Summer 2019 - LING 309W D100

Sociolinguistics (3)

Class Number: 2514

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SECB 1014, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 282W. Recommended: LING 160 or LING 260.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A systematic approach to the study of linguistic variation in different areal, social, and cultural settings. Students with credit for LING 409 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course has two primary purposes: (i) to provide students with a critical and comparative survey of some of the different types of empirical and theoretical writing that are used in sociolinguistic research; and (ii) to provide students with extensive practice in the styles of written argumentation that are typical in these areas and are required for advanced study in linguistics. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, and in-class writing and editing.

Grading

  • In-class writing assignments 15%
  • Summary writing 15%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Small Project 35%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

Note: To receive a passing grade on any assignment, including in-class writing, the quality of writing must be evaluated as at least LPI Level Four. The following descriptions of LPI levels will be used:

Level Four: The writing is marred by one or another of a fairly wide range of deficiencies: it may be thinly developed, repetitive, or weak in overall structure; it may contain unvaried, loose or faulty sentence structure; its word choice may be inaccurate, inappropriate, or unidiomatic (that is, it may use expressions that are not found in standard English usage).
Level Three: Essays are placed at level three if they have many errors in sentence structure and vocabulary, or if they are weak in content and badly organized. Also placed at level three are essays with a high density of errors in the use of articles, the plurals of nouns, the form and tense of verbs, subject-verb agreement, and the English idiom.

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).    

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Readings will be made available through Canvas. A list of readings available online will also be distributed.

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

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS