BA in Linguistics

The School of Linguistics and Language Studies offers the following BA Linguistics programs:

Our core program covers the following topics:

  • Phonetics: production, perception and acoustic properties of human speech sounds
  • Phonology: variations and patterns of speech sounds
  • Morphology: word categories, structure and creation of words
  • Syntax: structure of phrases and sentences
  • Semantics: word, phrase and sentence meaning
  • Historical Linguistics: language change and language relationships
  • Psycho/Neurolinguistics: language processing and first language acquisition

Click here for a list of Linguistics courses in the Undergraduate Calendar.

We also regularly offer special topic courses. Recent topics have included: computational linguistics, constraint-based syntax, experimental syntax, language and reference, and aspects of Cree.

Students in the BA Honours and Combined Honours programs may enrol in the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL) program concurrently with their Honours degree.

Students in the BA General, Honours and Combined Honours programs are required at graduation to have a working knowledge of a language other than English. Proficiency is determined by successful completion of a university course in the language or by an oral or written test given by SLaLS.

For further information on Linguistics in SLaLS, please visit our Linguistics homepage.

Got questions, check our FAQ and contact our academic advisor Dr. Kumiko Murasugi.