Courses

Below please find links to course descriptions as well as current course offerings at the undergraduate level. In the UBC system, undergraduate courses are numbered in the 100-499 range.

LINK TO GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LINK TO CURRENT 447 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Current Course Offerings:

Summer

Summer 2017

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 Principles underlying different writing systems and the decipherment of historical documents.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.

Instructor(s): Burton, Strang

LING200 Linguistic Theory and Analysis I Sections

Introduction to phonetics and phonology; training in the identification and production of speech sounds; principles and methods for describing and writing the sound system of a language; phonological theory with reference to selected languages; the interface between phonology and morphology. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.

Instructor(s): Hall, Kathleen

LING201 Linguistic Theory and Analysis II Sections

Introduction to grammatical analysis; morphology, syntax, semantics; synchronic analysis and description with illustrations from various languages. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.

Instructor(s): DAVIS, HENRY THOMAS

LING222 Language Acquisition Sections

Audition and speech perception, phonological organization, word learning, syntax, and pragmatics.

Instructor(s): Hudson Kam, Carla

LING448B Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.

LING448C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.

LING449 Honours Essay Sections

 


Winter

Winter 2017

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.

Instructor(s): Rullmann, Hotze DERRICK, DONALD

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.

Instructor(s): Burton, Strang

LING140 Challenging Language Myths Sections

Critical consideration of a broad range of commonly held beliefs about language and its relation to the brain and cognition, learning, society, change and evolution. Note. This is an elective course that does not fulfill writing requirements in any faculty or the literature requirement in the Faculty of Arts.

Instructor(s): BRINTON, LAUREL Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric

LING170 Introduction to How to Learn a Language Sections

Skills and strategies for second language acquisition, through the foundations of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and pragmatics, connected to the practical, social, and personal challenges of language learning.

Instructor(s): Burton, Strang

LING200 Linguistic Theory and Analysis I Sections

Introduction to phonetics and phonology; training in the identification and production of speech sounds; principles and methods for describing and writing the sound system of a language; phonological theory with reference to selected languages; the interface between phonology and morphology. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.

Instructor(s): Hall, Kathleen

LING201 Linguistic Theory and Analysis II Sections

Introduction to grammatical analysis; morphology, syntax, semantics; synchronic analysis and description with illustrations from various languages. Analytical practice and seminar discussion.

Instructor(s): DAVIS, HENRY THOMAS

LING209 Clinical Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Sections

Introduction to speech and hearing sciences, with emphasis on the clinical perspectives of audiology and speech pathology.

Instructor(s): Stemberger, Joseph

LING222 Language Acquisition Sections

Audition and speech perception, phonological organization, word learning, syntax, and pragmatics.

Instructor(s): Hudson Kam, Carla

LING270 Introduction to Studies in Second Language Acquisition Sections

Linguistic systems that learners of an additional language develop as they approximate towards the target language, and key questions about what this 'interlanguage' system reveals about how we learn languages.

LING300 Studies in Grammar Sections

Introduction to syntactic analysis and theory, with emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.

LING311 Studies in Phonology Sections

Introduction to phonological analysis and theory, with a strong emphasis on description and analysis of data from a wide variety of languages.

Instructor(s): Pulleyblank, Douglas

LING313 Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics and Speech Science Sections

The articulatory and acoustic properties of speech production and perception, including practice in phonetic transcription, instrumental recording, and the analysis of normal speech.

Instructor(s): Babel, Molly

LING314 Instrumental Phonetics Sections

Physiological and/or acoustic phonetics. Focus on experimental methods and analysis techniques. Topics may include: source-filter theory; spectral and temporal acoustic analysis, inter-articulator timing and motor coordination.

LING327 Introduction to Semantics Sections

The analysis and theory of linguistic meaning with emphasis on formal techniques for semantic analysis and their application to empirical phenomena in language, including pragmatics.

LING333 Research Methods for Linguistics Sections

Research methods used in linguistics and speech science. Emphasis on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, experimental design, and the ethics and methods of linguistic data-collection.

Instructor(s): Stemberger, Joseph

LING345 Pragmatics Sections

Selected topics in pragmatics and information structure, including variations in their cross-linguistic expression and the corresponding influence of sentence form on context.

Instructor(s): Rullmann, Hotze

LING431 Field Methods I Sections

Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment.

Instructor(s): Déchaine, Rose-Marie

LING432 Field Methods II Sections

Elicitation, transcription, organization, and analysis of linguistic data from a native speaker of a language not commonly studied. Practical experience in the use of fieldwork equipment.

Instructor(s): Déchaine, Rose-Marie

LING433 Native Languages of the Americas Sections

Survey of the indigenous languages of the Americas. Study of the basis of genetic classification and areal similarities. The structure of representative languages will be presented and contrasted. The present status of American Indian languages will be considered. Note: this course is not necessarily offered every year.

LING445 Sociolinguistics Sections

The systematic study of language as a social phenomenon.

LING447G Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

LING447H Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

LING447L Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Instructor(s): Rochemont, Michael

LING447N Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Instructor(s): Rochemont, Michael

LING447O Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Instructor(s): Rullmann, Hotze

LING447P Topics in Linguistics - TOPICS IN LING Sections

A capstone course for Linguistics and Speech Sciences majors, normally taken after three years of study. Individual sections will differ substantially; see online Course List for detailed descriptions and prerequisites. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

Instructor(s): Pulleyblank, Douglas

LING448A Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.

LING448C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.

LING448D Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

Supervisor and topic chosen by mutual agreement between student and Linguistics faculty member. Department Advisor approval is required.

LING449 Honours Essay Sections

LING451 Acquisition of Phonology Sections

Development of the phonological system in typical first language acquisition from the perspective of diverse linguistic topics. Phonetic transcription of child speech.

Instructor(s): Stemberger, Joseph

LING452 Acquisition of Syntax Sections

Central issues in the first language acquisition of syntax, including early lexical and semantic development, acquisition of morphology, and syntactic development (e.g., word order, questions).

Instructor(s): Hudson Kam, Carla