Language and Linguistic Theory

The pathway in Language and Linguistic Theory is designed for students whose love of languages (with a final -s) is less important to them than their love of Language (with a capital L). Such students may have been attracted to linguistics from a variety of fields - a foreign language, English, anthropology, mathematics, computer science, even physics. What unites them is an interest in the common formal and representational system that underlies all human languages.

Requirements: 5 half-courses

  1. Two foundational courses, consisting of

    1. Linguistics 110: Introduction to Linguistics; or Social Analysis 34: Knowledge or Language

    2. Linguistics 83: Language, Structure, Culture; Linguistics 88: Language and Cognition; Fresh. Sem. 34x: Language and Prehistory; or Fresh. Sem. 39x: Human, Animal and Artificial Languages

  2. Three more advanced courses, chosen from among

    1. Linguistics 112a: Introduction to Syntax; Linguistics 114: Introduction to Morphology; Linguistics 115: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology; and Linguistics 116a: Introduction to Semantics; or

    2. Any more advanced course in syntax, morphology, phonetics/phonology or semantics