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Language Myths and Realities - LING121

This unit starts by looking at myths that surround language, from everyday (mis)understandings of what language is, to the way language appears in mythology around the world. Students are provided with the tools to test these myths through the exploration of different linguistic theories and methods, and are asked to consider what we understand as linguistic data. We discuss the history and evolution of language, and consider the links between speech, gesture, signs and writing.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Nick Wilson



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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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