The Nature of Human Language

Anthropology 246

Usual Description

This course approaches language as fundamental to the study of human nature itself. Questions addressed include: What properties of language inform our understanding of ourselves as a species? How might human language be fundamentally different from other animal communication systems? How did language evolve? Did the capacity for linguistic complexity emerge gradually over time, or relatively suddenly? Is there a Universal Grammar shared by all humans? How is language instantiated in the human mind/brain?

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Anthropology 246 Taught by Jason Haugen
Anthropology 246 Taught by Jason Haugen