Summer 2020 - LING 100 D100

Communication and Language (3)

Class Number: 1547

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A non-theoretical approach to the study of language using examples from a variety of languages. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REVISED COURSE OUTLINE 

This course introduces the study of language and human communication. Topics to be covered include:
·       the biological basis of human language
·       relations of language to cognition, culture and thought
·       structure in language
·       the neurological basis of language and language disorders
·       language acquisition
·       languages of the world
·       language change
·       human language vs. animal communication
·       evolution of human language
·       language in society
·       writing systems

Grading

  • Midterm Exam I 30%
  • Midterm Exam II 30%
  • Midterm Excam III 30%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Linguistics program students cannot count this course towards their breadth requirements unless in joint or double majors, extended minor, or double minors program.

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:

Additional reading materials and slides will be made available on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.