Fall 2023 - LING 282W B100
Writing for Linguistics (3)
Class Number: 2691
Delivery Method: Blended
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.
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: Blended
MODE OF DELIVERY: Asynchronous lecture (B100); synchronous work sessions (in-person for B101; online for B102)
PLATFORMS USED: Canvas
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Internet access
- Writing exercises 36%
- Writing assignments 35%
- Collaborative class work 20%
- Participation 9%
- No Final Exam
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No textbook; readings are provided on Canvas.
It is recommended that students refer to an introductory textbook in linguistics.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.