Research in experimental areas deals with theoretical questions in light of evidence from another domain (language acquisition, neurolinguistics, processing, language variation, and change).
The Language Acquisition Program (LAP) is a cross-disciplinary option available to Ph.D. students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, Psychology, and Second Language Education who intend to pursue graduate studies, including writing their thesis, in language acquisition.
In addition to meeting the degree requirements for Linguistics, students must complete four interdisciplinary LAP seminars, two graduate-level courses in language acquisition (one from outside the student’s home department), a course in statistics, and they must have a faculty member from outside their home department on their thesis committee.
Students must satisfy all program requirements for the Ph.D. in Linguistics. The Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic relating to language acquisition.
- Graduate Research Seminar
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Ph.D. Evaluation
- Language Acquisition Issues
- Intermediate Statistics
- Linguistic Field Research
- Experimental Linguistics: Methods
- Social Justice Issues in Second Language Education
- Second Language Learning
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 10 other PhDs in Language Studies in Canada
- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International19082 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9541 CAD per semester during 60 months.
National4782 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2391 CAD per semester during 60 months.
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