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INTD0111

Diversity of Human Language

The Unity and Diversity of Human Language
In this course we will introduce the main issues in the study of linguistic diversity: how languages differ and how they are the same (language families, language contact, and language universals), diversity in geographical and social dialects, "language emergence" of pidgins and creoles, "language death" and endangered languages, linguistic history and language change, as well as the major theoretical approaches to the study of linguistic diversity. Linguistic data will be drawn from a wide variety of languages, and linguistic phenomena will relate primarily to aspects of word formation (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax). 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:
ARBC0111

Sections

Spring 2009

INTD0111A-S09 Lecture (Soltan)

Fall 2006

INTD0111A-F06 Lecture (Soltan)