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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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LING 1101 - Introduction to Linguistics


(KCM-AS)      
Fall, spring, summer. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Fall, M. Despic; spring, W. Harbert; summer, S. Tilsen.

Overview of the science of language, especially its theoretical underpinnings, methods, and major findings. Areas covered include: the relation between sound and meaning in human languages, social variation in language, language change over time, universals of language, and the mental representation of linguistic knowledge. Students are introduced to a wide variety of language phenomena, drawn not only from languages resembling English, but also from many that appear to be quite unlike English, such as those native to the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.



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