LING 290

Writing: Encoding Language

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores the categories and unique characteristics of a sampling of ancient and modern writing systems including writing systems of Indigenous languages of Canada, focusing on primarily visual systems and on the relationship of writing to language. Examines diverse representational systems, which may include non-visual systems like Braille, textile-based systems and graffiti, in order to gain an understanding of the nature of writing. Additional topics may include origins, social context and acquisition of writing.

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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