Offre de cours 2015-2016 - Études supérieures

Offre de cours 2015-2016

NOTE : Visitez www.horaire.uottawa.ca pour l’horaire actuel des cours ou adressez vous aux professeurs du département pour de plus amples informations.

Il est possible, en certaines circonstances, de prendre des cours de premier cycle avancés (par exemple, LIN4952 Laboratoire de Psycholinguistique est offert par Laura Sabourin cet automne et pourrait être pertinent pour les aspirants psycholinguistes). Si vous considérez cette option, parlez-en avec votre comité de supervision et demandez l’approbation du Comité des études supérieures.

Automne 2015

LIN4952 Laboratoire de Psycholinguistique (premier cycle)
Professeure: Laura Sabourin

Les étudiants exploreront des concepts et des théories présentés en LIN3750 Psycholinguistique en menant une expérience de psycholinguistique en petits groupes. Les membres de chaque groupe auront la responsabilité de concevoir et réaliser l'expérience ainsi que d’analyser et interpréter les résultats.

LIN5303 SOCIOLINGUISTICS I
Professeure:  Shana Poplack

Survey of recent and classical literature on variationist sociolinguistics, and the development of skills to locate, extract and interpret variable phenomena in spontaneous speech.

LIN5315 Phonology I
Professeur: Marc Brunelle

This course is an overview of modern phonological theory (since the 1960s), covering a wide range of phonological phenomena and the theories of phonology that have been developed to account for them (generative phonology and offshoots, feature geometry, optimality theory and offshoots, evolutionary phonology and related models). The course has two main goals: 1) provide students with the necessary background to understand phonological literature, 2) help students acquire the formal tools required to analyse phonological problems.

LIN5317 Syntax 1
Professeur: Dennis Ott

Current aspects and goals of syntactic research. Development of contemporary syntactic concepts. This class is an advanced introduction to generative syntax, the theory of how the human mind computes structured linguistic expressions. We will cover some basics concerning categories, constituency and phrase structure before delving into more advanced issues surrounding movement, binding, and the interfaces. The class is designed to equip students with a solid understanding of the central ideas and controversies in syntactic theory.

LIN4325/LIN6301 EXPERIMENTAL PHONETICS: PHYSIOLOGY
Professeur: Ian MacKay

Physiological aspects of speech production.

LIN6318 SEMANTICS II
Professeure: Ana Arregui

Advanced topics in formal semantics; overview of current debates and technical proposals.
Prerequisite: LIN 5318 or equivalent.

LIN4726/6702 ACOUSTIQUE DE LA PAROLE
Professeur: Ian MacKay

Bases de l'analyse acoustique de la parole.

LIN7311 SEMINAR II: LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF AN UNFAMILIAR LANGUAGE
Professor: Andrés Salanova

Insights into the diversity of linguistic structure and a range of theoretical issues through the medium of linguistics analysis of an unfamiliar language.

LIN8398 DOCTORAL SEMINAR
Professeur: Éric Mathieu

Development of presentational and writing skills (abstracts, articles); the inner workings of the linguistic community (conferences, types of publications, the publication process); the academic job market (applications, interviews); the academic career; the non-academic job market and the transferability of academic skills.

Hiver 2016

LIN5304 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
Professeur: Laura Sabourin

This course is an introduction and critical survey of psycholinguistics. Topics covered will include theoretical and experimental approaches to speech perception, the mental lexicon and sentence processing. In this semester’s course particular emphasis will be on the use of Event-Related brain Potential (ERP) methods to investigate language processing. Students (taking the course for credit) will have the opportunity to get some hands on experience with the ERP technique.

LIN5918 Semantics I
Professeure: Ana Arregui

This course is an introduction to formal semantics in generative grammar. We will be concerned with developing a theory of meaning that is able to account for speakers’ judgements about the truth of sentences in a compositional manner. Topics will include aspects of the semantics of noun phrases, quantification, variable binding, the interpretation of pronouns, belief contexts and modality. We will place emphasis in acquiring the formal tools needed to carry out research in semantics. This course is very much a “hands-on” introduction.

LIN7301 Statistics for Linguistics Research
Professeure: Laura Sabourin

Specialized statistical methods for linguistic analysis, including both descriptive and inferential statistics (e.g. frequency distribution, standard deviation, ANOVA, MANOVA, Regression, Correlation, and T-tests). Training in statistical software. Reading and writing of reports on statistics results. Practical training with linguistic data sets.

LIN7310 SEMINAR I: The Syntax of Relative Clauses
Professeur:  Dennis Ott

This class explores the syntax of relativization as an example of argumentation in syntactic theory. We will survey the main crosslinguistic empirical properties of relative clauses, then focus on theoretical approaches to relativization. Topics will include typological properties of relative clauses; matching vs. raising analyses; connectivity effects; restrictive vs. non-restrictive relatives; free relative clauses. The class takes the format of a seminar, i.e. students are expected to give presentations and develop their own ideas for a term paper.

LIN7330 TOPICS IN THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS I: Formal models of language learnability
Professeur: Kevin McMullin

This course is an exploration into the area of language learnability and is designed for a broad range of linguistic interests, including phonology, morphology, and syntax. Topics will include, among others, learning in formal language theory, the role of positive and negative evidence, learnability in constraint-based frameworks, statistical machine learning, the learning of probabilistic grammars, and will also offer exposure to the practical application of formal models and learning algorithms to data from both natural language and psycholinguistic experimentation.

LIN7340 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION II: Linguistic Theory and the analysis of non-native grammars
Professeure: Juana Muñoz-Liceras

In a metaphor linking language to biological systems, we could say that features in linguistic theory are the “DNA (base pairs)” of human language that, as bundles, constitute the “genes” (the functional categories) that determine the structure of particular languages. In this seminar, we are going to analyze a series of studies which take features (and feature values) as the units that language learners have to activate or identify in order to achieve native or native-like competence in the target language. We will discuss learnability issues such as cross-linguistic influence, optionality, markedness, the relationship between the different linguistic levels (morphology-syntax; syntax-pragmatics; prosody-syntax…) as well as data elicitation techniques and data analysis procedures.

LIN7342 SOCIOLINGUISTICS II
Professeure: Shana Poplack

Current issues in sociolinguistics.

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