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.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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