Summer Courses 2012





Introduction to Linguistics

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
LINGUISTICS (LING)
Course Number: 
LING 001 910
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9:50am-1:00pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 9:50am-1:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

LEE, YONGCHEOL

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course provides 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.


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