HUMAN LANGUAGE and the MIND is a course in human thinking and speaking that deals with psychological and cognitive aspects of language as a key to mind, intellect and creativity; interrelation of language, thoughts and brain; language in mediating experience, remembering and creating meaning; the instinctive, emotional and rational in our cognition; pre-linguistic cognition of hominids; children’s language acquisition; language diversity; and memory.
Readings: Julie SEDIVY, Language in Mind, 2018
Teaching methodology: HUMAN LANGUAGE and MIND is a seminar introducing students to diverse topics introduced through a presentation, discussion and video materials. Relevant questions are tackled, diverse ways of examining and organizing the material proposed, and readings analyzed in a dialogue of the teacher and students.
- Teacher: Eva Eckertová