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OLLI: LNG-03 Historical Linguistics

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What parts of a language can change, and how do languages diverge to the point where their speakers can no longer understand each other? Have all of the world’s languages been classified as to their family relationships? Are the Native languages of the Americas related to languages of Siberia and Europe? Language change is gradual, but we become aware of changes through contact with people of other generations, by reading what was written in earlier times, and by listening to old recordings. We will look at how languages change and explain the regularities that govern this change.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

UAF University Park Building

Lawrence Kaplan 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
2/12/2019 - 3/5/2019 Weekly - Tue 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Fairbanks, UAF University Park Building  Map Lawrence Kaplan  ClassRoom