ABOUT LINGUISTICSLinguistics: a fascinating subject and a rewarding career.
If you are looking for an exciting program that explores the power and dynamics of language and pursues its applications in the lives of individuals, groups and societies, you should major in Linguistics (3 year BA, 4 year BA, or Honours BA). This is an ideal program for students who are considering careers in speech and language pathology, cultural studies, communications, speech research laboratories and institutes, forensic linguistics, publishing industry, sales, advertising, literacy programs, governmental institutions, education or language teaching. The Linguistics major program provides you with unique flexibility in pursuing your interests, since you have an option to take not only linguistics, but also a few courses in languages, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, English, women and gender studies, communication, and computer science.
Our Honours program is for those who are thinking about doing graduate studies.
Linguistics is a fascinating subject to pursue. Have you ever wondered why males and females seem to speak different languages? What is the difference between human communication and animal communication? How comes that the word ‘halibut’ actually comes from ‘holy but’? How do children acquire language and why it is so easy for them and so hard for adults? How does language evolve with time? What can be done to preserve minority languages? What is the connection between our logical thinking and our grammar? Are there any underlying patterns behind the differences of the world language grammars? How to transcribe sounds of any human language and what kinds of sounds do languages use? Do you want to see what language sounds look like? Would you like to trace your pitch on the screen? How to catch criminals by the unique pattersn of their voices?
Find the answers to these and many other questions in linguistics courses.
For further information, please contact Veronika Makarova
The program is Interdisciplinary, and is administered by a committee which includes the following members:
As of July, Linguisitcs has merged with The Department of Religion and Culture. However, for now the Lingustics webpage will remain at this location
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