Course Title：Language and The Human Mind
|Teacher||Ng Lee Luan|
|Venue||West Campus, Comprehensive Building|
Language is a significant part of what makes human, along with other cognitive skills such as mathematical and spatial reasoning, musical and drawing ability, the capacity to form social relationships, and the like. As with these other cognitive skills, linguistic behaviour forms an essential component in understanding how the brain works. Unlike other cognitive skills, language stands apart in several ways. Among others, the use of language is universal—all normally developing children learn to speak at least one language, and many learn more than one. Although everyone is capable of learning to speak and understand language, yet language is one of the most complex of all human cognitive abilities. In the course of this study, aspects related to stages of L1 and brain development, L2 language development, language and thoughts, language and critical thinking will be discussed.
|Field||The Module of Courses with Disciplinary Orientation: Linguistics|