2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Language Lifecycle: Genesis, Expansion, and Loss

Spring quarter

Faculty: Richard McKinnon

Fields of Study: linguistics

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30301 (4)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening


Languages are not static systems, but exhibit a lifecycle just as living organisms do. They are brought into being through pidginization and creolization, grow and change as their function changes and they attain status, and they disappear (presently at an alarming rate). In this course, we'll examine these stages in some detail, acquiring a toolset along the way that will allow participants to understand the linguistic factors involved, and to appreciate the policy issues in play.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 5:30-9:30p Wed

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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