ENG 213 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF
LANGUAGE
by Don L. F. Nilsen
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ENG 213 Cards
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Your name (first name first)
ENG 213
Current Semester and Year
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Local address & zip
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Permanent address & zip
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Non-ASU e-mail
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Languages you’ve studied
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1st six years of life: state or country
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REQUIRED TEXTS
• Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman, and Nina
Hyams. An Introduction to Language, 8th or
9TH edition. New York: Thomson/Heinle,
2007/2011.
• PowerPoints: Available from your TAs on
Blackboard and on Nilsen Web Site:
http://www.public.asu.edu/~dnilsen ; my email is [email protected]
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GRADES
• GRADE # 1: Midsemester Exam, covering
Fromkin, Rodman and Hyams, Chaps 1-6,
plus ENG 213 POWERPOINT and
discussions
• GRADE # 2: Final Exam, covering Fromkin,
Rodman, and Hyams, Chaps 7-12, plus
Metaphor Presentations and discussions
• FINAL GRADES: PLUS AND MINUS FINAL
GRADES WILL BE GIVEN.
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Optional Extra-Credit Research Paper
Possible Research Paper Topics
Caricature
Double Entendre
Humor
Irony
Jokes
Language Play
Metaphor
Paradox
Parody
Practical Jokes
Puns
Satire
Sarcasm
Wit
Ethnic Humor
Humor & Anthropology
Humor & Computers
Humor & Education
Humor & Linguistics
Humor & Literature
Humor & Philosophy
Humor & Pop Culture
Humor & Psychology
Humor & Religion
Humor & Rhetoric
Humor & Sociology
Humor & Translation
Visual Humor
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Bilingual Humor
African Humor
Asian Humor
Celtic Humor
French Humor
Indian Humor
Irish Humor
Jewish Humor
Polish Humor
Spanish Humor
Language Play
Intertextual Humor
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FIRST WEEK
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Overview of
ENG 213"
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 1:
"What is Language?"
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SECOND WEEK
• Work exercises in Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 1
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 1:
What is Language?"
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THIRD WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 2:
"Brain and Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 2:
The Brain and Language"
• Work exercises in Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 2
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FOURTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 3:
"Morphology: The Words of Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 3:
Morphology: The Words of Language"
• Work exercises in Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 3
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FIFTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 4:
"Syntax: The Sentence Patterns of
Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 4: Syntax:
The Sentence Patterns of Language”
• Work exercises in Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 4
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SIXTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 5:
"The Meanings of Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 5:
Semantics: The Meanings of
Language”
• Work exercises in Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 5
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SEVENTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 6: "Phonetics:
The Sounds of Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: “Chapter 6: Phonetics: The
Sounds of Language”
• Review for Midsemester Examination
• Work exercises for Chapter 6: they must be turned in
before you begin the exam on Friday.
• Midsemester Examination: Covering Fromkin,
Rodman & Hyams Chapters 1-6, ENG 213
POWERPOINT, and Discussions
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EIGHTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 7:
"Phonology: The Sound Patterns of
Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 7:
Phonology: The Sound Patterns of
Language"
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NINTH WEEK
• Work exercises from Fromkin, Rodman
& Hyams for Chapter 7
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TENTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 8:
"Language Acquisition"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 8:
Language Acquisition”
• Work exercises from Fromkin, Rodman
& Hyams for Chapter 8
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ELEVENTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 9:
"Language Processing: Humans and
Computers"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: "Chapter 9:
Language Processing: Humans and
Computers"
• Work exercises from Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 9
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TWELFTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter
10: "Pragmatics: Language in Society"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: Chapter 10:
Pragmatics: Language in Society”
• Work exercises from Fromkin and
Rodman for Chapter 10
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THIRTEENTH WEEK
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: Chapter 11:
Language Change: The Syllables of Time”
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter 11:
"Language Change: The Syllables of Time"
• Work exercises from Fromkin, Rodman &
Hyams for Chapter 11
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!FOURTEENTH WEEK
• Fromkin, Rodman & Hyams, Chapter
12: "Writing: The ABCs of Language"
• ENG 213 POWERPOINT: Chapter 12:
Writing: The ABCs of Language”
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!!FIFTEENTH WEEK
• Review for Final Examination
• READING DAY: NO CLASSES
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!!!SIXTEENTH WEEK
Final Examination, Covering Fromkin,
Rodman and Hyams, Chapters 7-12,
and Handouts and Discussions
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