Language, Brain, and Human Behavior


Explores the intersection of cognition and language by looking at a variety of theories of language, including: traditional models that vary according to how much the capacity for language is attributed to “the genes” or to “the environment” and newer models that question and re-describe traditional definitions of terms such as “nature,” “nurture,” genetic code,” and “language.” How traditional and new models of language interpret the capacity for language in its relationship to the neurosciences, the cognitive sciences, and the social sciences. One course / 3 units.

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