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Linguistics: The Scientific Study of Language
Simon Fraser University has one of the largest and most diverse linguistics programs in Canada. We offer a wide range of courses about language at the undergraduate level, including certificate programs in Speech Science and TESL, as well as graduate programs leading to MA and PhD degrees. Research in linguistics at SFU is characterized by interdisciplinarity, breadth in research methodology, and diversity in theoretical perspective. learn more →
LING 111 - Introduction to English Vocabulary Analysis
Have you ever wondered how dictionaries are created? Why do words evolve street meanings that you don't find in the dictionary? Find out how the vocabulary of modern English is impacted by technology, social media, typography, and the many varieties of World Englishes in our present-day global community. learn more →
Fall 2017 | News & Events
Join us for a series of lectures by invited scholars from around the world. Participate in lively discussions on current topics in Linguistics, and meet the investigators who untangle the (philosophical, psychological, forensic, sociolinguistic) mysteries about how our bodies, our brains, our cultures, and our differences, communicate with each other. Open to the public.
Next Colloquium Talk:
Katherina Ehret (Simon Fraser University)
Title: Measuring variation in English and beyond
Thursday Nov 30, 2017
12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402
Thesis defence day is also known as the best day of grad school. It's the summit, the finish line of the marathon - that joyful day where years upon years of hard work are presented, examined, and (hopefully) celebrated. Our favourite graduate students must navigate this one final windstorm - can they count on your support? Open to the public.
The Price of Admission:
Private English schools at the Inner/Expanding Circle interface
Monday December 18, 2017 | 11:00 am
SFU Burnaby - Library Defence Room LIB2020
Congratulations to our graduates on your accomplishments! The live broadcast recording is now viewable online at https://www.sfu.ca/convocation.html .
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