Current 447 Courses

2017W – Term 1


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Title:  tba

Pre-req:  tba

Days/times:  MW 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor:  tba

Description:  tba


2016W – Term 2

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Title:  Information Systems

Days/Times:  T Th / 11 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor:   Michael Rochemont


Information Structure (IS) is relevant to every area of linguistic investigation.  It finds expression in natural language in intonational and segmental phonology, in morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.  The last couple of decades have seen an explosion of work on its ramifications for theoretical and experimental research in the phonetics/phonology, phonology/syntax, syntax/semantics, and semantics/pragmatics interfaces, and in areas as diverse as field work, L1 and L2 acquisition and processing, L2 pedagogy, language disorders, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and computational linguistics.  In this course, we investigate the central theoretical notions of IS (focus, givenness and topic), their relation to one another, their expression in different languages and language families, and different theoretical perspectives that are brought to bear on these notions.  Students will engage with primary literature and prepare a research report on a topic in one of the areas listed above.  Prerequisites: any two of LING 300, 311, 327, 313.


Course #: ?  (This section does not meet the Faculty of Arts “Research Requirement for the BA.)

Title:  tba

Pre-req:  tba

Days/times:  MWF 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Instructor:  tba