Fall 2021 - LING 220 D100

Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Class Number: 1668

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores how language works. Introduces students to the systematic nature of language by exploring the patterns of sounds, words, sentences and meanings in English and other languages. Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on training in pattern recognition and language data analysis. Open to all students. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Linguistics 220 introduces the complexities of human language by focusing on the core areas of linguistics: phonetics (production, transmission, and perception of speech), phonology (the patterning of speech sounds in language), morphology (word structure and formation), syntax (sentence structure and formation), and semantics (analysis of meaning in language).


MODE OF INSTRUCTION

A. Lectures: Remote

B. Tutorials: 4 Tutorials are in person on Burnaby campus (marked B) and 2 are remote marked (R).

 

TUTORIALS:

D.101 (B): Wednesday 9:30-10:20 am

D.102 (B): Wednesday 10:30-11:20 am

D.103 (B): Wednesday 11:30-12:20 am

D.104 (B): Thursday 9:30-10:20 am

D.105 (B): Thursday 10:30-11:20 am

D.106 (B): Thursday 11:30-12:20 am

D.201 (R): Tuesday 5:30-6:20 pm

D.202 (R): Tuesday 6:30-7:20 pm
Note About Remote Tutorials: Seats in remote tutorials are reserved for international students who may not be able to return to Canada by September, for domestic students who meet the criteria in GP 40 or for Indigenous students who may not be in a position to leave their communities.

MODULES Typical lecture will comprise of one-two 20-minute lecture recordings with slides and 10-20-page reading (this may change with each module). Tutorials focus on developing practical skills doing linguistic analysis.

OFFICE HOURS: Online: TBA (Zoom), In Person: TBA (Office Number)

MODE OF EXAMS: Timed Canvas Quizzes

PLATFORM(S): Zoom (Back-up: Canvas)

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop/PC, Internet, Microphone

Grading

  • Participation & Weekly Assignments 35%
  • Projects (2 @ 10% each) 20%
  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Midterm 3 15%

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 with hidden or visible disabilities who 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.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

O’Grady, William, and John Archibald. 2021 (9th Ed.). Contemporary linguistic analysis: An introduction. Pearson Canada; available via the SFU bookstore and VitalSource:

e-book: 9th Ed., 2021, ISBN: 9780135384732, 0135384737;

 


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

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.

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 FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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 may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.