Teaching

Teaching

LING 1F94 Introduction to Linguistics

In this course, students examine introductory principles of generative grammar over the course of two terms (Fall and Winter). Topics include an introduction to the field of generative grammar (includes defining Universal Grammar), morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, language typology and language families, and sociolinguistics.

For an interesting perspective on this course, see the attached article by Prof. Ruth McQuirter Scott, who took this course for credit.  Please scroll to pg. 25 to read the article "Professor as Student" to see her perspective on the class.

 

LING 3Q93 Neurolinguistics (Fall term)

An introduction to brain and language. Topics include assumptions of cognitive neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, imaging techniques, research methods, and processing language in visual and auditory modalities. The course ends with an in-house conference where students present posters on research areas in brain and language.

Here's a note from a former student and TA in that class, now pursuing her MSc. in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Alberta:

"First of all something that you can tell your Neurolinguistics students. The research methods class that I am taking here is the exact same format as our Neurolinguistics course except that we do our own research. We have to do a research proposal, research paper, poster and presentation, which is just another example of how helpful the Neurolinguistics class was. While the majority of the class was very nervous, I felt well equipped. As well, there is a strong neuroscience component to the material we're covering in my course on anatomy and physiology, so they will need to know that material in their masters. Thank you for that class!"

 

LING 3P71 Syntax (Winter term)

An introduction to generative syntax. Topics include assumptions in generative grammar, what is the lexicon, constituency tests and tree structure, argument structure, theta theory, binding, and anaphora.