Which properties of speech remain invariant across languages while others show patterned variation cross-linguistically, and why? What are “shifters” and why are they found in most linguistic systems? What is working memory and how does it constrain language? How do our brains and bodies work together to produce and comprehend speech?
Please join Professor Karenleigh Overmann for our online course Language Typologies and Universals, which addresses the intersection of language, cognition and social discourse via linguistics and the neuropsychology of language. Together we will read a set of key books and articles around these topics to develop insights about how social context and cognitive processing shape language. Classes begin January 22 and end May 10, 2019.