Eiling Offers a Course in Spring: Language and Thought Seminar

Dear ECOM community,

Just trying to get the word out about a seminar that I’ll be holding in the spring (Wed 12:30-3:20) that may be of interest to some in the community. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested!

Course Title: (PSYC 5570) Language and Thought: From sound symbolism to abstract concepts

Course Description: How does language shape thought? Are there thoughts that we cannot have without the support of language? Can the language you speak (or sign) affect what and how you think? In this seminar we will explore the relationship between language and thought, touching on topics like sound symbolism (do some sounds naturally tend to be associated with certain meanings?), how labels shape conceptual development (and perhaps help us form concepts we would otherwise not have), and more broadly, linguistic relativity (e.g., the relationship between language and perception).

Time: Wednesdays 12:30-3:20 PM

More info can be found here (and this is a dynamic page which I will be adding more info to).

Happy new year!