Investigation of human language to discover how the mind works and where the mind ends: at the brain, the body, or in machines?
Language is often considered the defining feature of our species. In this paper, we use language to explore our minds and our humanity. We look at what exactly distinguishes human language from other communication systems. This will require examining the uses and structures of language, connecting our discoveries to concepts of how the brain works, and puzzling out how language could have evolved in the first place.
|Paper title||Language, Brain and Being Human|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- 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.