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Introduction to Linguistics

Introduction to Linguistics

Online
Subject Area
Course Number
LING 0001 910
Course Code
LING0001910
Course Key
76307
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
5:15pm-7:15pm
5:15pm-7:15pm
Instructor
HILDEBRANDT, GWENDOLYN
Primary Program
Course Note
Online Course
Fulfills
Natural Science & Math Sector (for students admitted in Fall 2006 and later)
Course Description
A general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing. Topics include the biological basis of human language, and analogous systems in other creatures; relations to cognition, communication, and social organization; sounds, forms and meanings in the world's languages; the reconstruction of linguistic history and the family tree of languages; dialect variation and language standardization; language and gender; language learning by children and adults; the neurology of language and language disorders; the nature and history of writing systems. Intended for any undergraduate interested in language or its use, this course is also recommended as an introduction for students who plan to major in linguistics.
The course will use a mixture of synchronous lectures and group work, alongside asynchronous components including a language journal that students will develop throughout the course.
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