Fields of Study
Since 1967, the Department of Linguistics has offered courses in core theoretical areas of linguistics, in addition to areas which intersect with related disciplines (e.g. sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics). The core areas of research and teaching in the department, as approved by the Ontario College of Graduate Schools, are:
- Formal Linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics)
- Sociolinguistics (Language Variation and Change, Dialectology, Language Documentation, Language Revitalization)
- Cognitive Science (Psycholinguistics, Language Aquisiion, Computational Linguistics)
We do not offer a specialization in applied linguistics. If this is your area of interest, you might consider the Languages and Literacies Education programs hosted by the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
We do not offer a specialization in Speech Language Pathology. If this is your area of interest, you might consider the SLP program hosted by the Speech-Language Pathology department at the Faculty of Medicine.