THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2007/2008
Origins and Evolution of Language (P01593)
A survey of the main issues in the evolution and origins of the human language faculty and of actual human languages. The course sets out a basis of relevant facts accumulated from a range of disciplines within and outwith Linguistics, including animal behaviour, evolutionary theory, computer modelling, genetics, language acquisition, paleontology, archaeology.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 9 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After the course, students should be able to speak and write informedly and responsibly about the origins of language, know how to keep track of fresh developments in the field, and be able to put such developments in perspective.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Toni Noble
Prof Jim Hurford
School Website : http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/