Language Lifecycle: Genesis, Expansion, and Loss
Spring 2014 quarter
Languages are not static systems, but exhibit a life cycle just as living organisms do. They are brought into being through pidginization and creolization, grow and change as their function changes and they attain status, and they disappear (presently at an alarming rate). In this course, we'll examine these stages in some detail, acquiring a tool set along the way that will allow participants to understand the cultural, economic, and linguistic factors involved and to appreciate the policy issues in play.
Fields of Study
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Evening
Advertised schedule: 5:30-9:30p Thu
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Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
|June 10th, 2013||Cancelled|