Where does language come from? How does language work? What is the nature of language structure and how is meaning encoded into language? Advances in research and new technologies are revolutionizing the way we try to answer these questions. Using the latest equipment and investigative approaches, our research laboratories make it possible for you to analyze spoken sounds, track eye movement and brain activity during language processing, explore language variation and acquisition, and probe dozens of other theoretical and empirical aspects of language including unfamiliar languages. 

These programs can serve as an entry point for a master's degree in either speech-language pathology or audiology, as well as for subsequent graduate study in theoretical and empirical linguistics.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
LIN 1310Introduction to Linguistics: From Words to Utterances3 Units
LIN 1320Introduction to Linguistics: The Sounds of Language3 Units
LIN 2310Introduction to Syntax3 Units
LIN 2320Introduction to Phonology3 Units
LIN 3310Syntactic Theory3 Units
LIN 3315Introduction to Semantics3 Units
LIN 3320Phonological Theory3 Units
LIN 3325Intermediate Phonetics3 Units
LIN 3328Morphology3 Units
24 optional course units in linguistics (LIN)24 Units
3 optional course units in linguistics (LIN) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
6 optional course units in linguistics (LIN) at the 4000 level6 Units
48 elective course units48 Units
or 18 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.