There is no doubt that one of the greatest advances in human civilization was the devising of writing. Writing systems now are just part of a larger set of symbol systems which play an essential role in every aspect of human culture and cognition. This course aims to explore the nature and diversity of such symbol systems.

Time and location of lectures

The course is over. Thanks to all who participated!

Brendan Gillon
Department of Linguistics
1085 Dr. Penfield, R. 119
Dirk Schlimm
Department of Philosophy
Leacock 916