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Course Description

Indulge your intellectual curiosity about the human condition in this study of Language – not a particular language, but rather how all languages work. Learn about the history of linguistics and how language interacts with culture and politics. Through active learning and class exercises, compare the features of different languages.

Course Outline

Each session will cover a specific topic:

  • Sounds (phonetics and phonology)
  • Words (morphology)
  • Grammar (syntax)
  • Meaning and use (semantics and pragmatics)
  • History (etymology)
  • How children and adults learn language (language acquisition)

Recommendations

  • Online registration closes at 6 p.m. one day before the start of the class, unless noted on individual sections.
  • Late registration is welcome! Please contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273 for assistance.
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Section Title
Introduction to Linguistics
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 25, 2022 to Mar 01, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $249.00
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
Section Notes
There is no textbook for this class, but some optional readings and a list of recommended books for each topic will be provided.

In-Person SMU CAPE classes are held in classrooms across SMU's campus and at selected off-campus locations. You will receive a reminder message via email with specific location details before class begins.

PLEASE NOTE:
Working in conjunction with local health and public policy officials, SMU has developed a comprehensive plan to enhance the safety of everyone on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19. You will receive individualized communication with further instructions about guidelines and classroom expectations.

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