JAPN 130 Intro. to Linguistic Analysis

Last offered Spring 2014

This course examines the nature of human language and its structural patterns. Students will be introduced to linguistic methods for analyzing speech sounds (phonetics and phonology), word and sentence structures (morphology and syntax) and meaning (semantics) through data/problem sets of various languages, including English and Asian languages, such as Japanese and Chinese. The methods will be further used to analyze linguistic phenomena in cross-linguistic, historical and social contexts, and can be applied to languages of students' interest.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class discussions/exercises, assignments, and exams
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Prerequisites: none; no previous knowledge of linguistics or of foreign languages is required; knowledge of Asian languages is beneficial; open to all students
Enrollment Preference: first-year students and sophomores
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: COGS Interdepartmental Electives
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3979
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JAPN 130 LEC Intro. to Linguistic Analysis Division 1: Languages and the Arts Sayaka Abe
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