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 advanced reference works and research tools to investigate, either synchronically or diachronically, a significant language-related problem.
5. Ability to demonstrate the pedagogical value of both theoretical and applied approaches to language, especially in teaching composition and evaluating style.
3 examinations (15% each)
A major research project (formal paper, 20%: oral presentation, 10%)
Critical book review (formal paper 15%: oral presentation, 10%).
Class participation can earn a student a maximum of three additional points on the final course average.
59 or lower F
Research papers and critical book reviews must adhere to the Modern Language Association's guidelines for format and style.
Papers 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 attend every class and should always complete the assigned reading before coming to class.
Any student who does miss a class must take full responsibility 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".