LNG1100, Language, Culture, and Society, Fall 2017 (D899)

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LNG1100, Language, Culture, and Society, Fall 2017 (D899)
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Course Code
Semester / Year
Fall 2017
Course Description

An introduction to the world of language and linguistics. Students explore the great diversity of
world languages and develop an understanding of the genetic and geographical ties among them.
They learn to appreciate language as an object of scientiļ¬c study and to apply their new
knowledge to everyday social interactions in their own lives and communities. They examine
the relationship of linguistic variation to social and cultural identity. Topics include
multilingualism, language learning and preservation, spelling reform, and language policy.

Tue 11:30-2:00 pm Howard 112

Email: hlo@citytech.cuny.edu; hyl2110@tc.columbia.edu