LIN 101/170: Introduction to Linguistics/Language and Society
Through readings, discussions, problem solving & group work, students will explore core components of human language; speech sounds, word formation, sentence structure & meaning. Development of theoretical knowledge to analyze the structure of languages.
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jargon and culture
ethnic and slurs
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Fun snapshot of numbers of speaker of dominant languages.
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Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Includes both Abstracts and Full Text Articles. Covers 1983 to the present.
Indexes more than 400 domestic and international English-language periodicals and yearbooks. Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, and government funding. Covers 1984 to the present.
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Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University
How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.