Linguistics (LING)

LING*1000  Introduction to Linguistics  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

The nature of language. An elementary survey of linguistic disciplines. Phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, language, and society.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
LING*2400  Phonetics  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course studies central concepts in phonetics such as speech anatomy, acoustics, articulation, analysis and perception of vowels, consonants and suprasegmentals as well as the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Offering(s): Offered in even-numbered years.  
Prerequisite(s): LING*1000  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
LING*3010  Topics in Sociolinguistics  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

How do language and society affect one another? This course explores various topics related to the study of language and society with a focus on Canadian contexts. Topics of study include the role of social variables (gender/sex, age, ethnicity, social class, education, identity) in language variation and change. The course also examines topics such as bilingualism, multilingualism, language contact, language policies, language ideologies, and language and the environment.

Prerequisite(s): 7.00 credits, LING*1000  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph  
LING*3020  Linguistics and Technology  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will focus on the use of technology in the field of linguistics. It may cover computational and corpus linguistics, uses of technology in second-language acquisition, and/or the technological tools used in translation. Lectures and class discussions will be supplemented by hands-on seminars which introduce various technological resources with applications for the field of linguistics.

Prerequisite(s): 7.00 credits, LING*1000  
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures  
Location(s): Guelph