|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
|Description:||The field of Linguistics is concerned with the formal description and analysis of language. As a student in the program, you will examine the following: the production, perception and acoustic properties of human speech sounds (phonetics); the patterns and variations of speech sounds (phonology); the categories, structure and creation of words (morphology); the structure of sentences (syntax); word, phrase and sentence meaning (semantics); language change and relationships among languages (historical linguistics); and language processing and first language acquisition (psycho/neurolinguistics).
Linguistics can be studied as an Honours, General or Combined Honours program, or as a minor. Minor programs in American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies are also available.