* Understand language diversity around the world.
* Understand how languages change.
* Understand the ethnic, socio-political, and
educational ramifications of language choice.
* 346-3894, 253 Straub, Department of Linguistics
* e-mail (any time!): firstname.lastname@example.org
* office hours: Th 12-1:00, F 12-1:00, pref by appointment
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Linguistic Olympics
3 writing assignments (30%)
2 midterms (30%) MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE
Final Paper (40%)
* Readings, as announced on the course schedule and as required by your
own research (some on reserve at Knight Library)
* LING 211 Web resources
* Your own research initiative (for final paper and short writing assignments)
Study Guide for "In Search of The First Language"
"The Mother Tongue (Part II)"
Nigerian Pidgin & Tok Pisin examples
Athapaskan features (Sekani)
Native American Languages of Oregon
Turkish (Altaic) vowel harmony
Maasai (Nilotic) vowel harmony
Bantu Noun Classes