Learning goals:

  1. Gain a solid understanding of scientific approaches to the study of language: students will be able to understand scientific arguments; construct arguments ; identify regularities and patterns in languages; use a variety of linguistic data to test hypotheses
  2. Obtain knowledge of the core subfields in linguistics (Morphology, Phonetic, Phonology, Pragmatics, Semantics, and Syntax) and be able to understand, construct and verify arguments (hypotheses and evidence) in each subfield
  3. Develop a deep understanding of one (or more) subfields of theoretical linguistics (Morphology, Phonetic, Phonology, Pragmatics, Semantics and Syntax)
  4. Learn to think critically about language and linguistic theory
  5. Conduct independent research in one (or more) of the subfields in linguistics