Fall 2007~Spring 2008

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¡@ Fall 2007 Spring 2008


¡@ To learn:
what linguistics is;
some basic knowledge in this field;
to think about language as a thing, apart from its everyday uses and meanings, so that we can understand what those uses and meanings are, and how they are achieved;
to examine our beliefs about language, languages, and speakers;
to observe and to analyze, and to write and talk about our observations and analyses.



Nash, Thomas. Discovering Language: An Introduction to Linguistics for Chinese Students. Taipei: The Crane, 1986.
Yule, George. The Study of Language. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.
Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997.



Grading Policy:

Fall 2007

Spring 2008
Quizzes (2) 22% Midterm Exam ¡@20%¡@
Final Exam 22% Final Exam 20¡@ ¡@20%¡@
Report (pairs or trios) 25% Exercises (4) 20 ¡@20%¡@
Exercises (4) 15% Report (pairs) ¡@30%
Other assignments 6 % Participation and attendance* ¡@10%
Participation & attendance* 10% ¡@¡@
[*minus 0.5 points each tardy, 1.0 each unexcused absence; if Participation & attendance score reaches zero, semester grade will be failing] *minus 0.5 points each tardy, 1.0 each unexcused absence; if score reaches zero, semester grade will be zero



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Report Topics

Fall 2007

Spring 2008
¡CCode-switching ¡CQuestions in Chinese morphology
¡CMandarin in the mouths of nonnative speakers ¡CThe syntax of spoken language
¡CGestures ¡CInterpersonal meaning
¡CComputer-mediated communication ¡CBorrowed words
¡CCell phone talk¡@  

Topic Descriptions

Fall 2007

Spring 2008

Student Sample Report

Sample Report 1 (Pauses)

Sample Report 2 (Code-switching)

Sample Report 3 (Code-switching)

Sample Report 4 (Mandarin sounds in the mouths of non native speakers)



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