This course examines fundamental principles of language structure and interpretation. The focus is on the core areas, specifically, phonology (structure of sounds), morphology (structure of words), and syntax (structure of sentences), but a brief survey of phonetics, semantics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, and language variation is also offered. Data and analytic exercises from a wide range of the world's languages will be used for illustration.
COURSE CREDIT EXCLUSIONS: GL/EN/LIN 2605 6.0
Section A: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial weekly.
Section B: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial weekly.