LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD
This course is a survey of language classification, language structures, and language contact. It concentrates on two main questions: first, how do languages resemble, and differ from, each other in sounds, forms, and syntax? And second, what are some linguistic and sociopolitical results of situations in which two or more languages come into contact? The context for these investigations will be a study of selected language families, both in class and in individual student projects (including some elicitation of data from native speakers of various languages).