Credit Weight: 1.0 Description: A general introduction to linguistics, focussing primarily on the structure, acquisition, functions and development of language in social contexts. Among topics for discussion will be: the origins of language, historical change, and language families; the study of meaning and the relationship between words and things; how language is processed in the brain and how languages are learned; communication, cultural identity, language norms, and the uses and abuses of language. Cross-List(s): Anthropology 0300 Offering: 3-0; 3-0

Linguistics 0300 Introduction to Language

Credit Weight: 1.0 Description: A general introduction to linguistics, focussing primarily on the structure, acquisition, functions and development of language in social contexts. Among topics for discussion will be: the origins of language, historical change, and language families; the study of meaning and the relationship between words and things; how language is processed in the brain and how languages are learned; communication, cultural identity, language norms, and the uses and abuses of language. Cross-List(s): Anthropology 0300 Offering: 3-0; 3-0




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