Power of Words - Sep 2, 2008-Dec 11, 2008 1 Linguistics 210...

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Unformatted text preview: Sep 2, 2008-Dec 11, 2008 1 Linguistics 210 POWER OF WORDS POWER OF WORDS POWER OF WORDS POWER OF WORDS Fall 2008 Prerequisites: None. Instructor: Hamid Ouali ouali@uwm.edu tel. 229-1113 Assistants: Hie-Jung You (Hina) hyou@uwm.edu tel. 229-3672 Brenden Mason bjmason@uwm.edu Office Hours : Ouali: Monday 2pm-3pm Wednesday 2pm-3pm or by appointment Curtin 897 You Wednesday 10am-11am or by appointment Mason Thursday 2pm-3pm or by appointment Course Description: Language is Humans most fundamental capacity. The field of Linguistics explores the nature of human language seeking to describe what human languages are like, how languages develop and change, and how people learn and use language. Before you start learning about the structure of language, we will discuss the question of whether Language is Human specific or whether animals also have Language. You will learn about how the sounds of language are produced, how the words are formed and what principles underlie the construction and meaning of words, phrases and sentences. How do languages change through time? And how can linguists tell what earlier stages of a language were like in the absence of written records? You will also be introduced to some social and cultural aspects of language, including the study of English dialects like Southern and African-American English. By the end of the course you will gain an introductory understanding of what we know when we know a language, what language can tell us about being human, and how language is entangled in human cultures and societies....
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Power of Words - Sep 2, 2008-Dec 11, 2008 1 Linguistics 210...

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