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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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LIN 185 - Language, Mind, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistics

This course approaches language as a biological and psychological phenomenon central to an adequate understanding of human nature. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. It deals with linguistic questions concerning language variation, as well as questions about how the human mind and brain both provide for and constrain linguistic ability. The course also addresses questions about how language develops in children, how it deteriorates under the influence of disease and injury, how it evolved in the history of the species, and how it fundamentally shapes modern life. The course does not assume any background in linguistics or language study. In order for this course to satisfy the Science Exploration requirement, students must also take the corresponding laboratory course, LIN 186 .

Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Culture, Power, and Equity; Science Exploration; Socio-cultural Analysis
May be repeated by Linguistics majors one time.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, spring, and summer
Course Type: Linguistics

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