This course offers an overview of linguistic study, introducing students to linguistic principles and terminology applicable to all languages. In exploring the nature and function of human languages, the course examines how language is used, how it is acquired, how it changes over time, how it is patterned, how it is represented and processed in the brain, and how it affects culture and history. Major concerns, discoveries, methods, and controversies in this exciting field are discussed.
Qualified for ENG 100.
Diversification: Humanities — DH