Assignment #3 answer key:
1) When language shift begins, use of the threatened language declines: all of
these (in churches, in the workplace, in schools, at home, among
2) Languages with a relatively s
LIGN 8: Languages and Cultures of the Americas
UCSD Spring 2010
Professor Gabriella Caballero
Teaching Assistants: Lucien Carroll, Bethany Keffala
Big question: What are languages and language varieties, and what do linguists study?
Wesley Y. Leonard, SDSU Anthropology
A common riddle
A father and his son are
involved in a car accident, as a
result of which the son is
rushed to hospital for
emergency surgery. The
surgeon looks at him and says
"I can't operate
House keeping stuff
Extra credit course feedback survey is
available today (2pm) and until Friday at noon.
Assignment #4 will be available this
Wednesday, May 12 (2pm) and will be due
next Monday, May 17 at noon.
The history of English
The Germanic Lang
Where is correct and/or
pleasant English spoken?
Michiganders (perhaps Midwesterners more generally) consider
their own speech to be most correct but not most pleasant.
Alabamians (perhaps Southerners more generally) consider
The story of Spoken Soul is not an easy one to
tell because it is not just about language. To tell
the story right, you have to talk about the culture
and lived experience of African Americans. You
have to talk about a language inextricable from the
Have you completed your
Remember that the last day to fulfill this
requirement is June 2nd.
A possibility: Experiment #816 (on experimetrix) .
1. native speakers of English
2. native speakers of Spanish: (1) who wer
Please, dont forget to fill out the CAPE
form this quarter!
More comments about the Research Project
due next week.
Individual feedback for your project outline is available today.
Grade breakdown for research project:
The English Only movement
What drives the debate and
Standard English/Monolingual ideology
Types of Language Policies
Wiley p. 325-326
Assignment #2 answer key:
1) The phrase "a language is a dialect with an army and a navy" is intended to
illustrate how imperialistic countries (such as Britain, France and Spain)
used military force to impose thei
Linguistic Autobiography assignment
Due Friday 10/21 submission via TurnitIn in TED (in main Content folder)
Summary of Assignment: You are being asked to write your own autobiography from a language
perspective looking at issues of langu
In the Excel spreadsheet titled 2012F2016 data with filters.xls you will find the
accumulated data from everyone who submitted results
Types of Glottographic
One symbol Symbol
Syllabic or Japanese (Hirasyllabogana, Katakana),
Alphabetic phone (a
LIGN 8 Fall 2016
Prof. Gabriela Caballero
Viewing Guide for We Still Live Here - s Nutayunen
The story centers around Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Wampanoag tribal member who's
been working since 1994 on reviving the language, working with both co
Please dont forget!
Assignment #2 due tomorrow 10/12 before 10am.
Interview data submission (TED) due Friday
10/14 before 10am.
This is part of your final project grade!
A viewing guide for the film We still live
here is available in TED
LIGN 8 Languages and Cultures of America
Research project: Minority languages and the official language question*
Interview results due Friday, October 14th, 10am
Report outline due Friday, November 4th, 10am
Final report due Friday, December 2nd, *11pm*
Some updates about
ungrammatical accents in
Linguists at the University of Arizona respond (May 26,
2010) to the Arizona Department of Education proposal of
removing teachers who have heavy or ungrammatical
* Final report due this coming Friday, at noon.
* The final report must be submitted via the
Turnitin.com link available in the Research
Report folder on WebCT.
* The last day to participate in an experiment
is today, WEDNESDAY.
* The last
Cultures of America
LIGN 8, SPRING 2010
The big picture
People lose and denigrate
People create and embrace
There is a tremendous amount of
diversity in the ways in which
languages are structu
From last time
Speech sounds are elements devoid of meaning that
combine in systematic ways to form meaningful elements.
Speech sounds are themselves composed of smaller
elements serving as instructions for the vocal tract to
The human b
Native languages and cultures
Lucy Telles and her largest basket
2006 Yurok Language Forum
(Photo courtesy of the San Joaquin
Valley Library System)
Interview results are due next Monday, April 26 at noon.
Having trouble with the material? Come to our office hours:
Professor Caballero: Th 1-2 pm, AP&M 4210
Bethany Keffala: W 2-4, AP&M 3331B
Lucien Carroll: T 11:30-12:30pm and F 2-3pm,
Language distribution per
speakers in the world revisited
There are 6.34 billion people in the world, and approximately
If each language had the same numbers of speakers, each
language would have 917,000 speakers.
However, as we alread
Assignment #3 will be up today at 2pm.
It is due this Friday, April 30th at noon.
Next Monday: In-class midterm exam.
Bring a large pink Scantron and a #2 pencil.
Percentage non-English lg use
Percentage non-English language use
The answer key for Assignment #3 will be
available later today.
In class mid-term exam on Monday (bring your
own Scantron and #2 pencil).
The Project Report folder now contains a
folder called Interviewee data with the class
Reminder: Report Outline
The outline is due next Monday, May 10, by 12pm.
The outline should minimally contain identification of the
results and correlations of:
* noteworthy results from your own interviewee data
* Identification and discussion of at l
Recent Immigrant Languages
Some immigrant languages from Asia (and # of speakers in the US,
according to the ethnologue):
* Korean (894,000)
* Telugu (86,200)
* Chinese (1,645,000 2,022,143)
* Gujarati (236,000)
* Mandarin Chinese (175,000)