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Lx R1B_001

Lx R1B-001

Endangered Languages: Why does linguistic diversity matter?

Instructor:  TBD

Session A:  May 23 2022 - Jul 01 2022

M, TU, W, TH
10:00 am - 11:59 am

Class #: 13166

Units: 4

In this course, we will investigate such questions as: What causes language endangerment and death, and why does it matter? Can dying languages be revitalized? How are thought, identity, and culture influenced by language, and vice versa? The course is designed to hone students' reading, writing, and research skills. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.
  • Meets Second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement
Lx R1B_002

LINGUIS R1B 002

Endangered Languages: Why does linguistic diversity matter?

Instructor:  TBD

Session A:  May 23 2022 - Jul 01 2022

M, TU, W, TH
2:00 pm - 3:59 pm

Class #: 15003

Units: 4

In this course, we will investigate such questions as: What causes language endangerment and death, and why does it matter? Can dying languages be revitalized? How are thought, identity, and culture influenced by language, and vice versa? The course is designed to hone students' reading, writing, and research skills. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.
  • Meets Second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement
Lx 155AC

LINGUIS 155AC

Language in the United States: a Capsule History

Instructor:  TBD

Session A:  May 23 2022 - Jul 01 2022

M, TU, W, TH
10:00 am - 11:59 am

Class #: 13286

Units: 4

This course brings together history, sociology, and linguistics to develop a deeper view of who we are as a nation. It is organized as a narrative history of the U.S. from the perspective of immigration and language. We devote significant portions to the languages of Native Americans, African American English, and to the Spanish spoken in the U.S., as well as addressing the various other dialects of American English, the numerous smaller immigrant languages, Hawaiian, and ASL.
  • Meets Historical Studies, L&S Breadth Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth American Cultures Requirement
LX 100W

LINGUIS 100

Introduction to Linguistic Science

Instructor:  Peter S. E. Jenks

Session C:  Jun 21 2022 - Aug 12 2022

Web-Based/Online

Class #: 15004

Units: 4

An intensive introduction of linguistic analysis, including core areas such as phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax and semantics, with data from a range of languages. Argumentation and writing skills are developed through substantial weekly homework assignments.
  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
Lx R1B_003

LINGUIS R1B 003

Endangered Languages: Why does linguistic diversity matter?

Instructor:  TBD

Session D:  Jul 05 2022 - Aug 12 2022

M, TU, W, TH
10:00 am - 11:59 am

Class #: 14032

Units: 4

In this course, we will investigate such questions as: What causes language endangerment and death, and why does it matter? Can dying languages be revitalized? How are thought, identity, and culture influenced by language, and vice versa? The course is designed to hone students' reading, writing, and research skills. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.
  • Meets Second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement
LX 124

LINGUIS 125

Gesture, Cognition, and Culture

Instructor:  TBD

Session D: Jul 05 2022 - Aug 12 2022

M, TU, W, TH
10:00 am - 11:59 am

Class #: 15290

Units: 3

Everyone gestures – even when they might not realize it. This course seeks to uncover what we can learn about cognition and culture through the lens of this integral aspect of our communicative and cognitive selves. We will consider the relationship between language and gesture including its role in language acquisition and in signed languages, and study how gestures help us communicate and help us think. We will also look at cross-cultural differences in gesture, the role of gesture in child development, applications of gesture from education to politics, and unpack the possibility of the gestural origins of human language.
  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
Lx 188

LINGUIS 188

Linguistics Data

Instructor:  TBD

Session D: Jul 05 2022 - Aug 12 2022

M, TU, W, TH
2:00 pm - 3:59 pm

Class #: 14172

Units: 3

How can we use data science methods to understand human language? Linguistics involves the study of language sounds, words, meanings, context, structure and change. This course provides students with the computational skills necessary to analyze linguistic data from these areas. We will draw on data from languages around the world and use computer programming and data visualization techniques from Foundations of Data Science.