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Unformatted text preview: Linguistics 100: Homework 2 Due at the beginning of class on Friday, September 11. On your homework please write the name of your GSI and clearly indicate any collaborators. Problem 1: Ukrainian (3 points) In Language Files , please do File 3.6, Exercise 1 (p. 134, all parts of the exercise). Problem 2: Sapir in Ukraine (3 points) Your reading for the coming week includes Edward Sapirs article The psychological reality of the phoneme (1933), a classic. It contains five case studies, each of them based on the use of a new writing system (including phonetic writing in the last case) by speakers of languages who had not previously used it. Suppose youre teaching a new writing system to a speaker of Ukrainian who hasnt learned to read or write that language. In Problem 1 you examined Ukrainian [s], [ S ], [s j ], and [ S j ]. Which of these four fricatives would Sapir expect the Ukrainian speaker to want to spell using the same symbol, i.e. ignoring phonetic differences, and which would Sapir expect the Ukrainian speaker to want to spell differently? Please explain....
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- Fall '09