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Unformatted text preview: 01:615:101:02 Introduction to the Study of Language Fall 2011 6:10pm to 7:30pm every Monday and Wednesday in Scott Hall 101, College Ave. Instructor Information Vandana Bajaj [email protected] (Please use “Ling 101” in the subject line of all email communication.) O¡ce hours: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm, in Rm 001, 18 Seminary Pl. (basement of the Linguistics dept.) Course Information We will examine a broad range of human language phenomena through di¢erent lenses. We will £rst talk about what is involved in the scienti£c study of human language, the “tools” that are needed for linguists to do their job, and some of the applications of these “tools” in social, historical, and cognitive problems dealing with language. By the end of the course, you should be able to identify the di¢erence between prescriptive and descriptive statements about language, describe the di¢erences between human language and animal communication, use symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe words, appreciate the diversity of languages and dialects in the world, and understand that languages are fundamentally the same and rule- governed....
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