Fall 2016 - LING 813 G100

Topics in Linguistics IV (4)

Class Number: 4645

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 4150, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 4150, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Murray Munro
    1 778 782-3654
    Office: RCB 9209



In-depth treatment of a selected area of Linguistics. Specific topics will vary from offering to offering.



Prior coursework in acoustic phonetics is required. Before registering in this course, you must obtain permission of the instructor no later than August 16, 2016.

LING 813 consists of a supervised project in forensic speech science. In addition to attending LING 411 lectures, registrants will complete an empirical assignment on a topic to be determined. No separate lecture component will be included in LING 813. Instead, weekly meetings will be used to discuss projects and related readings.


  • Term Project (Publication-quality manuscript adhering to APA Style) 60%
  • Participation in 411 and 813 meetings 10%
  • Oral Presentation in LING 411 30%


NOTE: This course may be applied towards the Certificate of Liberal Arts or the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, but not both.   Linguistics program students cannot count this course towards their breadth requirements unless in joint or double majors, extended minor, or double minors program.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca).



No required textbook.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html