Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:15 PM

Professor: Lynne Stallings

What is the structure of words and sentences? What processes are used to create new words? How do we articulate speech sounds? What patterns are there in the sound system of a language? In this course, we analyze and describe these aspects of language in an objective, precise way. We will also take a lightning tour of meaning in interaction, child language acquisition, language change (focusing on the history of English), and language in a social context. In this course, you gain an understanding of how ordinary human language works and how complex and diverse it is.