Historical-Comparative Linguistics

Historical-Comparative Linguistics
Learning theory and method of language change via comparing daughter languages and reconstructing ancestral languages. Language universals and typology.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesLing 450 or equivalent.
Course Outcomes

Application of Typological Concepts

Students will learn how to apply typological concepts to specific languages during in-class and out of class exercises.

Influential Linguistics Typology Concepts

Students will have achieved an understanding of the most influential concepts of Linguistics typology, including the different kinds of universals (formal, substantive, implicational, syntactic, lexical, morphological).

Arguments Against Language Universals

Students will become conversant with the arguments against language universals.