LING 101 Language: Misconceptions vs. Reality
This class focuses on helping students debunk linguistic misconceptions using relevant facts and linguistic principles. Topics to be explored include: Do animals have language? Is English harder than other languages? Is there one “correct” English? Do all languages have grammar? Is baby-talk detrimental for young children? Do men and women talk differently? Are some languages more expressive than others? This class introduces students to some of the basic tools linguists use to study language, but requires no previous understanding of linguistics.
Foundational Skills: Communication and Language
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