Fall 2022 - LING 220 D100

Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Class Number: 7987

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

    We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10081, 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:

This course explores the components that make up language such as sounds (phonetics), syllables (phonology), words and affixes (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), and meaning (semantics). We will focus on analyzing language from a descriptivist point of view using data sets and problem-solving skills. Tutorials will focus on practice questions so that you can work on  your analysis and problem-solving skills. 

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: In Person 

MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures, tutorials, and tests in person. Practice exercises and assignments will be completed on Canvas. 

PLATFORM: Canvas 

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Access to the internet for assignments and practice exercises. 

Grading

  • Tutorials 10%
  • Practice Exercises (10 - 12) 10%
  • Assignments (4) 30%
  • Tests (4) 50%

NOTES:

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Free resources will be provided on Canvas in the form of websites and PDFs. 

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

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 website 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