Subject: Linguistics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Linguistics


This course introduces students to the description and research on a non-Indo-European language. The specific language and topic changes according to the respective instructor's area of expertise. Students learn about the traditions and current practices of describing understudied languages, learn current field research methods, and read primary literature on descriptions and analyses. This course provides an in-depth introduction to the research of languages that have little to no research focus compared to major languages such as English.

Prerequisite(s): LING 111.3 or LING 114.3; plus 9 credit units of LING courses at the 200-level or higher.
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided that the language covered is sufficiently different each time. Students must consult the department to ensure that the language is sufficiently different. Students with credit for LING 498.3 The Grammar of Inuktitut may not take this course for credit if the language covered is Inuktitut.”

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