Historical linguistics and
Cow in the following languages:
German, Spanish, French, Danish, Norwegian,
Icelandic, French, Swedish, and English.
All from Proto-Indo-European: /wokhe/
Carnes (de res
Are these sentences OK?
I cant stand that guyhe aggravates the hell
The tornados decimated Tuscaloosa.
There are four alternatives to choose from.
Hopefully, well get a raise.
Is there enough data to make a decision?
I cant s
What is morphology?
It is the attempt to identify and describe the
basic meaningful units of language.
The deliberate invention of new words
Brand names, scientific terms,
Getting a lot of complaints that go like this:
but all my other professors cancelled class
on the day before break
Preview of Neurolinguistics
Models and metaphors
EN 320 Intro Linguistics
American Linguistic Diversity
First of all, I would assume there to be about 175 to 200 languages spoken in
the United States.
However, according to Ethnologue.com, 22
Part I: using COCA
Go to: http:/corpus2.byu.edu/coca/ (The Corpus of Contemporary American
English) and answer the following questions.
1) How many words are in the corpus, totally? Divide t
o Semantics is concerned with the nature of meaning in natural
o Semantics, or meaning, is actually the least obvious part of language
For the same reason that water is the least obviouse part of life
History of English
Today we ask two questions:
Why are Middle and Modern English so
different from Old English?
Why is English so hard to spell?
Three stages of English:
OLD: 1000 CE
heold enden lifde, gamol
December 2, 2015
A Summary and Reaction to Lettuce in Pain by Victor Mair from Betchen Barber
This blog in the Language Log is titled Lettuce in Pain. The author must have received a
message, text, or email from
Second language acquisition
Bilingualism and SLA
The majority of living people speak more than
Bilingualism (or multilingualism) is the global norm
There are two kinds of bilingualism:
Raised from birth to
Final Exam Review
Neurolinguistics vs. Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics is about where in the brain
language learning and processing happens.
Psycholinguistics is concerned with describing
how the mind learns and processes language
EN 320-001 | Fall, 2015
Introduction to Linguistics
Information, Objectives, Policies, and Course Schedule
Time: 9:30 to 10:45, TR
Room: Morgan 303
Instructor: Robert Nelson
Office: RJ 211
*also by appointment
Office Hours: 1:00 to 2:00 MW*