Linguistics | Intro to the Study of Language
L103 | 0426 | Baertsch, Karen
L103: Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr)
Instructor: K. Baertsch
This course is a general introduction to the study of human language.
The first part of the course focuses on the core areas of language
study. In this class, you will become familiar with the basics of how
to analyze the morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, and phonology
of language(s). This will serve as the necessary background for the
second part of the course which will focus on a variety
language-related topics, including language acquisition, signed
languages, dialect variation in English, and historical linguistics.
By the end of the course, you should be acquainted with the basics of
linguistic analysis, be aware of the fundamental similarities and
differences among all human languages, and have an informed
perspective on issues of language that have an impact on our society.