24.900 Introduction to Linguistics
Studies what is language and what does knowledge of a language consist of. It asks how do children learn languages and is language unique to humans; why are there many languages; how do languages change; is any language or dialect superior to another; and how are speech and writing related. Context for these and similar questions provided by basic examination of internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems. Assumes no prior training in linguistics.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.900 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Pesetsky.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-270.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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