LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Section: 001 Epic Grammar Fails
Term: FA 2016
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Course Note:
Designed to introduce entering students to the intellectual life of the university in a small course taught by an experienced member of the faculty. Topics vary according to the interests of the instructors. Whatever their subject matter, first-year seminars emphasize critical thinking through class discussion and regular practice in writing. LING 102-104 differ only in their area distribution designation.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Are you someone who feels compelled to correct everything you read or hear: signs, menus, emails, web pages, song lyrics, fortune cookies? Or have you been the target of such a "Grammar Nazi"? This course traces protests over English usage, from 14th-Century complaints of English being spoken using "snarling and grating gnashing of teeth" to contemporary anthems decrying "word crimes," focusing mainly on detractors and defenders of language innovations popular among internet users. Along the way, we will discuss what merit such complaints might have, as well as what problems they might pose, especially to speakers of non-standard varieties of English.

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LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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24328
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
26814
Open
1
2Y1
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
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29539
Open
2
2Y1
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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