The Centre for French and Linguistics includes programs in French and Linguistics and also offers many language courses. Our faculty are engaged in a wide array of research areas and are committed to excellent undergraduate and graduate education.
French at UTSC reflects the French faculty's disciplinary breadth and dynamism. Courses span practical language learning, translation, linguistics, teaching, literature and culture. Studies in French encompass a wide range of interests and career goals while also providing the opportunity for students to enhance their credentials in an officially bilingual country. French at UTSC includes a Concurrent Teacher Education Program.
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. It encompasses theories of linguistic structure in all domains: speech sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), meaning (semantics and pragmatics), and texts or conversations (discourse). Subfields of linguistics include sociolinguistics (language variation according to region, gender, class, etc., as well as the social functions of language); psycholinguistics (language acquisition and processing, and language disorders); historical linguistics (language change across time); and applied linguistics (e.g. second language learning, clinical linguistics).