Introduction

Language is a defining characteristic of humans that plays a central role in virtually all aspects of human activity, interaction, knowledge, and thought. Because language is at the same time a socio- cultural phenomenon and a formal system grounded in human cognition and biology, its study rests at the intellectual intersection of the humanities and the social, biological, and behavioral sciences. As such, language study is an important component of a liberal education.

In this theme semester, language will be viewed as a window on the human mind, brain, and society. It will be the nexus for investigating issues in philosophy of mind, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, linguistic theory, developmental and social psychology, social-cultural anthropology, ethnic and gender studies, evolutionary biology, information theory, and more.

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