Linguistics Department

James Tandy


B.A. Linguistics, Anthropology, University of Kansas

Contact

Interests


Mayan languages, historical linguistics, morphological theory, corpus linguistics

Courses


LIN 306 • Intro To The Study Of Language

40570 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM RLP 1.108
GC SB

This course will introduce you to linguistics, the scientific study of language. How are human languages structured? Do humans have an innate capacity for language? How do children learn language? How is adult language learning different? How did the languages of the world evolve? What are the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication? Is there a "universal grammar"? How diverse and different are the languages of the world? How much does "language endangerment" and language extinction around the world affect global cultural diversity? Should every country have one "official" language? Are standard languages preferable to regional dialects? In short, this class is about everything you always wanted to know about language, and maybe a few things you never even thought to ask.

 

 


  • Department of Linguistics

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100
    Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 4.304
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-1701