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1 ________________________________________________________________________ LIN 203 H5 F – English Words through Space and Time Spring-2016 Lecture LEC0101: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in DH2060 Tutorial TUT0101: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in DV1147 Tutorial TUT0102: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in DV1147 Tutorial TUT0103: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in DV1158A Tutorial TUT0104: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in IB377 Contact Information Instructor : Ivan Chow Office: Erindale Hall 305B e-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistants: Safieh Moghaddam e-mail: [email protected] Angelika Kiss e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours : Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon-1pm or by appointment Course Description An analysis of English words, the history of their development and the variation in their use across the English-speaking world. Topics include the history and structure of words, the relation between sound and spelling, dialect variation and the development of dictionaries. This course does not count towards the Linguistic Studies minor or major program. [24L, 12T]. Exclusion: LGGB18H3, LIN203H1 Recommended Prep: LIN101H5, LIN102H5 (or LIN100Y5) Reading Material Required : Denning, Keith, Brett, Kessler, and William R. Leben. 2007. English Vocabulary Elements . Second Edition. Oxford University Press. i>clicker (available at the UTM Bookstore, Davis Building, 905-828-5246) An etymological dictionary of English (an etymological
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2 dictionary is a dictionary that gives information about the origin and evolution of words) Recommended : Oxford English Dictionary (OED) . 2nd edition. Also available on CD-ROM and online: after you have logged on to “Portal”, follow this link: Blackboard : Lecture notes, online quizzes, announcements and updates will be posted on the Blackboard Learning System. Learning Objectives: My goal in teaching LIN203 is to enable students to understand the origin and evolution of English words, to identify their components and structure, and to illustrate how the form and meaning of English words change as they evolve from their source languages to modern-English by referencing related languages from different geographical and historical origins. As a secondary outcome, this emerging knowledge about English words is expected to bring about improvements in students’ overall command of the English language. After completing this course successfully, you will be able to: - identify the structure and different components of English words and explain how words of different geographical and historic origins follow different rules of construction. - explain the history of the English language and how it relates to the creation of English words. - describe and explain how words may have different meanings, nuances and usage in different parts of the English-speaking world. - transcribe speech sounds with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and explain the relation between sound and spelling.
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