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LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY 
Transcript Title: LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course is an introduction to linguistic typology and universal grammar. Focus is on some formal characteristics that are common to languages as well as some differences among them. The main goal is to examine linguistic data from various languages by comparing two approaches, i.e., traditional and generative approaches. The former focuses on universals of language and its main purpose is to 'describe' similarities and differences among languages. The latter, on the other hand, tries to 'explain' why linguistic structures take the forms in the way they actually are, but not in some other ways. The ultimate goal of the latter approach is to theorize the initial setting of language faculty, which is often called Universal Grammar. 
Language of Instruction: Japanese
 
Partner Title: LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Linguistics 
Partner University Course Number: LNG208J