Summer 2023 - LING 282W D100
Writing for Linguistics (3)
Class Number: 1447
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Office: RCB 9212
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.
This is a writing course where you will learn several skills needed to be successful when writing about problem sets and papers in linguistics. You will learn how to write about data sets in morphology, phonology, and morphophonology, how to summarize and criticize articles, how to write an experimental methodology, and how to do basic statistical analyses.
At the tail end of the course, you will also be exposed to academic conferences and the different methods of presentations, such as posters and talks.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: In-person
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: None
- In-Class Activities 10%
- Writing Assignments 60%
- Writing Centre Visit & Revision 10%
- Final Paper (Individual or Pair) 20%
This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com, 778-782-3112)
No textbook; articles provided on Canvas. Students may need to refer to a standard introductory Linguistics textbook.
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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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.