ANTH 382

Language Change
Survey of the distribution of the world's languages and language families, with discussion of language evolution and areal, genetic, and typological classifications of languages. Study of the languages in contact and the processes of language change, with attention given to the history of writing systems and to writing as a source of evidence for the reconstruction of linguistic change.
ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.