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Fall 2013-2014
* LIN 201 / ENG 241 (EC)   No Audit

Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Adele E. Goldberg

The eyes may be the mirror of the soul, but language is the mirror of the mind. Linguists study the structure of language to understand the complex computations that we do unconsciously every time we speak or comprehend utterances. This class will offer an introduction to the scientific analysis of human language, including the study of sound patterns, word formation, sentence structure, and the mental representation of linguistic knowledge.

Sample reading list:
Ohio State U., Linguistics Dept., The Language Files
Everett, Dan, Don't Sleep There Are Snakes

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 40 pp reading/ week. 5 problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 28

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20644 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   46   Enrolled:123 Limit:130
20645 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
20646 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
23031 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
20647 P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
20648 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
20649 P06 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:7 Limit:13
24015 P07 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
24016 P08 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
24017 P09 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm F   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
24018 P10 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
24080 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled