NEW TO LINGUISTICS?

Try out one of the following classes, which can be taken without any prior background in linguistics.

All courses will require approximately 15 hours per week in total.

Courses with “OL” in the course code are asynchronous (self-paced with deadlines). All other courses have online live-stream components with required attendance.  Download a PDF of the Summer Timetable for class times. Note that all times are shown in the Pacific time zone.

Below is a listing of courses offered at CanIL during the 2021 summer semester. Please note that all courses listed as 400 level are also available at the 500 level.

Download a PDF of the Summer Timetable

LING-210 Language and Society 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

This course can alternatively be taken in an online format. Refer to Language and Society ONLINE.

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LING-210 Language and Society – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours OL, Intersession

This online course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics include: regional and social dialects; multilingualism; language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity; linguistic politeness; the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages; and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

Offered online during intersession in mid April – June. This course can alternatively be taken in the standard classroom format which has more frequent semester offerings.

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LING-310 Articulatory Phonetics 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

This course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds that are found in the languages of the world. Through practice inside and outside of the classroom, students will learn to recognize and produce the various sounds, transcribe them with phonetic symbols, and describe how they are produced. Attention will also be given to other phonetic details such as tone, intonation, stress, and duration.

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LING-330 Phonological Analysis 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer

Theory of language sound systems, principles of analysis of sound systems, and principles of forming an orthography. Opportunity will be given to apply these principles to a wide range of natural language data.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

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LING-360 Morphosyntax I 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course deals with theories of grammar and principles of language analysis: morphology, syntax, stems, words, phrases and sentences. Problem solving with data from a variety of languages is a major part of the course.

Co-requisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

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LING-460 Morphosyntax II 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer

This course explores the rich variety of syntactic and semantic structures found in human language, deepening the students’ understanding of syntactic phenomena addressed in the prerequisite course (360). The topics are examined within the framework of a current theory of Syntax.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

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LING-466 Principles of Sociolinguistic Survey 3 Sem. Hours Summer

This course introduces the students to the rudiments of linguistic and sociolinguistic survey. The focus is on purpose-driven language survey design and appropriate subsequent reporting of the findings. Consideration is given to current issues in social science research such as the ethics of sampling, and statistical significance of sample populations.

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LING-475 Scripture Engagement 3 Sem. Hours Summer

This course focuses on developing appropriate materials and activities that enhance a community’s engagement with Scripture. Students learn how to research worldview, work with local artists and teachers, and partner with local leaders in this process.

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LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Summer, OL

This course investigates the sociolinguistic and background factors upon which a language development program for speakers of vernacular languages may be based. Students learn to work with local people and agencies in designing and implementing a program to effectively meet the needs of specific language groups.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

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LING-484 Principles of Literacy – ONLINE VERSION 3 Sem. Hours Fall, Spring, Summer, OL

As an introductory course in principles for literacy work in ethnolinguistic minority groups, this course includes an introduction to what a literacy program involves, including orthography design, pre and post- literacy considerations, learning and reading theory and instructional methodologies. It requires a background knowledge of phonology.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

Note:

During Summer and Fall this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

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LING-485 Principles of Translation 3 Sem. Hours Spring, Summer

This course covers the process of translating from a source language to a target language. Students will develop skill in understanding a message as originally communicated in one language and cultural setting, and in communicating essentially that message in a very different language and culture. Discussion includes source language, target language, and cross-language transfer, with particular attention to the translation of Scripture.

Prerequisites:

LING 470 Language and Culture Acquisition: Theory & Praxis

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING 493 OL Semantics and Pragmatics

 

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