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SGS Calendar 2003-2004

Linguistics LIN

Graduate Faculty

Full Members

P. M. Bhatt, BA, MA, PhD/French R. I. Binnick, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics E. N. Burstynsky, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics J. K. Chambers, BA, MA, PhD, DipEd/Linguistics E. A. Cowper, BA, AM, PhD/Linguistics B. E. Dresher, BA, PhD/Linguistics D. M. James, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics A. Johns, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics D. Massam, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics (Chair) A. T. Perez-Leroux, BA, MA, PhD/Spanish P. A. Reich, BS, MS, PhD/Linguistics K. D. Rice, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics Y. Roberge, BA, MA, PhD/French H. Rogers, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics R. H. Smyth, BA, MSc, PhD/Linguistics (Coordinator of Graduate Studies) S. Tagliamonte, BA, MA, PhD/Linguistics

Associate Members

G. B. Alboiu, BA, PhD L. M. Colantoni, MA, PhD D. McKercher, BSc, BEd, MA, PhD

Address: Sixth Floor, Robarts Library Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3H1

Telephone: (416) 978-4029 Fax: (416) 971-2688 E-mail: lingdept@chass.utoronto.ca Web: www.chass.utoronto.ca/linguistics/

Course descriptions and other information are available each spring from the Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

Degree of Master of Arts Applicants must have at least a B+ average to be considered for admission. Applicants whose academic background does not include courses in introductory phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax are normally not admissible. If the applicant's academic background is limited to these courses, or the equivalent, consideration may be given for admission to a two-year program.

The M.A. program includes courses LIN 1121H, 1131H, 1181H, 1290Y, and JAL 1145H, or their equivalents, if not already taken, plus other requirements as determined by the Department. LIN 1290Y is taken in the final year of the degree. LIN 1121H, 1131H, and 1181H are normally taken in the first year. Students will be admitted to a one-year (normally four course) or two-year (normally eight course) program depending on their background.

All students must demonstrate an ability to read professionally in two languages other than English. The choice of languages must be approved by the graduate coordinator, having regard to the student's field of research. In some circumstances, demonstrated competence in computer programming may satisfy the requirement.

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Candidates will be considered for admission if they have completed the University of Toronto M.A. in linguistics, or its equivalent, with at least an A- average.

Students are normally required to complete three full-course equivalents during the first year. Generals papers (LIN 2201H and LIN 2202H) in two areas of concentration must be completed by September of the second year. During these two years students are normally required to be on campus full-time for a residence period which entails being in such geographical proximity as to be able to visit the campus regularly and to participate fully in the Department's activities associated with the program.

Language requirements as outlined for the M.A. degree must be satisfied, and other requirements are determined in consultation with the graduate coordinator.

Candidates are required to present a thesis which must be an original contribution to linguistic knowledge. Both the preparation for and the writing of the thesis will be carried out under the supervision of members of the Department.

Courses of Instruction Not all courses are offered in any given year. Students should consult the departmental Web site.

JAL 1145H Introduction to Field Methods JAL 1155H Language and Gender JAL 1170H Language Typology JAL 1171Y Dialectology JIL 1140H Semiotics JLP 2450H Psycholinguistics JLP 2451H Language Acquisition JLP 2452H Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory JRL 1100Y Introduction to Romance Philology LIN 1000Y Introduction to Linguistics LIN 1005H Quantitative Methods in Linguistics (Credit/No Credit) LIN 1028H Phonetics LIN 1029H Sound Patterns in Language LIN 1031H Morphological Patterns in Language LIN 1032H Syntactic Patterns LIN 1105H Linguistic Structures LIN 1106Y Linguistic Structures LIN 1115H Second Language Acquisition LIN 1121H Phonological Theory LIN 1126H Phonetics LIN 1127H Phonetic Analysis LIN 1131H Introduction to Syntactic Theory LIN 1133H Morphology: Morphosyntactic Issues LIN 1145H Semantics LIN 1154H Sociology of Language LIN 1162H Comparative-Historical Linguistics I LIN 1172H Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics LIN 1180H History of Linguistic Thought LIN 1181H Introduction to Analysis and Argumentation LIN 1182H Language and Mind LIN 1200Y Current Issues in Linguistic Theory LIN 1201H Current Issues in Linguistic Theory LIN 1221H Advanced Phonology I LIN 1222H Advanced Phonology II LIN 1223H Advanced Phonology III LIN 1224H Advanced Phonology IV LIN 1231H Advanced Syntax I LIN 1232H Advanced Syntax II LIN 1233H Advanced Syntax III LIN 1234H Advanced Syntax IV LIN 1245H Advanced Semantics I LIN 1246H Advanced Semantics II LIN 1251H Variation Theory LIN 1254H Sociolinguistic Methods LIN 1256H Grammatical Variation LIN 1270H Models of Language Behaviour LIN 1290Y Linguistic Forum LIN 1321H Research in Phonology LIN 1331H Research in Syntax LIN 1502Y Reading Seminar LIN 1503H Reading Seminar LIN 1504Y Research Seminar LIN 1505H Research Seminar LIN 1507H Individual Readings I LIN 1509H Individual Readings II LIN 2201H Generals Paper I LIN 2202H Generals Paper II

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Linguistics Courses See page 27 for Key to Course Descriptions. For Distribution Requirement purposes (see page 22), LIN courses are classified as HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCE courses; check individual course listings below.

HUM199Y1 First Year Seminar 52S

Undergraduate seminar that focuses on specific ideas, questions, phenomena or controversies, taught by a regular Faculty member deeply engaged in the discipline. Open only to newly admitted first year students. It may serve as a Humanities course; see page 40.

LIN100Y1 Introduction to General Linguistics 52L, 26T

Lectures on fundamental principles with illustrations from English and from a broad spectrum of other languages. Practice in elementary analytic techniques. This is a Humanities course

LIN200H1 Introduction to Language 26L

A general-interest course on language. Possible topics include: the structure of language; how language changes over time, the social and psychological aspects of language, language and culture, the origin of language, writing systems, and language acquisition. (This course cannot be used as an entrance to programs in linguistics, and cannot be used be used as a Prerequisite to any linguistics courses unless otherwise indicated.)

Exclusion: LIN100Y1 This is a Humanities course

LIN201H1 Canadian English 26L

A study of the structures of several dialects of English spoken in Canada, and of their history and affiliations. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN100Y1/LIN200H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN203H1 English Words (formerly LIN202Y1) 26L

An analysis of English words, the history of their development and the variation in their use across the English-speaking world. Topics include the history and structure of words, the relation between sound and spelling, dialect variation and the development of dictionaries.

Exclusion: LIN202Y1 This is a Humanities course

LIN204H1 English Grammar (formerly LIN202Y1) 26L

How the English language works: students analyze a wide variety of English grammatical structures and learn how they vary across dialects and change through time.

Exclusion: LIN202Y1 This is a Humanities course

LIN228H1 Phonetics 26L, 13T

Investigation of the sounds most commonly used in languages from an articulatory and acoustic point of view, with practice in their recognition and production. Recommended preparation: LIN100Y1/LIN200H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN229H1 Sound Patterns in Language 26L, 13T

The nature and organization of phonological systems, with practical work in analysis. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1, LIN228H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN231H1 Morphological Patterns in Language 26L, 13T

The nature and organization of morphological systems, with practical work in analysis. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1 This is a Humanities course

LIN232H1 Syntactic Patterns in Language 26L, 13T

The nature and organization of syntactic systems; their relation to semantic systems and the linguistic organization of discourse; practical work in analysis. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1 This is a Humanities course

LIN256H1 Sociolinguistics 26L

An introduction to linguistic variation and its social implications, especially the quantitative study of phonological and grammatical features and their correlations with age, sex, ethnicity, and other social variables. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1 This is a Social Science course.

LIN299Y1 Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See page 40 for details.

LIN305H1 Quantitative Methods in Linguistics 39L

Principles of research design, data collection, and a wide variety of statistical techniques for research in various subfields of linguistics. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1 and one full course in LIN/JAL/JFL/JLP This is a Social Science course

LIN306H1 Language Diversity and Language Universals 26L

This course examines cross-linguistic typological features found in the languages of the world. Special attention is given to describing morphological and syntactic patterns found cross-linguistically. The goal of the course is to draw on the range of variation in order to uncover language universals. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN231H1, LIN232H1 This is a Humanities course

JLP315H1 Language Acquisition 39L

Infants' abilities at birth, prelinguistic development, the first words, phonological, syntactic and semantic development. Social variables influencing development of language, bilingualism, models of development, language play. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology) Prerequisite: One full course equivalent at the 200-level in LIN/JAL/JUP/PSL/PSY This is a Science course

LIN322H1 Phonological Theory 39L

Basic issues in current phonological theory. Problems focusing on analysis and theory. (Students who want to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly advised to include this course in their program.) Prerequisite: LIN229H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN323H1 Acoustic Phonetics 26L

Introduction to acoustics, with particular reference to the vocal tract; acoustic properties of speech; instrumental techniques for speech analysis.

Exclusion: LIN321H1 Prerequisite: LIN228H1 This is a Humanities course

JAL328H1 Writing Systems (formerly JAL328Y1) 26L

Introduction to writing system: their historical development, their relationship to language, and their role in culture and society. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics) Prerequisite: ANT100Y1/LIN100Y1/LIN200H1 This is a Social Science course

LIN331H1 Syntactic Theory 39L

An introduction to the foundations and formal framework of current generative grammar, concentrating on Chomsky's Minimalist theory. (Students who want to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly advised to include this course in their program.) Prerequisite: LIN232H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN341H1 Semantics 26L

The study of meaning within linguistics. Areas of interest include word meaning, the interpretation of syntactic units such as the sentence, the logic of semantic properties, and the interaction of meaning and the use of language. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN232H1 This is a Humanities course

JAL355H1 Language and Gender 26L

Ways in which women and men differ in their use of language and in their behaviour in conversational interaction; ways in which language reflects cultural beliefs about women and men. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics) Prerequisite: Two full course equivalents at the 200-level in LIN/ANT/JAL/SOC Recommended preparation: ANT204Y1/JAL253H1/254H1/NEW261Y1/SOC200Y1/ 202Y1/SOC214Y1/SOC215Y1 This is a Social Science course

LIN356H1 Language Variation 26L

The theory and practice of sociolinguistics. The inter-relationship between language and society from the perspective of collecting, organizing, and analyzing patterns in natural speech data, including field methods and quantitative methods for correlating linguistic and social variables. Prerequisite: JAL254H1/LIN256H1 This is a Social Science course

LIN362H1 Historical Linguistics 26L

An introduction to diachronic linguistics. Theories of language change; the comparative method, internal reconstruction, linguistic geography, the origin of languages; language death. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN229H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN372H1 Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics 39L

Articulation of speech sounds, morphology, syntax, structure of the lexicon, comprehension of speech in noise, slips of the tongue, choice of vocabulary and sentence form when speaking. Prerequisite: LIN100Y1/(LIN231H1, LIN232H1)/ JLP315H1/JLP374H1/JUP250Y1/PSY270H1/PSY290H1/295H1 This is a Humanities course

JLP374H1 Psychology of Language 39L

Experimental approaches to the comprehension and production of languages. Topics include perception of speech sounds, storage and retrieval of words from the mental lexicon, processing of grammatical information, discourse comprehension and memory, models of language production, and the role of cognitive and perceptual systems. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology) Prerequisite: One full course equivalent at the 200-level in LIN/JAL/JUP/PSY/PSL This is a Science course

LIN398H0/399Y0 Independent Experiential Study Project

An instructor-supervised group project in an off-campus setting. See page 40 for details.

JAL401H1 Field Linguistics 52P

Practice in language analysis based on elicited data from a native speaker of a foreign language, emphasizing procedures and techniques. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics) (Students who want to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly advised to include this course in their program.) Prerequisite: Completion of LIN322H1, LIN331H1, except for students in their final year where LIN331H1/332H1 is a corequisite. This is a Social Science course

LIN423H1 Phonetic Analysis 26L

Theoretical discussion of the acoustic correlates of various types of sounds found in language. Practical experience in the acoustic analysis of speech. (Not offered every year)

Exclusion: LIN321H1 Prerequisite: LIN323H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN432H1 Advanced Morphology: Morphosyntax 39L

Current research involving morphology, including the role of morphology in the grammar, the nature of inflectional paradigms, affixes affecting grammatical relations. Each year one topic will be a special focus and will be dealt with at length. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN231H1 Co-requisite: LIN331H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN458H1 Revitalizing Languages 26L

A study of language endangerment and language revitalization efforts, focusing on Aboriginal languages of Canada. Topics nclude language classification and a survey of major features of the languages, what it means for a language to be endangered, the factors that contribute to language shift, and efforts to reverse language shift, including discussion of literacy and dictionaries. Prerequisites: LIN100Y1Y plus at least two full course equivalents drawn from LIN/JAL. This is a Humanities course.

JLP471H1 Advanced Psycholinguistics 39L

Seminar in advanced topics in psycholinguistics. Content will vary from year to year. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology) (Not offered every year) Prerequisite:JLP374H1, LIN322H1/LIN331H1 This is a Science course

JLS474H1 Disorders of Speech and Language 39L

An introduction to normal and deviant development of speech and language; the disintegration of human communication skills; remediation of disorders of speech, voice, language and hearing; the effects of human communication handicaps on the individual, family, and community; theoretical and philosophical aspects of disordered communication. (Given by the Departments of Linguistics and Speech Pathology) Prerequisite: JLP315H1/JLP374H1 This is a Science course

JFL477H1 Issues in French and Linguistics I 26S

An advanced seminar on issues of current theoretical relevance in linguistics with special reference to French. This course is taught in English. Prerequisite: Any 300+series FRE or LIN course

JFL478H1 Issues in French and Linguistics II 26S

An advanced seminar on issues of current theoretical relevance in linguistics with special reference to French. This course is taught in English. Prerequisite: Any 300+series FRE or LIN course

LIN480H1 History of Linguistics 26L

A survey of linguistic thought from Panini to the present, focussing primarily on the 20th century. Three approaches are used: linguistic schools, major personalities and their works, and concepts. (Not offered every year) Prerequisite: LIN100Y1 Recommended preparation: Reading knowledge of another European language This is a Humanities course

LIN481H1 Introduction to Analysis and Argumentation 39L

Argumentation, practice in constructing and evaluating hypotheses, and critical evaluation of representative articles. Emphasis on the structure of arguments rather than on the analysis of a particular language. Prerequisite: LIN322H1/LIN331H1 This is a Humanities course

LIN495Y1/497Y1 Individual Project TBA

A research or reading project undertaken by the student under the supervision of a staff member. Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

LIN496H1/498H1/499H1 Individual Project TBA

A research or reading project undertaken by the student under the supervision of a staff member. Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department