Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Linguistics

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Offered by: Linguistics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • LING 601 Graduate Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : A seminar dedicated to graduate student research and professional training.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

  • LING 602 Graduate Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : A seminar dedicated to graduate student research and professional training.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall) Michael Wagner (Winter)

  • LING 630 Phonetics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the current state of the field of phonetics, covering articulation, acoustics, and theories of perception and production.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Francisco Torreira-Martinez (Fall)

  • LING 631 Phonology 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Foundations of phonological theory, focusing on issues in segmental and prosodic structure.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Heather Goad (Fall)

    • Fall

  • LING 635 Phonetics and Phonology 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Advanced course on current issues in phonetic and phonological theory.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Meghan Clayards (Winter)

  • LING 660 Semantics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to the basics of natural language semantics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Bernhard Schwarz (Fall)

    • Fall

  • LING 671 Syntax 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : In-depth overview of current issues in theoretical syntax. Emphasis will be placed on the logic and development of argumentation in syntactic theory.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Lisa De Mena Travis (Fall)

    • Fall

  • LING 706 Ph.D. Evaluation 1

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the first research paper required in the Ph.D program.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Winter)

  • LING 707 Ph.D. Evaluation 2

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Research and writing of the second research paper required in the in the Ph.D program.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michael Wagner (Fall)

Note: LING 706 and LING 707 must be completed before proceeding to thesis research.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits from the following:

6 credits from the following:

  • LING 610 Linguistic Field Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Explores theoretically relevant questions in a less familiar and under-studied language, working with a language consultant. Basic methods of how to approach a new language and culture in the field are covered, as well as issues of language documentation and language preservation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • LING 620 Experimental Linguistics: Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Introduction to experimental research methods for linguists.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michael Wagner, Morgan Sonderegger (Fall)

  • LING 661 Advanced Formal Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : This course presents the formal methods used in the study of syntax or semantics. Topics include basic set theory as well as partial orders and lattices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

6 additional credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level. At least one in the student's intended research area.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)