additive credit to the 20.0 required degree credits. No additional course fee is assessed as registration is included in the Co-op Program fee.

Co-op Preparation Course Requirements:

1. COPB50H3/​(COPD01H3) – Foundations for Success in Arts & Science Co-op
- Students entering Co-op from outside of UTSC (high school or other postsecondary) will complete this course in Fall, Winter, or Summer of their first year at UTSC. 
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in April/May will complete this course in the Summer semester.
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in July/August will complete this course in the Winter semester.

2. COPB51H3/​(COPD03H3) – Preparing to Compete for your Work Term
- This course will be completed eight months in advance of the first scheduled work term.

3. COPB52H3/​(COPD11H3) – Managing your Job Search and Transition to the Workplace
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the first work scheduled work term.

4. COPC98H3/​(COPD12H3) – Integrating Your Work Term Experience Part I
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the second scheduled work term.

5. COPC99H3/​(COPD13H3) – Integrating Your Work Term Experience Part II
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the third scheduled work term (for programs that require the completion of 3 work terms and/or four months in advance of any additional work terms that have been approved by the Arts and Science Co-op Office.

Students must be available for work terms in each of the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters and must complete at least one of their required work terms in either a Fall or Winter semester. This, in turn, requires that students take courses during at least one Summer semester.

For information on fees, status in Co-op programs, and certification of completion of Co-op programs, see the Co-operative Programs section and the Arts and Science Co-op section in the UTSC Calendar.

MINOR PROGRAM IN LINGUISTICS (ARTS) - SCMIN0506

For curriculum inquiries, contact the department's Program Coordinator: dls-ua@utsc.utoronto.ca

Program Requirements
Students must complete 4.0 credits.

1. 1.0 credit as follows:
LINA01H3 Introduction to Linguistics
LINA02H3 Applications of Linguistics

2. 1.0 credit from the following:
LINB04H3 Phonology I
LINB06H3 Syntax I
LINB09H3 Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds
LINB10H3 Morphology

3. 2.0 further credits in LIN and/or PLI of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the C- or D-level.

 

Linguistics Courses

LINA01H3 - Introduction to Linguistics

An introduction to the various methods and theories of analyzing speech sounds, words, sentences and meanings, both in particular languages and language in general.

Exclusion: (LIN100Y), LIN101H, LIN102H
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINA02H3 - Applications of Linguistics

Application of the concepts and methods acquired in LINA01H3 to the study of, and research into, language history and language change; the acquisition of languages; language disorders; the psychology of language; language and in the brain; and the sociology of language.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3
Exclusion: (LIN100Y), LIN101H, LIN102H
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINB04H3 - Phonology I

Practice in analysis of sound patterns in a broad variety of languages.

Prerequisite: LINB09H3
Exclusion: LIN229H
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINB06H3 - Syntax I

Practice in analysis of sentence structure in a broad variety of languages.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3
Exclusion: LIN232H
Breadth Requirements: History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies

LINB09H3 - Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds

An examination of physiological and acoustic bases of speech.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3
Exclusion: LIN228H
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

LINB10H3 - Morphology

Core issues in morphological theory, including properties of the lexicon and combinatorial principles, governing word formation as they apply to French and English words.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3
Corequisite: LINB04H3 and LINB06H3
Exclusion: LIN231H, LIN333H, (LINB05H3), (LINC05H3) FRE387H, (FREC45H3)
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINB18H3 - English Grammar

Description and analysis of the structure of English, including the sentence and word structure systems, with emphasis on those distinctive and characteristic features most of interest to teachers and students of the language.

Exclusion: LIN204H
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINB19H3 - Computers in Linguistics

The course will provide an introduction to the use of computer theory and methods to advance the understanding of computational aspects of linguistics. It will provide basic training in computer programming techniques employed in linguistics such as corpus mining, modifying speech stimuli, experimental testing, and data analysis.

Prerequisite: LINA02H3
Exclusion: Any computer science course except [CSCA20H3, PSYC03H3]
Breadth Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning
Note: Priority will be given to students in Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Linguistics or Psycholinguistics, or Major/Major Co-op programs in Linguistics. Students in the Minor program in Linguistics, followed by students in other programs, will be admitted as space permits.

LINB20H3 - Sociolinguistics

The study of the relationship between language and society. Topics include: how language reflects and constructs aspects of social identity such as age, gender, socioeconomic class and ethnicity; ways in which social context affects speakers' use of language; and social factors which cause the spread or death of languages.

Prerequisite: LINA02H3
Exclusion: (LINB21H3), (LINB22H3), LIN251H, LIN256H, FREC48H3
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINB29H3 - Quantitative Methods in Linguistics

An introduction to experimental design and statistical analysis for linguists. Topics include both univariate and multivariate approaches to data analysis for acoustic phonetics, speech perception, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, language disorders, and sociolinguistics.

Prerequisite: LINA02H3
Exclusion: LIN305H, (PLIC65H3), PSYB07H3, STAB23H3
Recommended Preparation: LINB19H3
Breadth Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning

LINB30H3 - Programming for Linguists

This course provides students a practical, hands-on introduction to programming, with a focus on analyzing natural language text as quantitative data. This course will be taught in Python and is meant for students with no prior programming background. We will cover the basics of Python, and students will gain familiarity with existing tools and packages, along with algorithmic thinking skills such as abstraction and decomposition.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3
Exclusion: LINB19H3
Breadth Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning

LINB60H3 - Comparative Study of English and Chinese

This course is an investigation into the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and writing styles in Chinese and English. Students will use the tools of linguistic analysis to examine the structural and related key properties of the two languages. Emphasis is on the comparison of English and Chinese sentences encountered during translation practice.

Prerequisite: LINB06H3 or LINB18H3
Exclusion: LGGA60H3, LGGA61H3, (LINC60H3)
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language
Note: Students are expected to be proficient in Chinese and English.

LINB62H3 - Structure of American Sign Language

An introduction to the structure of American Sign Language (ASL): Comparison to spoken languages and other signed languages, together with practice in using ASL for basic communication.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3 and LINA02H3
Exclusion: (LINA10H3)
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINB98H3 - Supervised Introductory Research in Linguistics

This course provides an introduction to, and experience in, ongoing theoretical and empirical research in any field of linguistics. Supervision of the work is arranged by mutual agreement between student and instructor.




Prerequisite: [4.0 credits including [LINA01H3 or LINA02H3]] and a CGPA of 3.3
Exclusion: PSYB90H3 and ROP299Y
Recommended Preparation: 0.5 credit at the B-level in LIN or PLI courses
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Enrolment is limited based on the research opportunities available with each faculty member and the interests of the students. Students must complete and submit a permission form available from the Registrar's Office, along with an outline of work to be performed, signed by the intended supervisor. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Linguistics or Psycholinguistics, and the Major/Major Co-op programs in Linguistics.

LINC02H3 - Phonology II

Basic issues in phonological theory. This course assumes familiarity with phonetic principles, as discussed in LINB09H3, and with phonological problem-solving methods, as discussed in LINB04H3.

Prerequisite: LINB04H3 and LINB09H3
Exclusion: LIN322H
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINC10H3 - Linguistic Analysis and Argumentation

In this course, students will develop skills that are needed in academic writing by reading and analyzing articles regarding classic and current issues in Linguistics. They will also learn skills including summarizing, paraphrasing, making logical arguments, and critically evaluating linguistic texts. They will also learn how to make references in their wiring using the APA style.

Prerequisite: LINA02H3 and LINB04H3 and LINB06H3 and LINB10H3
Exclusion: LIN410H5, LIN481H1
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language
Note: Priority will be given to students enrolled in any Linguistics programs.

LINC11H3 - Syntax II

Core issues in syntactic theory, with emphasis on universal principles and syntactic variation.

Prerequisite: LINB06H3
Exclusion: FREC46H3, LIN232H, LIN331H, FRE378H
Breadth Requirements: History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies

LINC12H3 - Semantics: The Study of Meaning

An introduction to the role of meaning in the structure, function, and use of language. Approaches to the notion of meaning as applied to English data will be examined.

Prerequisite: LINA01H3 or [FREB44H3 and FREB45H3]
Exclusion: FREC12H3, FREC44H3, FRE386H, LIN241H, LIN247H, LIN341H
Breadth Requirements: History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies

LINC13H3 - Language Diversity and Universals

An introduction to linguistic typology with special emphasis on cross-linguistic variation and uniformity in phonology, morphology, and syntax.

Prerequisite: LINB04H3 and LINB06H3 and LINB10H3
Exclusion: LIN306H, (LINB13H3)
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINC28H3 - Language and Gender

An introduction to the research on differences between women and men in how they use language and how they behave in conversational interaction, together with an examination of the role of language in reflecting and perpetuating cultural attitudes towards gender.
Same as WSTC28H3

Prerequisite: LINA01H3 and one full credit at the B-level in ANT, LIN, SOC or WST
Exclusion: JAL355H, WSTC28H3
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

LINC29H3 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Linguistics

This course provides students with advanced statistical methods in linguistics and psycholinguistics. Specifically, an introduction to multiple linear regression (MLR) and its applications in linguistic and psycholinguistic research are presented. The course covers the data analysis process from data collection, to visualization, to interpretation. The goal is to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to reason about and conduct MLR analyses.

Prerequisite: [LINB29H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3 or PSYB07H3] and an additional 1.0 FCE at the B-level or above in Linguistics or Psycholinguistics
Exclusion: PSYC09H3, MGEC11H3
Recommended Preparation: Any prior math or statistics course
Breadth Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning
Course Experience: Partnership-Based Experience
Note:
  • Priority will be given to students enrolled in a Linguistics or Psycholinguistics Specialist or Major degree. If additional space remains, the course will be open to all students who meet the prerequisites.
  • This course will be run in an experiential learning format with students alternating between learning advanced statistical methods and applying that theory using a computer to inspect and analyze data in a hands-on manner. If the possibility exists, students will also engage in a consultancy project with a partner or organization in Toronto or a surrounding community that will provide students with data that require analysis to meet certain goals/objectives or to guide future work. Care will be taken to ensure that the project is of linguistic/psycholinguistic relevance. If no such opportunity exists, students will conduct advanced exploration, visualization, and analysis of data collected in our laboratories. Together, managing the various aspects of the course and sufficient interactions with students leads to this course size restriction.

LINC35H3 - Introduction to Computational Linguistics

This course focuses on computational methods in linguistics. It is geared toward students with a background in linguistics but minimal background in computer science. This course offers students a foundational understanding of two domains of computational linguistics: cognitive modeling and natural language processing. Students will be introduced to the tools used by computational linguists in both these domains and to the fundamentals of computer programming in a way that highlights what is important for working with linguistic data.

Prerequisite: LINB30H3 or with permission of instructor
Corequisite: LINB29H3
Exclusion: (LINB35H3), LIN340H5(UTM), LIN341H5(UTM)
Breadth Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning

LINC47H3 - Pidgin and Creole Languages

A study of pidgin and Creole languages worldwide. The course will introduce students to the often complex grammars of these languages and examine French, English, Spanish, and Dutch-based Creoles, as well as regional varieties. It will include some socio-historical discussion.
Same as FREC47H3.

Prerequisite: [LINA01H3 and LINA02H3] or [FREB44H3 and FREB45H3]
Exclusion: FREC47H3, LIN366H
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINC61H3 - Structure of a Language

An introduction to the phonetics, phonology, word-formation rules, syntax, and script of a featured language other than English or French. Students will use the tools of linguistic analysis learned in prior courses to examine the structural properties of this language. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary.

Prerequisite: LINB04H3 and LINB06H3
Exclusion: LIN409H
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

LINC98H3 - Supervised Research in Linguistics

This course provides an opportunity to build proficiency and experience in ongoing theoretical and empirical research in any field of linguistics. Supervision of the work is arranged by mutual agreement between student and instructor. For any additional requirements, please speak with your intended faculty supervisor. Students must download the Supervised Study Form, that is to be completed with the intended faculty supervisor, along with an agreed-upon outline of work to be performed., The form must then be signed by the student and the intended supervisor and submitted to the Program Coordinator by email or in person.

Note: This course does not satisfy any Linguistics program requirements.

Prerequisite: 5.0 credits including: [LINA01H3 or LINA02H3] and [1.0 credits at the B-level or higher in Linguistics or Psycholinguistics]; and a minimum cGPA of 3.3
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences
Note: 1. Priority will be given to students enrolled in a Specialist or Major program in Linguistics or Psycholinguistics. 2. Students who have taken the proposed course cannot enroll in LINB98H3. 3. Enrollment will depend each year on the research opportunities available with each individual faculty member and the interests of the students who apply for enrollment.

LIND01H3 - Independent Study in Linguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Linguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in LIN courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

LIND02H3 - Independent Study in Linguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Linguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in LIN courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

LIND03H3 - Independent Study in Linguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Program Supervisor for Linguistics.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in LIN courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

LIND07Y3 - Independent Study in Linguistics

A reading and research independent study course on a topic of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Linguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in LIN courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Exclusion: LIN495Y
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

LIND09H3 - Phonetic Analysis

Practical application of phonetic theory with special emphasis on instrumental and experimental techniques.

Prerequisite: LINB09H3 and LINB29H3
Exclusion: LIN423H, (LINC09H3)
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

LIND11H3 - Advanced Sociolinguistic Theory and Method

This course is concerned with modern sociolinguistic theory as well as methods of conducting sociolinguistic research including data collection and the analysis of sociolinguistic data. The theoretical approaches learned include discourse analysis, language variation, conversation analysis, and variationist sociolinguistics.

Prerequisite: LINB20H3
Exclusion: LIN456H1, LIN351H1, LIN458H
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences
Note: Priority will be given to students in the Linguistics program.

LIND29H3 - Linguistic Research Methodologies

This course focuses on research methodologies (interviews, corpus collection, surveys, ethnography, etc.). Students conduct individual research studies in real-life contexts.

Prerequisite: LINB04H3 and LINB06H3 and LINB10H3
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language
Note: Topics will vary each time the course is offered. Please check with the department's Undergraduate Assistant or on the Web Timetable on the Office of the Registrar website for details regarding the proposed subject matter.

LIND46H3 - Field Methods in Linguistics

Practice in language analysis based on elicited data from second language learners and foreign speakers. Emphasis is put on procedures and techniques of data collection, as well as theoretical implications arising from data analysis.

Prerequisite: [FREB44H3 and FREC46H3] or LINB10H3
Exclusion: (FRED46H3), JAL401H
Recommended Preparation: LINC02H3 and LINC11H3
Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature and Language

PLIC24H3 - First Language Acquisition

Descriptions of children's pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar at various stages of learning their first language. Theories of the linguistic knowledge and cognitive processes that underlie and develop along with language learning.

Prerequisite: LINB06H3 and LINB09H3
Exclusion: JLP315H
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLIC25H3 - Second Language Acquisition

The stages adults and children go through when learning a second language. The course examines linguistic, cognitive, neurological, social, and personality variables that influence second language acquisition.

Prerequisite: [LINB06H3 and LINB09H3] or [FREB44H3 and FREB45H3]
Exclusion: (LINB25H3), (PLIB25H3)
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLIC54H3 - Speech Physiology and Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

An introduction to the physics of sound and the physiology of speech perception and production for the purpose of assessing and treating speech disorders in children and adults. Topics will include acoustic, perceptual, kinematic, and aerodynamic methods of assessing speech disorders as well as current computer applications that facilitate assessment.

Prerequisite: LINB09H3
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLIC55H3 - Psycholinguistics

Experimental evidence for theories of how humans produce and understand language, and of how language is represented in the mind. Topics include speech perception, word retrieval, use of grammar in comprehension and production, discourse comprehension, and the role of memory systems in language processing.

Prerequisite: LINB06H3 or LINB09H3
Corequisite: LINB29H3
Exclusion: JLP374H
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLIC75H3 - Language and the Brain

An introduction to neurolinguistics, emphasizing aphasias and healthy individuals. We will introduce recent results understanding how the brain supports language comprehension and production. Students will be equipped with necessary tools to critically evaluate the primary literature. No prior knowledge of brain imaging is necessary.

Prerequisite: PLIC55H3
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

PLID01H3 - Independent Study in Psycholinguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Psycholinguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in PLI courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

PLID02H3 - Independent Study in Psycholinguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Psycholinguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in PLI courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

PLID03H3 - Independent Study in Psycholinguistics

Independent study and research in an area of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Psycholinguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in PLI courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

PLID07Y3 - Independent Study in Psycholinguistics

A reading and research independent study course on a topic of interest to the student. Students must obtain consent from a supervising instructor before registering. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Assistant for Psycholinguistics for further information.

Prerequisite: At least 1.0 credit at the C-level in PLI courses; and a CGPA of 3.3; and permission of the supervising instructor.
Exclusion: LIN495Y
Course Experience: University-Based Experience
Note: Students must complete and submit a Supervised Study Form available at the Office of the Registrar.

PLID34H3 - The Psycholinguistics of Reading

An examination of linguistic and psycholinguistic issues pertinent to reading, as well as the role of a language's writing system and orthography in the learning process.

Prerequisite: [LINA01H3 or [FREB44H3 and FREB45H3]] and [PLIC24H3 or PLIC25H3 or PLIC55H3]
Exclusion: (LINC34H3), (PLIC34H3)
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLID44H3 - Acquisition of the Mental Lexicon

An examination of L1 (first language) and L2 (second language) lexical (vocabulary) acquisition. Topics include: the interaction between linguistic and cognitive development; the role of linguistic/non-linguistic input; the developing L2 lexicon and its links with the L1 lexicon; the interface between lexical and syntactic acquisition within psycholinguistic and linguistic frameworks.

Prerequisite: PLIC24H3 or PLIC55H3
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLID50H3 - Speech Perception

An examination of the acoustics and perception of human speech. We will explore how humans cope with the variation found in the auditory signal, how infants acquire their native language sound categories, the mechanisms underlying speech perception and how the brain encodes and represents speech sounds. An emphasis will be placed on hands-on experience with experimental data analysis.

Prerequisite: LINB29H3 and PLIC55H3
Exclusion: (PLIC15H3)
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

PLID53H3 - Sentence Processing

This course focuses on how humans process sentences in real-time. The course is intended for students interested in psycholinguistics above the level of speech perception and lexical processing. The goals of this course are to (i) familiarize students with classic and recent findings in sentence processing research and (ii) give students a hands-on opportunity to conduct an experiment. Topic areas will include, but are not limited to, incrementality, ambiguity resolution, long-distance dependencies, and memory.

Prerequisite: LINB06H3 and PLIC55H3
Recommended Preparation: LINC11H3: Syntax II or PLIC75H3 Language and the Brain
Breadth Requirements: Social and Behavioural Sciences

PLID56H3 - Special Topics in Language Disorders in Children

An in-depth investigation of a particular type of language or communication disorder, for example, impairment due to hearing loss, Down syndrome, or autism. Topics will include: linguistic and non-linguistic differences between children with the disorder and typically-developing children; diagnostic tools and treatments for the disorder; and its genetics and neurobiology.

Prerequisite: PLIC24H3 or (PLID55H3)
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

PLID74H3 - Language and Aging

A seminar-style course on language and communication in healthy and language-impaired older adults. The course covers normal age-related neurological, cognitive, and perceptual changes impacting language, as well as language impairments resulting from dementia, strokes, etc. Also discussed are the positive aspects of aging, bilingualism, ecologically valid experimentation, and clinical interventions.

Prerequisite: PLIC24H3 and PLIC55H3
Breadth Requirements: Natural Sciences

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