Faculty of Arts
Examines the methods and theory behind the study of synchronic language variation and its relationship to diachronic change. Students read a wide range of studies exploring different linguistic variables and apply their understanding of the theory and methods to the extraction and analysis of data from corpora of spontaneous speech that are provided.
LINGUIST 323: 15.0 points
15 points from LINGUIST 100, 101, 103 and 30 points at Stage II in Linguistics (either LINGUIST 200 or LINGUIST 201 strongly recommended)