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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 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40 is required for continuance in the certificate program. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.40 cannot enroll in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.40, 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 200 - Introduction to English Sentence Analysis (3)

A practical overview of English grammar based on linguistic principles, for those desiring basic knowledge of language structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis. This course is particularly suited for students interested in the teaching of English as a second language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kyeong-min Kim
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
AQ 3149, 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 Henny Yeung
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
LING 330 - Phonetics (3)

A survey of methods of speech sound description and transcription. Prerequisite: LING 282W; or LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Murray Munro
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
LING 350 - First Language Acquisition (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Henny Yeung
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby

and two of

LING 321 - Phonology (3)

An overview of theoretical principles in phonology. Prerequisite: LING 282W; or LING 221 and any lower division W course.

LING 322 - Syntax (3)

Introduces theories of sentence structure. Prerequisite: LING 282W; or LING 222 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chung-hye Han
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
AQ 5030, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Murray Munro
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
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.

Transfer Credit

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