Previous courses

Graduate Linguistics Courses 2010-11:


This seminar applies to 2nd year MA linguistics Graduate students.

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

LINGUIST 9750 Segmental Phonology - François Poiré

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.

LINGUIST 9600 - Syntax - Michiya Kawai

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.

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.


LINGUIST 9412B- Language and Power -Dr. Tania Granadillo

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

LINGUIST9101 - Language and Concepts - Dr. Marc Joanisse

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.

LINGUIST 9800 cross-listed with Spanish 9708 - L2 Acquisiton - Dr. J. Bruhn de Garavito

**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).