LNG1100 Language, Culture, and Society, Fall 2018 (D899)

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LNG1100 Language, Culture, and Society, Fall 2018 (D899)
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English, Humanities
Course Code
Semester / Year
Fall 2018
Course Description

An introduction to the world of language and linguistics. Students explore the great diversity of
world languages and develop an understanding of the genetic and geographical ties among them.
They learn to appreciate language as an object of scientific study and to apply their new
knowledge to everyday social interactions in their own lives and communities. They examine
the relationship of linguistic variation to social and cultural identity. Topics include
multilingualism, language learning and preservation, spelling reform, and language policy.

Tue/Thur 11:30am – 12:45pm Namm 518

Email: hlo@citytech.cuny.edu / hyl2110@tc.columbia.edu


This course was created by: Carol Lo

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Reading for Tue, Nov 13

https://georgelakoff.com/2016/08/19/understanding-trumps-use-of-language/ It is very short so the quiz will not be open book. See MoreReading for Tue, Nov 13

Ted Talk for Thur, 9/13 (Quiz #3)

https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk?language=en See MoreTed Talk for Thur, 9/13 (Quiz #3)

Bailey (2000) Reading Guide

Dear Class, A reading response is due for Bailey (2000) on Wed, Nov 22. See below for questions. Try to answer these questions as you read the article. Bailey (2000) Reading Guide Introduction and relevant Iiterature (p. […] See MoreBailey (2000) Reading Guide

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Term Paper #3 Due Thur, Dec 20

    Term paper #3 (10% of your total grade) The purpose of the last term paper is to deepen your understanding and appreciation of how language can be used to examine identity and social issues. You need to find your own examples and an See MoreTerm Paper #3 Due Thur, Dec 20

A documentary on LA Riots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzbC8saHRNY See MoreA documentary on LA Riots

Term Paper #2 due Nov 21 (electronic submission)

Term paper #2 (10% of your total grade) The purpose of the term paper is to encourage you to apply key concepts relating language to macro societal issues by finding your own examples and analyze data. Choose one of the following topics and See MoreTerm Paper #2 due Nov 21 (electronic submission)