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Fall 2022 Linguistics UN3103 section 001
Language, Brain and Mind

Call Number 11077
Day & Time
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor William Foley
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The ability to speak distinguishes humans from all other animals, including our closest relatives, the chimpanzees. Why is this so? What makes this possible? This course seeks to answer these questions. We will look at the neurological and psychological foundations of the human faculty of language. How did our brains change to allow language to evolve? Where in our brains are the components of language found? Are our minds specialized for learning language or is it part of our general cognitive abilities to learn? How are words and sentences produced and their meanings recognized? The structure of languages around the world varies greatly; does this have psychological effects for their speakers?
Web Site Vergil
Department Slavic Languages
Enrollment 51 students (80 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, August 13, 2022
Subject Linguistics
Number UN3103
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223LING3103W001

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