Linguistics at U of T



University of Toronto

LIN 200: Introduction to Language

Course description

This course is an introduction to the study of language. We look at topics such as universal properties of human language, Chomsky's innateness hypothesis, language acquisition in children and adults, dialects and language variation, and language change. The course also includes an introduction to modern grammar (phonology, morphology, and syntax) and to scientific linguistic methodology. That is, we will look at both Formalisms of Language and Usages of Language, with the first enabling a more systematic examination of the second. Class meetings combine lecture and discussion. Tutorials will be used primarily for discussing homework assignments and for clarification and review of lecture topics.

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