The Study of Human Language

2022/2023 | S1, TP5
Marina Vigário

  • Syllabus, bibliography, grading and assessment [pdf1], [pdf2]

  • Assignments to be delivered:

                 I. [pdf] - Due date: October 06, 2022 (assignments received listed here)
                 II. [pdf] - Due date: October 24, 2022 (assignments received listed here)
                 III. [pdf] - Due date: November 30, 2022 (assignments received listed here)

  • Exercises

       I. [pdf] (to be delivered on October 06, 2022)
                 II. [pdf] (to be delivered on October 24, 2022)
                 III. [pdf]
                 IV. [pdf]
                 V. [pdf] (to be delivered on November 30, 2022)
       VI. [pdf]
                 VII. [pdf]
               VIII. [pdf] UPDATE

  • Materials presented in class:

                 - Human language: fundamental questions, the biological basis of language, language acquisition [pdf1], [pdf2], [pdf3]
                 - Characterizing speakers’ linguistic knowledge
                              . The sounds and melodies of language [pdf1], [pdf2], [pdf3]
                              . Words and their meaningful parts [pdf1], [pdf2]
                              . The organization of words into sentences [pdf]
                 - Language modalities 
                              . Sign language: differences and similarities across language modalities [pdf]
                 - Courses offered by FLUL in various areas of Language studies [pdf]

  • Further readings [pdf]


    1st written assessment: 09/11/2022, Amphitheater I (see some notes on the assessment here)
    2nd written assessment: 12/12/2022, Amphitheater I
    Final evaluation meeting: 03/01/2023, 18:00 (on Zoom)