Languages of the World

CULANTH 202

The major languages of the world viewed in the context of the communicative and significate functions of language as parameters that shape and define society. The role of language in defining and structuring culturally-based relationships from a semiotic point of view. The structure, writing systems, phonology, morphology, and lexicon of languages from the following groups: Indo-European, Semitic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Caucasian, Afroasiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Kordofanian, Dravidian, and Native American languages. Instructor: Baran
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 210
  • LINGUIST 202
  • RUSSIAN 362
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring