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LING 3104 Formalism and Functionalism in Linguistics (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Analysis of two competing orientations in linguistic theory since 1900: formalism (emphasizing systematicity, autonomy, abstraction: American structuralism, varieties of generativism); versus functionalism (prioritizing the role communication imposes on language: Prague School, cognitive linguistics). Extensions into applied linguistics. Readings, lectures, discussion.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Margaret Thomas

Prerequisites: LING3101. LING3101/ENGL3527 General Linguistics and LING3102/ENGL3392 Syntax and Semantics.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17