SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSelective courses of undergraduate level,College of Foreign Language
Course NameLanguage and the World
InstructorDE BUSSER RIK LOUIS JOSE
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1     The nature of language  語言的本質




  • Course introduction

  • Lecture on the topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 1

  • Group discussion



Week 2     Language & the brain  語言與大腦




  • A quiz on the nature of language

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 9

  • Group discussion



Weeks 3?5     Language & sounds  語言與聲音




  • A quiz on language and the brain

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapters 2 & 3

  • Analysis of similarities and differences across languages

  • Group discussion



Weeks 6?8     Language & words  語言與詞彙




  • A quiz on language and sounds

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 4

  • Analysis of similarities and differences across languages

  • Group discussion



Weeks 9?11     Language & structure  語言與結構




  • A quiz on language and words

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 5

  • Analysis of similarities and differences across languages

  • Group discussion



Weeks 12?14     Language & meaning  語言與意義




  • A quiz on language and structure

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 6

  • Analysis of similarities and differences across languages

  • Group discussion



Weeks 15?17     Language & use  語言與使用




  • A quiz on language and meaning

  • Lecture on this topic

  • Readings from Language Files, Chapter 7

  • Analysis of similarities and differences across languages

  • Group discussion



Week 18     Presentation of the term report




  • A quiz on language and use

  • Students' oral presentations


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

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Requirement/Grading

COURSE REQUIREMENTS 評量項目




  • Attend class on time. You do not pass the course if you are absent over three times.

  • Class participation through discussion and group work is essential.

  • Assignments and quizzes are given from time to time, so you are strongly urged to preview and review the reading assignments.

  • Oral reports and a final written report are required.

  • Assignments and reports must be turned in on time. There is a 10% penalty per day submissions are turned in late.



GRADING  評分標準




  • Oral and written reports           50%

  • Assignments & quizzes            30%

  • Attendance & participation     20%

  • Cheating or plagiarism            FAIL


Textbook & Reference

Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 12th Edition. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.



Rickerson, E.M., and Hilton, B. (Eds.) 2012. The 5?Minute Linguist: Bite?sized Essays on Language and Languages, Second Edition. Sheffield: Equinox.


Urls about Course
Attachment

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