BSc in Linguistics
The School of Linguistics and Language Studies offers the following BSc Linguistics programs:
- BSc Honours in Linguistics with a concentration in Linguistic Theory; Psychology focus
- BSc Honours in Linguistics with a concentration in Linguistic Theory; Neuroscience focus
- BSc Honours in Linguistics with a concentration in Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders; Psychology focus
- BSc Honours in Linguistics with a concentration in Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders; Neuroscience focus
Students in the BSc Linguistics program can choose from two concentrations to tailor their Linguistics degree to their interests: Linguistic Theory, or Psycholinguistics & Communication Disorders. Within each concentration, students choose a Psychology or Neuroscience focus. Qualified students in the Psycholinguistics & Communication Disorders concentration have the opportunity to take a practicum course that provides clinical experience in speech-language pathology.
We also offer a BA in Linguistics.
Our Linguistics programs cover 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
- Psycholinguistics: language processing and perception, language acquisition
- Neurolinguistics: Biological foundation and neuro-cognitive mechanisms of language
- Communication Disorders: Disorders of speech, language, fluency, hearing and voice
- Research Methodology and Statistics: experimental design and data analysis
The science requirements include math, biology, chemistry, and neuroscience or psychology.
Click here for a list of Linguistics courses in the Undergraduate Calendar.
We also regularly offer special topic courses. This year we are offering:
Other recent topics offered include: Language in the Legal Domain, Semantic Variation and Social Meaning, Japanese Syntax, and Linguistic and Social Aspects of Inuktitut.
Students in the BSc program 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.