Summer 2022 - LING 811 G100

Topics in Linguistics II (3)


Class Number: 4789

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 2503, Burnaby



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



This course explores language as a system of the human brain. Topics include neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; mapping brain and language; language production, perception and processing; language acquisition and bilingualism; language disorders and sign languages; language and cognition; and brain-computer interface.

This is a combined course with LING 415-3.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Blended learning. The course will be delivered through a blend of asynchronous and synchronous methods (online, offline, in-person). Lectures will be pre-recorded and available for viewing asynchronously. Some of the class components, such as discussions, will also take place online and asynchronously. 1.5 class hours per week will be delivered in person.

The instructor will also hold drop-in office hours on Zoom.

PLATFORM: Canvas / BB Collaborate / Zoom


  • Participation and assignments 30%
  • Project I 30%
  • Project II 40%



Required readings will be available for download from the course website.


De Zubicaray, Schiller, & Schiller, Niels Olaf. (2019). The Oxford handbook of neurolinguistics / eited by Greig I. de Zubicaray and Niels O. Schiller. Oxford University Press

Online access: SFU Library

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