Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
LING 101 Linguistic Diversity
3 hours; 3 credits
An overview of linguistic diversity in the world today, and the factors that influence it. Questions asked include: How do languages originate? How are different languages related? How do social, cultural, and biological factors both contribute to and limit linguistic diversity? Major themes in this course will be language endangerment (the likely disappearance of 90% of human languages in the next 100 years) and the parallels between linguistic diversity and biodiversity.
Prerequisites: ENG 111
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