1010. Language and Mind
Discussion of nature-nurture debate with specific reference to language acquisition. Pros and cons of Chomsky’s Innateness Hypothesis. CA 1.
1030. The Diversity of Languages
Three credits. Calabrese, van der Hulst
Overview of world languages and language families. Typological classifications of linguistic properties: what can we expect in the structure of a language? Unity and diversity of language systems. Mechanisms of language change and variation. CA 2. CA 4.