Aug 16, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS305 How Language Works 3 cr.


An introduction to basic linguistic concepts, including word play, language games, and the symbolic power of language. Supplementing the course textbook are : Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass; cartoons by Saul Steinberg; remarks by Oscar Wilde and Groucho Marx; puns by Shakespeare; paintings that incorporate words; newspaper headlines; advertising slogans; bumper-stickers; word puzzles and brain teasers.

Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

Lecture/Seminar
All College Elective