Courses Currently Teaching

Winter 2016

LING100 Introduction to Language and Linguistics Sections

Study of language as a universal and uniquely human cognitive system: What universals do all languages share and how do languages differ? An investigation of sound systems, word-building, grammatical principles, language change, dialect variation, language acquisition, neurolinguistics. Recommended but not required for an honours, major, or minor in linquistics or speech sciences.

Winter 2016

LING101 Languages of the World Sections

A survey of the linguistic map of the world, examining how languages are genetically classified and how different languages evolve. Principles underlying different writing systems and the decipherment of historical documents. Issues of languages in contact, minority language endangerment, language death and the role of English as a world language. Recommended but not required for an honours, major, or minor in linquistics or speech sciences.