Stefanie Wulff
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Last updated: 21 May 2018

LIN 3010: Introduction to Linguistics

Course description

This course is an introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of language. In order to understand what language is, we will examine a number of topics, including: the sound system of language (phonetics and phonology); the structure of words and sentences (morphology and syntax); the meaning of words and sentences (semantics); how language is produced and understood (psycho- and neurolinguistics); how children learn language (language acquisition); and how languages differ over time and situations. By the end of this course you should understand what linguists study and have a good understanding of the core concepts in each of the above topics.


Syllabus (Fall 2016)