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CLAS 3386 Studies in Words (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The ways of words in the life of language as seen through the linguistic techniques of morphology, lexicography, semantics, pragmatics, and etymology. Aspects examined include: word formation, word origins, nests of words, winged words, words at play, words and material culture, writing systems, the semantic representations of words, bytes and words, the creative word, the Word made flesh, awkward words, dirty words, dialect vocabulary, salty words, fighting words, words at prayer, new words, and the Great Eskimo vocabulary hoax.

Instructor(s): Michael J. Connolly

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17