LING 111 - Introduction to Language
Section: 202
Term: SU 2008
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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From time immemorial human beings have been curious about what appears to be a uniquely human possession, human language — about its structure, its diversity, its use, and its effects on others. This course explores the human capacity for language. We begin with a discussion of the uniqueness of human language and then review major aspects of language structure common to all human languages: sound systems, words and their meanings, sentence structures and meaning. We will then examine child language development, speech perception, and language change; finally, we will extend our results to discussions of language variation, including social and political attitudes toward language (for instance, what is 'Standard English', and is it better than other dialects of English? And should English become the official national language of the United States?). Course requirements include regular homework assignments, one midterm exam, and a final exam.

LING 111 - Introduction to Language
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202 (LEC)
MTuW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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