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Linguistics of Speech Science


This program is for students who are seeking an introduction to theory and research in the study of speech science.

Admission Requirements

Certificate program approval must be obtained from the Department of Linguistics. An overall cumulative CGPA of 3.0 is required for program approval.

Continuation Requirements

After a student has completed 60 credits, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.25 is required for continuance in the certificate program. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enroll in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.25, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.

Program Requirements

Students complete a total of 18 units including all of

LING 222 - Introduction to Syntax (3)

The principles of syntactic analysis. Prerequisite: LING 220.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Keir Moulton
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D200 Kyeongmin Kim
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
LING 290 - The Science of Speech (3)

Introduces the scientific study of speech, focusing on the mechanisms of speech production and perception, the ways in which speech is described and analyzed, the relationship between speech and technology, and the practical applications of phonetic science. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marion Caldecott
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
LING 330 - Phonetics (3)

A survey of methods of speech sound description and transcription. Prerequisite: LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marion Caldecott
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
LING 350 - First Language Acquisition (3)

Introduction to the study of language acquisition from the point of view of linguistic structure. Prerequisite: LING 221 and one of LING 301W, 309W or 482W. Students who have taken LING 250 may not take this course for further credit.

and two of

LING 321 - Phonology (3)

An overview of theoretical principles in phonology. Prerequisite: LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ashley Farris-Trimble
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
AQ 4150, Burnaby
LING 322 - Syntax (3)

Introduces theories of sentence structure. Prerequisite: LING 222 and any lower division W course.

LING 401 - Topics in Phonetics (3)

Advanced training in speech sound description and analysis in the impressionistic and instrumental modes. Prerequisite: LING 330.

LING 411 - Topics in Applied Phonetics (3)

Application of principles from phonetics to a number of practical problems in such areas as second language learning and teaching, forensics, communications, commerce and the arts. Prerequisite: LING 321 or 330, and 9 additional units of upper division Linguistics.

LING 415 - Neurolinguistics (3)

Explores language as a system of the human brain, including specific topics such as the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; language production, perception and processing; bilingualism, language learning and brain plasticity; and aphasia, dyslexia, deafness and sign languages. Prerequisite: 12 units of upper division linguistic courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Henny Yeung
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
RCB 5118, Burnaby

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six units may be transferred from outside of Simon Fraser University toward this certificate.