Oct 20, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS305 How Language Works 3 cr.


The course introduces basic linguistic concepts, including wordplay, 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