LING 177

Language Myths and Facts

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores puzzles, problems and ideas that shape what linguistics studies. Topics may include: whether emojis or Klingon are real languages; how many languages there might be; how languages differ; whether languages have structure; how human beings know language; what language is for; whether languages have power or economic value; whether languages can sleep; how language is connected to culture and place; what counts as language data and how it is documented.

Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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