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Language and Thought

Does language determine, influence, or merely represent thought? We'll explore the Sapir-Whorf debate by reading and discussing key texts in linguistics, anthropology, psychology, & cognitive science.

SAT, APR 17 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 1

What is the nature of the relationship between language and thought? This question has been the subject of heated scientific debate for almost a century. By the end of this class, you will understand the most common positions taken in this debate, what sorts of evidence has been used to argue for these positions, and the implications of these positions not only for our understanding of language but of human nature and society as well.

SAT, APR 24 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 2

SAT, MAY 1 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 3

SAT, MAY 8 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 4

SAT, MAY 15 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 5

SAT, MAY 22 4:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Language and Thought - Week 6

$200
Apr 17, 20216 weeksUp to 15 learners
Prerequisites

No particular academic background required beyond a willingness to engage with the ideas.

All readings are aimed at a general audience and all will be provided (either as pdfs or internet archive rentals).

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