Subject: Linguistics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Linguistics


This course focuses on the relationship between language and culture, and how they shape and influence each other. Drawing on a variety of languages and cultures from all over the globe, we examine topics such as conceptual metaphor, conceptualization of space, linguistic taboos, interactional patterns, or verbal art. Examples may come from everyday speech, media, song lyrics, folk tales, or other genres of human speech.

Prerequisite(s): LING 111.3 or LING 114.3; and LING 112.3 or LING 244.3; and 6 credit units of senior Linguistics courses.

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