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Origins and Evolution of Language (P01593)

? Credit Points : 10  ? SCQF Level : 11  ? Acronym : PPL-P-OELLING

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.

Shared with UG Course U00559 Origins and Evolution of Language (Hons).

Venue: B9, Adam Ferguson Building

Entry Requirements

none

Subject Areas

Delivery Information

? Normal year taken : Postgraduate

? Delivery Period : Semester 1 (Blocks 1-2)

? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 9 weeks

First Class Information

Date Start End Room Area Additional Information
24/09/2007 14:00 16:00 B9, Adam Ferguson Building

All of the following classes

Type Day Start End Area
Lecture Monday 14:00 15:50 Central

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.

Assessment Information

Essay/project (100%)

Contact and Further Information

The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.

Course Secretary

Miss Toni Noble
Tel : (0131 6)51 3188
Email : Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk

Course Organiser

Prof Jim Hurford
Tel : (0131 6)50 3959
Email : j.hurford@ed.ac.uk

School Website : http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/

College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/

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