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Human Language II: Language and Culture
Having 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      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 01/18/2017 - 03/29/2017
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00am-12:00pm
Location : Genesis of Ann Arbor, Room 7/8
Address : 2309 Packard St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Instructor : Brakel Arthur
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED