Human Language II: Language and CultureHaving defined language and examined development in Human Language I, we continue with McWhorter’s lectures and explore how contact between human cultures influences languages. We see how language can start over--as Pidgins and Creoles. We reexamine English, both its history and the variety known as Black English. We conclude by appraising the death of specific languages, artificial languages. The course ends with a finale - McWhorter’s Master Class. Each session will consist of two half hour lectures, with discussion following each lecture. Arthur Brakel, a linguist, will moderate the sessions.
|Event Type||:||Study Groups|
|Date(s)||:||01/18/2017 - 03/29/2017||Day of Week||:||Wednesday|
|Location||:||Genesis of Ann Arbor, Room 7/8|
|Address||:||2309 Packard St,|
Ann Arbor, MI 48104