Summer 2020 - LING 282W D100

Writing for Linguistics (3)

Solving Linguistic Puzzles

Class Number: 1559

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 220.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Develops skills in writing in linguistics while providing a closer look at fundamental concepts of the discipline. As topics examined may vary by term, this course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Writing/Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

THIS IS A SUMMER INTERSESSION COURSE FROM MAY 11 - JUNE 22nd

COURSE TOPIC: SOLVING LINGUISTIC PUZZLES

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.

Grading

  • (Note: Due to COVID-19, remote instruction has changed grading requirements to):
  • Online quizzes 10%
  • Online participation 20%
  • Was in-class writing assignments (80%). Revised to online writing assignments 36%
  • Was Midterm (20%). Revised to online exam 20%
  • Online consultation with LING writing centre 4%
  • Remote (online) Oral Exam 10%
  • 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 textbook introduction to Linguistics.

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 SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges 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 believe they 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.