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Linguistics (LING) Courses

LING 5004 [0.5 credit]
Syntax

A graduate seminar in contemporary syntactic theory.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5005 [0.5 credit]
Morphology

A graduate seminar in contemporary morphological theory.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5007 [0.5 credit]
Phonology

A graduate seminar in contemporary phonological theory.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5009 [0.5 credit]
Special Topic in Linguistics

Examination of a topic or more specialized area in linguistics or language study. Topic to be announced.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): This course is repeatable for credit when the topic changes.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4009, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5077 [0.5 credit]
Phonetics

A graduate seminar in contemporary phonetics.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5101 [0.5 credit]
Historical Linguistics: English

A theory-intensive course that will study the development of English starting with Proto-Indo-European progressing through Common Germanic to the stages of English itself. Topics include phonological sound changes, phonemic inventories, and morphological and syntactic typology.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ENGL 5101.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4101, for which additional credit is precluded.


LING 5412 [0.5 credit]
Linguistique du français II

Réflexions sur des problèmes théoriques liés à la linguistique du français. Le contenu précis de ce cours varie selon les années. Consulter le site web carleton.ca/French. The course is taught in French, but students will submit written assignments in English.
Also listed as FREN 5003.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4412 and FREN 4412, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5413 [0.5 credit]
Aspect linguistique particulier

Étude approfondie d'un aspect de la prononciation, de la grammaire ou du lexique français. Le contenu précis de ce cours varie selon les années. Consulter le site web départemental carleton.ca/french. The course is taught in French, but students will submit written assignments in English.
Also listed as FREN 5200.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4413 and FREN 4413, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5414 [0.5 credit]
Théories linguistiques françaises

Étude du français dans ses dimensions morphologiques, syntaxiques ou phonologiques. Le contenu précis de ce cours varie selon les années. Consulter le site Web. The course is taught in French, but students will submit written assignments in English.
Also listed as FREN 5001.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4414 and FREN 4414, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5415 [0.5 credit]
Linguistique du français I

Étude du français par l'intermédiaire de l'analyse portant sur des sources variées. Le contenu précis de ce cours varie selon les années. Consulter le site web départemental carleton.ca/French. The course is taught in French, but students will submit written assignments in English.
Also listed as FREN 5415.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as FREN 4415 and LING 4415, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5505 [0.5 credit]
Semantics

A graduate seminar in contemporary semantics.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as PHIL 5650.

LING 5510 [0.5 credit]
Lexical Semantics

Study of the meaning of words. Topics may include lexical decomposition, meaning variation, lexical relations, and lexical aspect.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as PHIL 5660.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4510 and PHIL 4055., for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5601 [0.5 credit]
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Further study of psychological and neurolinguistic mechanisms of adult language processing. May include topics from first language acquisition.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4601, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5603 [0.5 credit]
First Language Acquisition

Advanced topics in language acquisition and development, and the relative contributions of the environment, cognitive development, and inborn knowledge.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4603, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5605 [0.5 credit]
Psycholinguistic Research Methods

Introduction to experimental methodologies used in current psycholinguistic studies. Topics include experimental design and techniques, descriptive statistics, and interpreting and reporting research findings.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4605, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5606 [0.5 credit]
Statistics for Language Research

Application of statistical procedures to analysis of language data and to problems of measurement in experimental linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and related fields.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ALDS 5604.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as ALDS 4606 and LING 4606, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5608 [0.5 credit]
Language and Cognition

Structure and representation of linguistic knowledge in human cognition. Evidence from child language acquisition, language processing and language impairment.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ALDS 5301 and CGSC 5003.

LING 5704 [0.5 credit]
Linguistic Analysis, Culture and Cognition

Universals of language from a cross-cultural perspective. Study of lesser-known languages leading to critical understanding of universal human concepts and communication practices in culture-specific configurations. Cross-linguistic analysis as a means to general understanding of diversity and universality in human cognition.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ALDS 5303.

LING 5801 [0.5 credit]
Linguistic Field Methods

With a language consultant, students discover the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the target language using linguistic elicitation. Language will vary from year to year but will normally be a non-European language. Language documentation, data management, ethical issues surrounding research in Indigenous communities.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ALDS 5801.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as LING 4801, for which additional credit is precluded.

LING 5907 [0.0 credit]
Graduate Diploma Capstone Examination

Students must pass an oral exam that will evaluate their knowledge of linguistic theory. Students will be provided with a reading list of literature in theoretical linguistics that they should be familiar with, based on their core linguistics courses and their research interests.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5908 [1.0 credit]
Research Essay

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 5909 [2.5 credits]
M.A. Thesis

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 6801 [1.0 credit]
Language Documentation

The core PhD seminar in Language Documentation. Topics include the detailed examination of foundational texts, current theories, research methodologies, and best practices in language documentation. Includes significant focus on interactions with language communities, field methods, and related ethics.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 6907 [0.0 credit]
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Students must pass an oral comprehensive exam that will evaluate their knowledge of linguistic theory. Students will be provided with a reading list of literature in theoretical linguistics that they should be familiar with, based on their core linguistics courses and their research interests.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 6908 [0.0 credit]
Qualifying Paper

Students are required to write a Qualifying Paper (QP) that assesses their potential for conducting original research. Their QP must include aspects of both linguistic theory and language documentation and/or revitalization, although the proportion devoted to each component will vary from student to student.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

LING 6909 [7.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca