1. Ability to recognize, explain, or define major linguistic terms and constructions.
2. Ability to analyze language using traditional, structural, and transformational approaches.
3. Ability to recognize and differentiate among the phonological, morphological, and syntactic components of language.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to answer questions and solve problems related to language.
3 examinations (20% each)
2 linguistic problem papers (20% each)
Critical book review as an alternative to the second paper (20%).
59 or lower F
Papers must adhere to the Modern Language Associations guidelines for format and style.
Research papers and critical book reviews are due at 9:30 on the day specified in the course calendar.
Late papers will be penalized one letter grade.
Papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Students should plan to attend every class and should always complete the assigned reading before coming to class.
Students who miss a class are fully responsible for all material covered in that class.
Drafts: I will read and comment on as many drafts of papers as students are willing to write.
Plagiarism: If any part of a paper is plagiarized, the paper will receive at best a grade of "F" and at worst a "0".