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Unformatted text preview: Ling. 1000 6.0 Instructor: Office Hours: Course Description: Course Format: Textbook: Course Website: Evaluation: Introduction to Linguistics Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Tom Wilson 8554 Ross twilson @ yorku. ca Monday and Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm. Other times by appointment. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the practical techniques of linguistic description and analysis. The course focuses primarily on the general properties of sound systems (phonetics and phonology), word structure (morphology), sentence structure (syntax). and meaning (semantics). Time permitting, other topics will include language variation and change. Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial Lecture: Monday and Wednesday 10:30 am. - 11:30 a.m. (Vari Hall A) Tutorial: DLW Time Location TUTR 01 Monday 9:30 am. SC 220 TUTR 02 Monday 11:30 am. ACW 106 TUTR 03 Monday 11:30 am. ACW 205 TUTR 04 Monday 12:30 pm. ACW 205 TUTR 05 Wednesday 9:30 am. SC 203 TUTR 06 Wednesday 9:30 am. SC 304 TUTR 07 Thursday 9:30 am. SC 224 TUTR 08 Thursday 10:30 am. SC 224 TUTR 09 Friday 9:30 am. Ross 8129 TUTR 10 Friday 10:30 am. ACW 305 TUTR 11 Friday 9:30 am. Ross 8136 TUTR 12 Friday 10:30 am. Ross 5136 Note: Tutorials begin the week of September 20-24. Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman, Nina Hyams and Kirsten. M. Hummel. An Introduction to Language (4th Canadian Edition). 2010. Nelson. Toronto. Extra copies of class handouts will be available on the course website. The website can be accessed at moodle.y0rku. ca and will be updated weekly throughout the course. Midterm Test (to be held during the December examination period) 35% Final Exam (to be held during the April examination periond) 35% Tutorial: Quizzes (2) 10% Problem Set 10% Participation 10% Tests and quizzes evaluate knowledge of general terms and concepts as well as knowledge of linguistic description and analysis. Quiz dates are as follows: Tutorial Quiz 1 (word classes and grammatical functions): week of November 1-5 Tutorial Quiz 2 (phonetics): week of February 21-25 The problem set involves the description and analysis of data sets taken from different languages of the world. Dates for the problem set are as follows: Problem Set: handed out in tutorial the week of February 28-March 4 due in tutorial the week of March 28-April 1 Tutorial participation is determined on the basis of preparedness and ability to discuss course related topics (attendance itself does not form a direct part of the participation component but one must of course be present in order to participate). The preparation and discussion of weekly homework exercises also form part of the participation component although these are not formally graded. Topics The following is a tentative schedule and a list of the topics that will be discussed in the course together with the associated readings (chapter listings refer to assigned readings from the textbook; photocopied readings are available on the course website). Fall Term Sept. 13-15 Descriptive Grammar Chapter 1 Sept. 20-22 Grammar 1: Word Classes photocopied reading The Words of English Sept. 27-29 Grammar II: Grammatical Functions photocopied reading: Functions Within the Clause Oct. 4-6 Morphology Chapter 2 Oct. 11-13 Reading Week (no classes) Oct. 18—20 Morphology Chapter 2 Oct. 25-27 Morphology Chapter 2 Nov. 1-3 Syntax Chapter 3 Nov. 8- 10 Syntax Chapter 3 Nov. 15-17 Syntax Chapter 3 Nov. 22-24 Syntax Chapter 3 Nov. 29—Dec 1 Syntax Chapter 3 Dec. 6-8 Syntax Chapter 3 Winter Term Jan 5-12 Semantics Chapter 4 Jan. 17-19 Phonetics Chapter 5 Jan. 24-26 Phonetics Chapter 5 Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Phonetics Chapter 5 Feb. 7-9 Phonology Chapter 6 Feb. 14-16 Reading Week (no classes) Feb. 21-23 Phonology Chapter 6 Feb. 28-Mar. 2 Phonology Chapter 6 Mar. 7-9 Phonology Chapter 6 Mar. 14-16 Phonology Chapter 6 Mar. 21-23 Language Variation Chapter 12 Mar. 28-30 Language Change Chapter 13 April 4 Summary ...
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