Fall 2022 - LING 282W D100

Writing for Linguistics (3)

Class Number: 3573

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SWH 10061, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 220.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Develops skills in language analysis by focusing on reading and writing of linguistic argumentation. Explores the foundations of such argumentation in the core areas of linguistics. Students read and discuss primary literature in linguistics in order to understand how to formulate hypotheses and evaluate them. They also learn how to use writing to construct their own solutions to challenging linguistic problems. Writing/Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: In-Person

MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures, group discussions, in-class writing

PLATFORMS USED: Canvas

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Internet access

Grading

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

NOTES:

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

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

Students requiring accommodations must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

Materials

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