2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Language Lifecycle: Genesis, Expansion, and Loss

CANCELLED

Spring 2014 quarter

Faculty
Richard McKinnon
Fields of Study
linguistics
Description
Languages are not static systems, but exhibit a life cycle just as living organisms do. They are brought into being through pidginization and creolization, grow and change as their function changes and they attain status, and they disappear (presently at an alarming rate). In this course, we'll examine these stages in some detail, acquiring a tool set along the way that will allow participants to understand the cultural, economic, and linguistic factors involved and to appreciate the policy issues in play.
Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Thu
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 10th, 2013 Cancelled