Linguistics 311

General Linguistics

Full course for one semester. Intended to give a broad introduction to linguistics. The course provides sufficient background in the various aspects of the discipline to allow students to pursue more specialized courses and to read independently in the field. The course employs readings and empirical problems in a wide range of the world’s languages. Topics introduced include the nature of language and the aims of linguistic description; historical linguistics; phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax; linguistic semantics; and selected issues in pragmatics, language variation and change, and socio- and psycholinguistics. This course is open to first-year students with consent of the instructor. Conference. Cross-listed as Anthropology 311.

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