UMass Sesquicentennial


397C Linguistics and Literature (3 units)

Spring 2013

Meetings

MWF 11:15-12:05 - Herter 225

Instructors

Robert Rothstein []

Description

How does a poem differ from a recipe for chocolate-chip cookies? Are ads a form of literature? What resources does a language provide to its speakers that enable them to create works of literature? These are among the topics that this course will address, using examples from English and a variety of other languages. Some prior coursework in linguistics is recommended but not a formal prerequisite.