Psychology of Language
An introduction to the experimental study of the psychological reality of linguistic structures. Topics include: the basics of experimental design, models of lexical and grammatical processing, speech production, figurative language, and group differences in language processing. Finally, we will consider neurolinguistic methodologies and the biological basis of language.
LING2100 or LING2100H or LING2100E or EPSY2130 or EPSY2130H or PSYC1101 or PSYC1101E or PSYC1030H
Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
The positions of Greek and Latin within the Indo-European language family with special attention to the phonological evolution of both Greek and Latin from Proto-Indo-European.
LATN3010 or GREK2002 or POD, or Pass on Classics Department Greek or Latin proficiency exam or POD
An introduction to the formal analysis of sentential meaning, from a linguist's perspective. After first isolating a truth-conditional notion of literal meaning, we will use techniques from logic to describe how the meanings of sentences are built from those of their parts.
LING(ENGL)3150 or POD
Second Language Acquisition
Linguistic theories of second language acquisition, with emphasis on the acquisition of English. Topics include order of acquisition, sociocultural factors with linguistic bases, and neurolinguistic models.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or ENGL(LING)4110/6110
ESL Error Analysis
Psycholinguistic theory applied to problems in second language learning, and the prediction of language behavior through the use of contrastive analysis.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or ENGL(LING)4110/6110, POD
Study of the English Language
The nature, structure, and varieties of the English language in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and semantics.
One of the Celtic languages (for example, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic) in medieval or contemporary form. Languages and instructors may vary from semester to semester.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or CMLT2111 or CMLT2210 or CMLT2220 or ENGL2310 or ENGL2320 or ENGL2330 or ENGL2340 or ENGL2400, POD
Introduction to Indo-European Studies
The Indo-European language family: the various early Indo-European dialects, their grammatical structures, and the evolution of those structures from the proto-language.
LING2100 or LING2100E or LING2100H or ENGL(LING)3030 or POD
Philosophy of Language
Topics such as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, truth, definition, analyticity, ambiguity, metaphor, symbolism, and the uses of language.
(PHIL2500 and any 3000-level PHIL course) or POD
Romance Linguistics: Theory and Analysis
The scientific study of the nature and characteristics of human languages with a specific focus on the linguistic structures (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic) of one or more Romance Languages and their use and variation, historical development, and acquisition. Given in English.
Not open to students with credit in SPAN6350.