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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 29902 - Introduction to Linguistics

Course Credit: 1
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS This course introduces students to the field of linguistics, the scientific study of language. They will learn about the two primary approaches to the study of language (functionalism and formalism), learn about the sounds of language (phonetics and phonology), how languages put together words (morphology) and sentences (syntax), and the meaning of words and sentences (semantics and pragmatics). A special emphasis will be placed on sociolinguistics and historical linguistics: how linguists study variation and change in all of the above. Other topics to be covered include language acquisition and psycholinguistics. The course is taught in English and counts as an elective towards the English major. [AH, C]