24.900 Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2005
Introduction to Linguistics
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This core-curriculum linguistics class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Topics include the intricate system that governs language, how it is acquired, the similarities and differences among languages, and how spoken (and signed) language relates to written language, among others.
language, syntax, language acquisition, speech, writing, morphology, phonetics, linguistics, linguistic fieldwork, phonology, Animal Communication, semantics, Historical linguistics