Understand the evolution of languages and the array of languages worldwide
Explore important concepts in learning a second language
Learn about syntax, semantics, sociolinguistic pragmatics, dialects, and writing systems
About this course:
This online course offers an introduction to the history and construction of languages and to the basic linguistic concepts of learning a second language, such as grammar, pragmatics, and syntax. Linguistics provides an introduction to language evolution and to an appreciation of human language. Participants improve their own (English) language mastery, gain insight into English in comparison with other languages, examine grammatical categories and processes of other languages, and discover the rich array of languages and language types spoken worldwide. Key topics include grammar, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics pragmatics (the speech setting: assumptions, body language, etc.), dialects (areal, social, professional, creole, and pidgin languages), writing systems, and computational linguistics.
Please note that while late enrollment into a course is acceptable up to three days after the course start date, it is the responsibility of each student to acquire all required books and course materials by the time they are needed in the course. Internet access required.
No refunds after July 08, 2022
Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.