Fall 2019 - LING 220 D100

Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Class Number: 1536

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SSCC 9002, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby



The description and analysis of language patterns. Focuses on the structure of sounds, words, sentences, and meaning. Breadth-Social Sciences.


Linguistics 220 introduces the complexities of human language by focusing on the core areas of linguistics: phonetics (production, transmission, and perception of speech), phonology (the patterning of speech sounds in language), morphology (word structure and formation), syntax (sentence structure and formation), and semantics (analysis of meaning in language).


  • Participation 10%
  • Midterm 25%
  • Assignments (5 @ 7% each) 35%
  • Final Exam 30%


NOTE: This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.

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” (Failed-Dishonesty) 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 Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca)



O’Grady and Archibald (eds.) Contemporary Linguistic Analysis: An Introduction. 8th Edition. Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-404679-2 (loose leaf version, no companion website access code) or ISBN: 978-0-321-83615-1 (more expensive paperback version, no companion website access code.)

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/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