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week1intro_SSS_spr_10_ - Willkommen in Deutsch 141! 1st...

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Willkommen in Deutsch 141! 1 st ASSIGNMENT : 1) The Design of Language by Stevens (me, ) I emailed this to you on the weekend. Did you get it? 2) No class in third week. (I’ll be out of town.) 1) We’ll make up the time lost with a film , The Linguists , on some evening. (Food/drink)
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Ger 141: The Sounds, Spellings and Sociolinguistics of German Notes to me: Bring data cord/cue up youtube vid and Carlin Assignment for Tuesday : Read pp. 4-6 & 10-14 in Fagan . (We’ll do consonants first and may not get to vowels next week, thus the pages, above.) (photocopy all three chapters after class?) See the “Tricky Linguistics” video on course website and tell me where the references are in it for many of these things we are discussing today. 4/5/10 2 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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Syllabus: What we are doing. The Sounds, Spellings and Sociolinguistics of German Your syllabus 4/5/10 3 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCH 141! Finally, if you are or were enrolled in our summer, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, program, you start today with an A+! There’s still room but it is now (finally!) filling up. Also, you’ll note that I’m teaching 141 there but under the topic of Advanced Composition/Conversation This is the only time I’ll teach 141 under this topic (--need to provide enough courses for my linguists during the year, that’s why ) 4/5/10 4 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCH 170! Beginnen wir! Again, all this on What is language/what is linguistics comes from the chapter of mine that I emailed you (= The Design of Language ) . Some of you have heard this before. Mal gucken, was Sie alles vergessen haben! :-p 4/5/10 5 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCH 170! Zuerst,… ein Video ! Watch this video and tell me what you think they are saying about language. This is an old comedy routine by an old comedy duo, Fry and Laurie. (You may recognize Laurie as “House” from a current TV show.) 4/5/10 6 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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What is Language ? A definition: Language is a system of arbitrary signs designed for the purpose of communication. This system is characterized by at least three essential properties that distinguish it from animal communication: 1) form and meaning , 2) creativity , and 3) displacement. Before elaborating on these, let’s make sure we understand the definition… 4/5/10 7 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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What Are the Signs of Language? Language is a system of arbitrary signs designed for the purpose of communication. Gestures, also sign language Letters (spellings) Sounds A gesture 4/5/10 8 sounds, spelling & sociolinguistics
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Arbitrary Signs ? There is no connection
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course GERMAN 141 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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