Languages of the World


The major languages of the world viewed in the context of the communicative and significate functions of language as parameters that shape and define society. The role of language in defining and structuring culturally-based relationships from a semiotic point of view. The structure, writing systems, phonology, morphology, and lexicon of languages from the following groups: Indo-European, Semitic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Caucasian, Afroasiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Kordofanian, Dravidian, and Native American languages.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 202
  • ICS 210
  • LINGUIST 202
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring