Class-by-class breakdown of topics, readings, and assignments. Check here to see which readings, assignments, etc. are due at each class meeting.
Readings, assignments, expectations, policies.
|Course description & overview||
Course description; topics to be covered; course outcomes.
|Library Reserve List||
See what's on reserve & whether it's available for checkout. (Reminder: reserve books go out for 3 hours at a time. Please return them to a library staff member when you are done with them.)
|Intro Class: 8/30, 2:30 pm, Library 102||Getting to know you||
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|Intro Class Slides|
|Thursday, 9/6: Phonetics and Phonology||IPA Character Picker||
Click on the symbols you'd like to use, then cut & paste into your word processing program.
|Tuesday, 9/11: Phonology||Assignment: IPA Transcription Practice||
Due at the beginning of class on Thursday 9/13. To download as a Word, OpenOffice, etc. document, choose File >> Download as... and choose a file type.
|Chicago Manual of Style on punctuation (esp. commas)||
A few of your papers revealed an uneasy relationship with commas. Here's the chapter from The Chicago Manual of Style on punctuation. It's clear, gives plenty of examples, and should serve as a good reference.
|Thursday, 9/13: Phonology and Variation||Optional reading: Sociolinguistic variation in ancient Rome||
Joseph, Brian D. and Rex E. Wallace. “Socially Determined Variation in Ancient Rome.” Language Variation and Change 4, no. 01 (1992): 105–119.
|Tuesday, 10/2: Basics of hist lx; Sound change||Lecture notes 2012-10-02|
|Thursday, 10/4: Sound change||Lecture notes 2012-10-04|
|Tuesday, 10/9: Sound change, cont.; Analogy||Lecture notes 2012-10-09|
|Thursday, 10/11: Analogy||Midterm Check-In: 5 Question Evaluation||
Before the start of class on Thursday 10/18, please answer the questions in this brief, anonymous evaluation form. I'll use what you tell me in planning the second half of the course.
|Lecture notes 2012-10-11|
|Tuesday, 10/23: Borrowing & Etymology||Lecture notes 2012-10-23|
|Thursday, 10/25: The Comparative Method||Lecture notes 2012-10-25|
|Thursday, 11/1: Comparative method (cont.); Internal reconstruction||Assignment: Internal Reconstruction, Latin Verbs||
due Tuesday, 11/6 at the start of class
|Lecture notes 2012-11-01|
|Tuesday, 11/6: IR cont.; Typology; Classification & grouping||Ethnologue Language Family Index|
|UPSID Database (simple interface)||
UCLA Phonological Segment Inventory Database. Survey of the phonological inventories of 451 of the world's languages.
|Thursday, 11/8: Ken on Semantic Change; Indo-European||Indo-European presentation slides|
|Lecture Notes 2012-11-08|
|Tuesday, 11/13: Wrap up IE; Prep for ancient writing systems activity||Ancient IE Text Samples||
Runic Norse, Linear B, Faliscan, Archaic Latin
|Writing Cuneiform, by David P. Wright||
Six-part series on how to create a cuneiform tablet.
|Your Initials in Cuneiform||
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