Honors | Language and Thought (COLL)
E103 | 14234 | Steve Franks


Lecture MW 12:20-1:10pm
Discussion Th 9:05-9:55am

This course examines the nature of human language from a variety of
perspectives and explores the complex interrelationship between
language and thought. It serves to introduce students to current
language-related issues in the social and behavioral sciences,
addressing questions such as: How is human language structured? What
does it mean to “know” a language?; How is this knowledge acquired?;
What happens when linguistic ability is impaired? To what extent are
language and thought independent?; Is language a uniquely human
capacity?; How can human languages differ?; What properties do they
all share?; What are Sign Languages? How do languages change?