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as of 9/28/2020

LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 109
Full UC Title: LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT 
Transcript Title: LANGUAGE & THOUGHT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines fundamental ways of viewing relationships between language and thought, and the ways that people are able to reach understanding via language. The course considers the various implications of viewing language as a code versus an inherently inferential means for reading others' mind, and discusses how words communicate thoughts as well as what can be communicated with language and what cannot; studies the cognitive underpinnings of language acquisition and language use with reference to both normal and abnormal development as may be seen in autistic children; and explores abilities of children to understand irony and metaphor. Texts: THEORY OF MIND: HOW CHILDREN UNDERSTAND OTHER'S THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS by Martin J. Doherty and KODOMONO USO OTONANO HINIKU by Tomoko Matsui. Assessment: one 6 to 8-page paper in English (1/3 of the grade), midterm exam (1/3 of the grade), and class presentation (1/3 of the grade). 
Language of Instruction: Japanese
English
 
Partner Title: LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, AND UNDERSTANDING 
Partner University Department: Linguistics 
Partner University Course Number: LNG209J/E