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LING111.

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INTRODUCTIONTOLANGUAGEANDLINGUISTICS
FALL2015
Class:MWTh555
Rooms:M2171,GYD1,KPARK7

Office:
email:
Officehours:

Instructor:
AslGksel

TeachingAssitant(TA)
DuyguGksu

TB115/8
gokselas@boun.edu.tr
MW66orpreferablybyappointment

TB455
duygu.goksu@boun.edu.tr
TT56orbyappointment

SYLLABUS

Objective: This courseaims at introducing the basic principles and concepts inthe fieldof studyknown as
linguistics.Linguisticsisthestudyofhumanlanguage,itsscientificandsystematicfoundations.Inthiscourse,one
oftheareaswewillbeexploringwillbewhatitmeanstoknowalanguage,bothintermsofitsstructureanduse.We
willalsolookatphasesoflanguageacquisitionandinvestigatetheprinciplesunderlyingtheproductionoflanguage.
Anotherareawewillconsiderwillbegeneticrelationoflanguagesandlanguageinhistoricalperspective.

Coursematerials:
Fromkin,A.V.,R.Rodman&N.Hyams.(2003).AnIntroductiontoLanguage.HarcourtBraceCollege
Publishers.(Tenthedition)

Handoutswillbedistributedinclass.
Webpage:http://www.linguistics.boun.edu.tr/gotoCourses>CoursesofFall15.Checkthewebpage
fortheassignments,theirsolutions,classnotes,etc.,regularly.

Courserequirements:
Assignments:Therewillbefourdataanalysisassignmentstobecompletedbythedatesgivenonthesyllabus
bythebeginningofclasstime.Latesubmissionswillnotbeaccepted.

Attendanceisrequired.Participationandassignmentswillaccountfor10%ofyourcoursegrade.
Exams:Therewillbetwomidtermexamsinthecourseofthesemestereachcounting25%ofthecoursegrade.
Midtermexam:Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytoensurethatthereisnoclashwithother

midterm

exams.Thisisamasscourseandthedateofthemidtermcannotbechanged.

Finalexam:Acumulativefinalexamwilldeterminetheremaining40%ofyour gradeStudentswho
missoneofthetwomidterms,orstudentswhoseaverageofthetwomidtermexamsislessthan35willnot
beadmittedtothefinalexam.
ProblemSession(PS)hours:YouwillmeetwiththeTeachingAssistant(TA)ofthecourseregularlytodo

furtherpracticeandtodiscussthequestionsyoumayhaveregardingthelecturesand/orassignments.Attendanceis
required.

Thepassinggradeforthecourseis55.Noextraworkwillbeassignedtothosewhowanttoincreasetheiraverage.

Fall2015WeeklySchedule
Weeks
Topics
Midterm

Readings Assignment Due Date


exam

Week1
Sept.28,
Sept.30,
Oct.1

Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
Ch.1
Movie:ExcerptsfromTheBigBangTheoryoftheMind

Week2
Oct.5,
Oct.7,
Oct.8

Morphology
Morphology
Morphology
Morphology

Week3
Oct.12,
Oct.14,
Oct.15

Morphology/Phonetics
Morphology
Ch.2
Phonetics
Ch.5
Phonetics
Ch.5

Week4
Oct.19,
Oct.21,
Oct.22

Phonetics/Phonology
Phonetics
Ch.5
Phonetics
Ch.5
Phonology
Ch.6

Week5
Oct.26,

Phonology
Phonology

Ch.6

Week6
Nov.2,
Nov.4,
Nov.5

Phonology/Syntax
Phonology
Phonology
Syntax

Ch.6
Ch.6
Ch.3

Week7
Nov.9,
Nov.11,
Nov.12

Syntax
Syntax
Syntax
Syntax

Ch.3
Ch.3
Ch.3

Ch.2
Ch.2
Ch.2

Assignment1

Assignment2

Week8
Nov.16,
Nov.18,
Nov.19

Syntax/ExamReview/Sociolinguistics
1stMidtermReview
Syntax
Ch.3
LanguageinSociety Ch.7

Week9
Nov.23,
Nov.25,
Nov.26

Sociolinguistics/LanguageChange
LanguageinSociety Ch.7
Languagechange
Ch.8
Languagechange
Ch.8

Week10
Nov.30,
Dec.2,
Dec.3

WritingSystems/ExamReview
WritingSystems
Ch.12
WritingSystems
Ch.12
Movie:TheLanguageSeries1

Week11
Dec.7,
Dec.9,
Dec.11

ExamReview/Semantics
2ndMidtermReview
Semantics
Ch.4
Semantics
Ch4

Week12
Dec.14,
Dec.16,
Dec.17

Semantics/LanguageAcquisition
Semantics
Ch.4
Semantics
Ch.4
LanguageAcquisitionCh9

Week13
Dec.21,
Dec.23,
Dec.24

LanguageAcquisition/BrainandLanguage
LanguageAcquisitionCh.10
Assignment
4
BrainandLanguage Ch.10
BrainandLanguage Ch.10

1stMIDTERM

Assignment
3

2ndMIDTERM