Linguistics

For Linguistics taught in French, see FR 3412, FR 3432, FR 3434, FR 3442, FR 3464 under the French section.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

Linguistics program description.

LING1102English Syntax (O)3 ch (3C)

An introduction to traditional concepts in English syntax. Covers two areas: grammatical categories (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.) and sentence structure (subjects, predicates, complements; main vs subordinate clauses). The course is a theoretical presentation of grammatical concepts. 

LING2101Linguistics I3 ch

Basic concepts of phonetics, phonology, morphology, language change and language variation.

LING2202Linguistics II3 ch

Basic concepts of syntax, semantics, language acquisition and computer applications of language.

LING3111Language Acquisition3 ch (3C)

Theories of first and/or second language acquisition with focus on the stages of language acquisition and parametric setting.

LING3113Phonetics and Phonology3 ch (3C)

Articulatory phonetics and phonology with comparative application to English, French, and other languages. This course is the equivalent to LING 3411 (Phonetics & Phonemics) at UNB Fredericton. 

LING3114Syntax3 ch (3C)

The generative grammar approach to sentence structure. Comparative applications to English, French, and other languages.

LING3212The History of the English Language3 ch (3C)

The methodology of historical linguistics and an overview of Indo-European languages form the background for the discussion of changes in English: changes in consonant and vowel systems, transition to a non-case system, setting of parameters in syntax.

LING3223Semantics3 ch (3C)

Meaning through language: word and sentence meaning, context, inference, speech acts. Comparative applications to English and French. 

LING3224Cognition and Language3 ch (3C)

Language as a cognitive system; focus on the work of Steven Pinker.