Description
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).
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Global Studies
Russian & East European Studie
Offering
Course
LING 1951
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Linguistics
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall