Institution: MIT
Lecturer: Prof. Norvin A. Richards
University Course Code: MIT 24.900
Subject: #linguistics
Description: This class provides some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we examine a number of ways in which human language is a complex but law-governed mental system. Much of the class is devoted to studying some core aspects of this system in detail; we also spend individual classes discussing a number of other issues, including how language is acquired, how languages change over time, language endangerment, and others.