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LING 3310 - Introduction to Language 

  and Linguistics

 

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This course is an introduction to the study of language from the perspective of the academic discipline known as linguistics.  Linguistics is a mongrel discipline in many ways.  A linguist may borrow ideas and theories from anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, or other areas, and may ask questions that reflect a variety of disciplines.  For example, does language control our view of reality?  How do languages resemble and differ from each other?  Is language biologically innate or is it learned socially?  Do animals have language?  What role does body language play in communication?  Is there one correct way to speak English?  What kind of language should be taught in school?  This course is designed to introduce non-linguists to the study of language and to begin the process of answering these and many other language-related questions. 

"From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him."

Proverbs 12:14

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