Investigation of human language to discover how the mind works and where the mind ends: at the brain, the body, or in machines?
Soon we will talk to artificial minds: minds that were created not by natural evolution, but by human design. We will use human language to discover how the mind works and where the mind ends: at the brain, the body or beyond? We will look at language as symbol, as a network and as ecology. After studying what language is, we examine competing theories of how our species evolved language in the first place.
|Paper title||Language, Brain and Being Human|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 36 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This paper is open to all students.
- Dr Hunter Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Hunter Hatfield
- Teaching Arrangements
- 26 lectures and 8 tutorials
- A course reader will be used.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
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- Learning Outcomes
- LING 240 focuses on its graduate attributes through using materials and research that cut across many disciplines (linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, neuroscience), developing oral presentations, modelling and implementing a scaffolded debate format, and having some work done within groups.