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. 

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

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
9 course units from:9 Units
Syntactic Theory
Introduction to Semantics
Phonological Theory
Intermediate Phonetics
12 optional course units in linguistics (LIN)12 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
Total: 42 Units