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ENG 414 - Spring 2011

Elly van Gelderen

General

Syllabus

Review Chap 1 - 3

Chap 4 Studyguide

Chapter 5 Studyguide

Chapter 5 - 6 review

Chapter 7 and 8 review

Chapters 1- 8 your examples

Chapter 9 and Chapters 12-13

More examples

Optional Readings and Exercises

Typology of Sound : Sapir (1925); from O'Grady

Word order and universals : HO on Word Order ; Greenberg (1963)

Morphology: Sapir (1921); Case in Finnish ; Exercises and Basque

Agreement

More on valency

Typology and language origins

 

Homework

Use good examples/glosses and always add the reference!

HW #1 is due Tuesday 1 February, to be discussed 3 February. The assignment is: Select a language that you will be working on. Explain why you picked it, define it genetically and areally. List some of the grammars/texts that are available.

HW 2, due on 15 February 2011 to be discussed 17 February

HW 3, due originally on 3 March 2011; now 8 March and e-version is ok!

HW 4, due on 24 March 2011.

Paper Writing Guidelines

Sample questions for Exam

Possible Answers

Resources:

Ethnologue

WALS

Glosses (Leipzig Glossing Rules)

Omniglot writing systems

Numbers in the world's languages

Linguistics Glossary

Agreement database

 

Resources on some of the languages you chose

Ainu, in Shibatani (1990) and online

Arabic: Smart, J.R.

Armenian

Basque Grammar and de Rijk

Bengali

Breton

Bulgarian

Chinese: Li & Thompson; Huang et al (2009)

Hebrew

Indonesian: Sneddon (1996)

Marshallese: Willson (2002) and other

Nadeb

Navajo: Young & Morgan; Faltz (1998);Goossen

Ojibwe

Pacoh: Alves (2006)

Quechua: Cole, Peter 1982. Imbabura Quechua. London Croom Helm.

Somali: Saeed (1999)

Swahili: Vitale (1981)

Tagalog: Kroeger (1993); Ramos (1971)

Turkish: Lewis (1967)

Uyghur

Welsh: King (1993)

Xhosa

 

Losing Our World's Languages: Every 14 days a language dies...

 

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