Summer 2023 Linguistics PS0100 section 001

Exploring Topics in Linguistics

Topics in Linguistics

Call Number 10386
Day & Time
MTWRF 11:10am-1:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Day & Time
MTWRF 3:10pm-5:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jonathan Mangar
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course offers an overview of the field of linguistics, the scientific study of human communication. It will cover the major components of language, including phonology (sound patterns), morphology (word formation), semantics (meaning), and syntax (sentence formation).

Students will examine the essential role communication plays in daily life, and the ways languages can vary by culture and evolve over time. They will explore topics such as dialects, slang, stereotypes associated with different accents, MRI research on language processing in the brain, differences between human and animal communication, taboo words, figurative statements, and the Internet’s impact on “proper” English. The course will also include talks by guest speakers, professionals in their fields who will share their valuable expertise.

Students will act as language scientists for the week, analyzing linguistic phenomena and working with texts, lectures, fieldwork, and videos that demonstrate how language permeates life. Participants in this course gain a deeper understanding of the relevance of linguistics to all career and academic paths, as well as the fascinating insights it can offer into the human experience.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 08/07-08/11 (M)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 24 students (24 max) as of 12:06PM Thursday, September 28, 2023
Status Full
Subject Linguistics
Number PS0100
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232LING0100K001