Ling 101: Introduction to Linguistics Spring 2012 Lecture Information: Instructor Information: Office Hours: Ling 101, Section 012 W 10:10-11:25 Room: Gore Hall 205 Darrell Larsen [email protected] 302-831-8203 46 E. Delaware Ave., Room 103 Darrell Larsen: MW 1:45-2:45 Jooyoung Kim: M 10:00-12:00 Justin Rill: M 3:00-5:00 All instructors: by appointment Discussion Section 040D: Discussion Section 041D: Discussion Section 042D: F 10:10-11:25 Room: Quaesita Drake Hall 004 TA: Jooyoung Kim F 10:10-11:25 Room: Memorial 124 TA: Justin Rill F 12:20-1:35 Room: Brown Lab 116 TA: Jooyoung Kim Class Webpage http://udel.edu/~dlarsen/ling101/ Course Description: This course will introduce you to the nature of language, its structure and how it is used in society. Moreover, it will introduce students to the linguistic methods we use to study language. This course also fulfills the University of Delaware’s multicultural requirement. To this end, we will look at a wide range of languages, non-standard dialects of English, and we will discuss the interaction between language and society. Text: Mihalicek, Vedrana & Christin Wilson (Eds.). Language Files 11: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Columbus, OK: The Ohio State University Press. I will additionally provide outside materials throughout the semester to supplement the course. Grading: Attendance Participation Homework Phonetics Quiz Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Grade scale: 5% 10% 20% 5% 20% 20% 20% 93-100 90-92 87-89 83-87 80-82 77-79 =A = A= B+ =B = B= C+ 73-76 70-72 67-69 63-66 60-62 0-59 =C = C= D+ =D = D=F Homework: Will be due at the beginning of lecture on Wednesdays. Late homework is not accepted. Absent students must e-mail homework to their TA by the beginning of class time. If absent, it is your responsibility to e-mail your TA to ask about homework assignments. Incomplete assignments, in which any part is left unanswered, will be returned ungraded. At the TAs discretion, you may be allowed to resubmit it with all exercises completed by the following class period. You will receive a late penalty of 10%. Failure to resubmit will result in a 0. Discussing homework problems together is allowed and even encouraged; however, assignments must be turned in individually and copying of others’ answers is not allowed. Homework should be stapled to avoid a 5% penalty. Illegible answers will be marked wrong, without the possibility of clarification later. Attendance: Attendance will be taken during discussion sections. If you show up late, it is your responsibility to remind your TA immediately after class or you may remain marked absent. Students absent from class for an officially excused reason will not be penalized for the date in question. Please see http://www.udel.edu/provost/fachb/III-1-l-attendance.html for details. Excused absences will require verifiable evidence. Students who are officially excused are still required to complete the assignments on time and take any tests they missed. Unexcused absences on the day of an exam will result in a 0 for the exam. Participation: Essay questions designed to make you think about the material will be assigned throughout the semester. Unless otherwise specified, responses must be a minimum of 250 words and will be graded 0, (=75) or + (=100), depending on originality of thought, support for claims, etc. Alternatively, participation credit will be given to students who participate regularly during the discussion sections (attendance ≠ participation). Exams: Exam 2 and 3 are pseudo-cumulative. While the questions will not directly ask about previously-learned material, they will require the use of methods and concepts taught during the previous portions of the course. Other Policies: Students shall adhere to UD’s Academic Honesty policy (http://www.udel.edu/stuguide/1112/code.html). Engaging in academic dishonesty on an assignment or exam will result in a minimum of a 0 for that assignment or exam. Any student needing any accommodations for reasons of a disability, family situation (e.g. parent with children), etc. should notify me as soon as possible. Schedule: Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Date 2/8 2/10 2/15, 2/17 2/22 2/24 2/29, 3/2 3/7 3/9 3/14, 3/16 3/21, 3/23 3/28, 3/30 4/4, 4/6 4/11 4/13 4/18, 4/20 4/25, 4/27 5/2, 5/4 5/9 5/11 Topic Introduction Animal vs. Human Communication Phonetics Reading Ch. 1, (17) Ch. 14 Ch. 2 Phonetics Quiz Phonology Ch. 3 Exam 1 Morphology / Morphophonology Semantics SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS Ch. 4 Ch. 6 Syntax Ch. 5 Exam 2 Language Acquisition Ch. 8 Sociolinguistics Ch. 10, 12 Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics Exam 3 Ch. 9 Please note that homework assignments will be given during class and will be due on Wednesdays. Additional reading assignments will occasionally be posted online.