Fall 2019 - LING 282W D100

Writing for Linguistics (3)

Communication & Argumentation - LING Theory

Class Number: 1566

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 10011, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 220.



Develops skills in writing in linguistics while providing a closer look at fundamental concepts of the discipline. As topics examined may vary by term, this course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Writing/Quantitative.


We will explore the foundations of argumentation in the core areas of linguistic analysis (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). Through discussions and analyses of data sets as well as close readings of research articles, students will learn how to communicate and write about linguistic puzzles and their solutions.


  • In-class writing exercises 40%
  • Take-home writing assignments 30%
  • Group presentation 20%
  • Participation 10%
  • No Final Exam


This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).



No textbook; articles provided on Canvas. Students may need to refer to an introductory textbook in linguistics.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html