Thematic Title: Structured Noise, Structured Motion: An Introduction to Language and English Linguistics
Description: The aim of this course is to wow you with the wonder of language: its complexity, systematicity, and diversity. We will take a scientific approach to the investigation of language, that is, we will collect data, analyze it, and consider testable hypotheses to account for it. In the process you will evaluate your beliefs and attitudes about language and human beings as language speakers. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Readings: Language Files 10
Assignments: Weekly homework on language data collection from natural conversations and analysis of language;Two-three exams; Major research project on language and/or language data.