LIN402H1: Linguistic Typology and Constructed Languages

Hours: 
36L

This course uses constructed languages (e.g., Esperanto, Klingon, Dothraki) to explore crosslinguistic patterns in language structure. Topics include phonological and morphosyntactic typology, language change over time, effects of culture and environment on language, history of language construction, standards in writing descriptive grammars, and critical analysis of research on language diversity.

Prerequisite: 

5 required 200-level courses ( LIN228H1, LIN229H1, LIN232H1, LIN241H1, LIN251H1), AND LIN322H1 Phonological Theory OR LIN331H1 Syntactic Theory, or permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)