Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 312

Language Origin and Evolution


Description

Investigates the origin of human language, drawing on a range of evidence and arguments from psychology, anthropology and primatology. Addresses questions such as when and how language evolved, whether early language was primarily verbal, gestural or both, what aspects of language structure and language capability are innate and whether language developed gradually or was a sudden mutation.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

LINGUIST 312: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

LINGUIST 200


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