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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.402 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Language and Thought 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Lera Boroditsky
    Prof. Susan Carey
    Prof. Elizabeth S. Spelke

  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.402 Language and Thought

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This graduate course on language and thought brings together ideas and findings from cognitive, developmental, and cultural psychology, as well as linguistics, anthropology, and ethnology. The course is a high-level exploration of the fields of language and thought. The extensive reading list provides an excellent grounding in the field to prepare future research scientists. In addition, the related resources link to web sites that provide resources for further study.

    Course Description

    Subject examines the many interrelationships between language and thought. Do people who speak different languages think differently? Does learning new languages change the way you think? Do polyglots think differently in different languages? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language?

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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