LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Section: 002 Sounds of English
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course we examine the sounds of English and discuss their linguistic and social implications. For example,

  • how do we describe the sound system of English (or another language)?
  • How does English compare with other languages?
  • How do English dialects differ from each other?
  • Are people biased against some accents?
  • Are some accents or pronunciations more attractive than others?
  • How do we evaluate the accent of non-native speakers of English?

Through exploring these questions, we shall learn the sound system of English, how linguists do research, the method in conducting a small experiment, how to gather and interpret linguistic data, language attitudes, and the social implications of language variation.

Course Requirements:

Class discussions are encouraged. Requirements include some assignments and a couple of small projects.

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LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
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001 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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