HS309 Lec 1 -3.pdf - HS309 Introduction to the study of language Instructor Prof Vaijayanthi M Sarma(and a few guest lecturers 1 TAs Gayathri

HS309 Lec 1 -3.pdf - HS309 Introduction to the study of...

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26-07-2017 1 HS309: Introduction to the study of language Instructor: Prof. Vaijayanthi M. Sarma (and a few guest lecturers) 1 TAs Gayathri Gopalakrishnan [email protected] Nawaf Helmi [email protected] 2 Mashrur Imtiaz [email protected]
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26-07-2017 2 Textbook and Background Reading - PDFs on moodle 3 4 Texting and surfing in class you are? Do so well in your exams, you will not. Distract your classmates and yourself, you will Cool, it is not.
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26-07-2017 3 Mobile phones, laptops etc. Students are not encouraged to bring laptops to class. A ‘closed laptop’ rule during lecture will be enforced and other communication devices will need to be on ‘silent’ and put away during lectures. Use pen and paper! Read the textbook (relevant sections or page numbers will be shared on moodle). The ppts will be shared but… Use moodle (after class!); talk to your TAs Evaluation and Attendance Attendance in the first week, institute policy applies. After that? Evaluation: In-class Quizzes (3x10 = 30 marks) MidSem (30 marks) Endsem (40 marks)
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26-07-2017 4 In class quizzes? The only time that phones are permitted in class On quiz days For 15 minutes What make us human? Walking on two legs? (Bipeds) Birds walk on two legs, as can bears Living in a society? Ants, bees, marmosets live in societies. Ability to love and hate? My pet dog loves me and appears to hate cats.
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26-07-2017 5 Language Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations -- Edward Sapir (Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech, 1921.) Features of Languages The power of speech appears to be uniquely human, we talk. Speech vs vocalization (there is no significant animal analogue) It infuses all of our lives – everyday, in every way. No matter the literacy levels No matter the socio-economic or political status No matter how primitive a people or their society No matter the intelligence levels Children become competent users by the time they are 4 years old and entirely fluent by the time they are 10 years old – often in more than one language and in several varieties.
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26-07-2017 6 Multilinguals Swiss- German French German English Swedish and Italian French Latin Greek Hebrew Arabic Amharic Sanskrit Avestan Pahlavi Syriac Persian Coptic Ge'ez Distribution of languages in the world - Wikipedia 12
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