LING 270

The Evolution of Language

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores how language evolved in the human species but not in others. Topics include whether language emerged gradually or suddenly, what its evolutionary precursors might be and what kinds of selective pressures have made language adaptive.

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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