Languages and Linguistics

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- Languages: system of visual, auditory, or tactile symbols of communication and the rules used to manipulate them.
- Linguistics: scientific study of language, can be theoretical or applied.

Introduction to the Study of Language

examines nature of language, how science of linguistics analyzes language data, how language is acquired & interacts with human biology & psychology, specific examples of linguistic argumentation & experiments presented & discussed: links

Introduction to Linguistics

studies what is language and what does knowledge of a language consist of. It asks how do children learn languages and is language unique to humans; why are there many languages; how do languages change; is any language or dialect superior to another; and how are speech and writing related

Language and its Structure: Syntax

important results and ideas of the last half century of research in syntax, related work in language acquisition and processing, ideas and arguments for these ideas in addition to the the details of particular analyses, mechanics of one particular approach (sometimes called Principles and Parameters syntax): readings, [Chinese & Persian translations available]

Language and its Structure: Phonology

preliminary understanding of how sound systems of different languages are structured, provides analytical tools in phonology, teaches by example virtues of formulating precise & explicit descriptive statements & develop skills in making & evaluating arguments

Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language

detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure, special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals, Data from a broad group of languages studied for comparison with Japanese: readings, related resources

Chinese (Regular)

modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin, presupposes no prior background in the language, develops basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified), understanding of the language learning process, several different types of study materials

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