LING 137 - Epic Grammar Fails: The Linguistics of Language Peeves
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LING 102: First Year Seminar (Humanities) with topic number #16: Epic Grammar Fails.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Do you ever feel like correcting things you read or hear: signs, menus, emails, web pages, song lyrics, fortune cookies? Or have you been the target of someone who acts like the "Grammar Police"? This course traces protests over English usage, such as the non-literal use of "literally" and when to use an apostrophe in its vs it's (and why auto-correct chooses it’s).

We will look at these common issues and what underlies them. We’ll also look at detractors and defenders of language change, slang, and dialects. Finally, we’ll discuss what merit such complaints might have, as well as what problems they might pose. In so doing, we’ll be asking a fundamental question: Who decides what’s “right” and “wrong” about language?

Class Format:

This course is listed as "hybrid" which means up to one third of course sessions can be taught remotely. Although up to 1/3 of the class meetings may be held remotely, students are expected to be able to participate in person in the remaining class meetings.

Schedule

LING 137 - Epic Grammar Fails: The Linguistics of Language Peeves
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
33893
Open
1
 
6
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
33936
Closed
0
 
3
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
33937
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
33938
Closed
0
 
1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
33939
Closed
0
 
1
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
33940
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
33941
Closed
0
 
1
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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