Postgraduate Course: Biolinguistics (LASC11107)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to compare typical adult human grammar with the linguistic systems of a variety of other populations.
What features of typical linguistic competence differentiate it from the systems found in, for example:
- language contact
- language pathology
- communicative abilities of language-trained apes?
Comparisons such as these are one way of exploring the question of what makes human language special, and bringing evidence to bear on issues relating to the nature of Universal Grammar.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
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| By the end of this course, students will have a broad overview of the primary literature in the relevant fields, and will be able to think critically about the issues that it raises. In general, they should have a grasp on the ways in which typical human language use is similar and different to language use in other populations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Truswell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5511
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188