Spring 2021 - LING 282W D100
Writing for Linguistics (3)
Class Number: 2711
Delivery Method: Remote
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.
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
The class will be divided into sections which will meet with the instructor for an hour each week during the scheduled
meeting times. Canvas will provide recorded lectures and homework explanations as well as written assignments arranged
into a module sequence.
PLATFORM: Canvas/BB Collaborate
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
- Weekly writing assignments 70%
- Midterms (2) 30%
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.
No textbook; articles provided on Canvas. Students may need to refer to a standard introductory
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, Internet, Microphone, Camera
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 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.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 (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).