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ENGL 205 - Language, Mind and Society

(3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
Language, Mind, and Society introduces students to the field of linguistics, which is the study of language and how people use it. The course is organized around four topics: spoken language (conversations, gender differences in speech habits, children’s talk), written language (the history of writing and our alphabet, how we read), the varieties of English (the history of English, English dialects, language and prejudice), and language theory (the structure of language, the nature of meaning). Students record and analyze examples of everyday language.

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