Second Language Studies | Typology
S670 | 25641 | Lesourd, P


This course provides an introduction to linguistic typology, the
study of how languages differ and how they are alike in terms of
their formal features, as opposed to their genetic affiliation or
areal distribution. This course will focus on various syntactic and
morphological features of languages. We will primarily look at those
typological properties that have been studied most intensively over
the last forty years. Students will be expected to critique articles
from the literature. They will also be asked to "adopt" a non-
Indoeuropean language (not native to them) and learn, write, and
present about it in some detail.