Spring 2022 - LING 282W D200

Writing for Linguistics (3)

Solving Linguistic Puzzles

Class Number: 8256

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, Burnaby

    10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10051, 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 constructing robust linguistic arguments in the major components of linguistic analysis, Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax. Through the close reading of research articles, students will understand how the logical steps in an explanation are constructed, and discover how to compose in writing the explanation of a linguistic pattern. They will also emulate these techniques in their own solutions of linguistic puzzles.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Blended: 60% asynchronous online, 40% in-person

The class will meet with the instructor for 2 hours every other week during the scheduled meeting times. Canvas will provide recorded lectures and homework explanations as well as written assignments arranged into a module sequence. The exams will take place in pre-arranged dates in the classroom. For students with SFU accommodation, exams will take place online, and will include a follow-up oral exam. Dates (may change due to snow closures). In person meetings: Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 28, March 14, 28, April 11. Exam dates Feb 14, March 21

PLATFORM: Canvas/BB Collaborate

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, Internet, Microphone, Camera

Grading

  • Weekly writing assignments (10) 70%
  • Midterms (2) 30%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

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:

No textbook; articles provided on Canvas. Students may need to refer to a standard introductory Linguistics textbook.


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 SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.