MODL1010-02.The Language Phenomenon.Sp14.Martinson,Kirk
The Language Phenomenon
Academic Term and Year
Hamline Plan Letter
Area of Study
FREN, GERM, LING, MODL, SPAN
Goals: To understand language, the uniquely human enterprise, and particularly the English language. To describe language - its sound patterns, its forms, its meanings, its structural patterns. To determine how languages are born, evolve, and die. To discern how both first and second languages are acquired. Content: English phonetics, phonology, morphology, writing, syntax, semantics. Language both in its social context - dialects, slang, taboos, language acquisition-and in its historical context-philology and etymology. Class activities may include reading from Lewis Carroll, collecting of speech samples from sound tracks, media, and the street, creating a new language and analyzing word games. Taught: Annually.
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