LING001 - Intro To Linguistics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Intro To Linguistics
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
LING
Section number only
920
Section ID
LING001920
Course number integer
1
Registration notes
Course Is Online, Synchronous Format
Natural Science & Math Sector
Meeting times
TR 05:30 PM-09:20 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Yiran Chen
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.
Course number only
001
Use local description
No