Graduate Linguistics Courses 2010-11:
Fall schedule: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm - Room UC317
**Changed for winter**Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm - Room UC138a
Start Date: Tuesday January 3rd, 2011
Fall Term 2010:
Mondays 2:30-5:30pm -Room UC317
Start Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
A range of readings are used to examine development of phonological theory over a number of decades, from the early generative linear approaches to more recent non-linear alternatives. The emphasis is on the dynamics which drive change from one model to another, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches in accounting for linguistic facts. Students explore a range of datasets from various languages to illustrate phonological processes and cross-linguistic typological patterns.
Thursdays 9:30-12:30 -Room UC138a
Start date: Thursday, September 16, 2010
A graduate level Introduction to principles of transformational syntax for building the foundation for research on syntax. We examine how some of the major issues for the current syntactic research are evolved, and investigate how they have been handled in various theoretical frameworks.
Winter Term 2011:
A new course will be offered in January:
**New COURSE**LINGUIST9032 -Readings in Linguistics and Developmental Language Impairments -Dr. Skarakis-Doyle,
In this seminar we will examine the role of linguistic theory and methodology in the characterization of developmental language impairments. We will examine phonological, morphosyntactic , semantic and pragmatic impairments in developing language systems. Dissociations across linguistic components within clinical syndromes will be examined.
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm room TBA
Start date: January 5, 2011
The purpose of this course is to examine linkages between linguistic practices and relations of power, drawing primarily on techniques of linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis. A background in either linguistics or social theory to be able to follow the course
Tuesdays, 1pm - 4 pm, room SSC 8438/8440
Start date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This course will familiarize students with fundamental issues and controversies in the areas of language and concepts, especially from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Of interest are the broad classes of models and theories of language and concept processing, and how these can be investigated using experimental data in areas such as perception, phonology, morphology, syntactic processing, semantics, working memory, first- and second-language learning, neurological disorders and neuroimaging. Half course (0.5); one term.
**Changed** to FRIDAYS 9:30-12:30 room UC317
Start date: Friday, January 7, 2011
This course will examine the main issues in second language acquisition within a generative framework, including the initial state, the role of the first language, the role of input, variability in second language grammars and ultimate attainment. It will touch on the major theoretical debates regarding the explanation for differences between L2interlanguages and the target language. We will focus particularly on research on the acquisition of French, English and Spanish, although other languages will also be included. The course will be taught in English. It is advisable that students should have taken or be taking a course on generative syntax. The course is taught twice a week (2x1 1/2 hours).