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Introduction to Linguistics

$249.00

Teen Focus 12+

Introduction to Linguistics includes topics from a college-level survey course, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course at the honors level.

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Introduction to Linguistics includes topics from a college-level survey course, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course at the honors level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

No books are required for this course.  All materials are available freely on the web.

Lessons include:

  • What is Linguistics?
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Lexicon and Morphology
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Register and Dialects
  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • NACLO Preparation

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars. Preparation for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is also included.

Topics Covered

◦What is Linguistics?

◦Phonetics and Phonology

◦Lexicon and Morphology

◦Syntax and Semantics

◦Register and Dialects

◦Historical and Comparative Linguistics

◦Language Acquisition

◦NACLO Preparation

Grade Level

Appropriate for grades 9 through 12. This course is modeled on a college linguistics course and prepares students for the optional NACLO exam.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 2 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

All materials are provided as free web links.

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Available Sessions

Fall 2018 Monday 10am Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 1pm Pacific