LINGUIST List 11.943

Tue Apr 25 2000

Qs: Lang Awareness Course,Summer Comp Ling Courses

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  1. Ali Aghbar, What would you include in a lang awareness course?
  2. Rumiko Sode, Info on computational linguistics courses - Summer

Message 1: What would you include in a lang awareness course?

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 14:56:02 -0400
From: Ali Aghbar <aaghbargrove.iup.edu>
Subject: What would you include in a lang awareness course?

I teach a language awareness course to American undergraduate students from
various disciplines. For them, this is the only course about language and
its role in their lives. I include both topics that deal with language in
its social context and topics that are more restrictively linguistic. I
will tell you more when I provide a summary of responses.

Here is my question. If you were to teach a language-awareness course
 provided this is the only such course) to undergraduates, what three topics
would you feel you must include in it? Also, if you have taught such a
course, I would love to hear how you have handled it. PLEASE RESPOND.

For your information, my students get bored easily, so I would prefer to
include topics, or present them in such a way, that I engage the students in
discussion and discovery and rely less on lecturing. Also, students prefer
topics with a practical application. Reading is not a problem.

Please reply to ME. I will be using the responses (anonymously, of course)
in actual revision of the course and in a conference presentation. I will
summarize the results for this list.

Ali A. Aghbar, Dept. of English, Indiana U. of PA, Indiana PA 15705
aaghbargrove.iup.edu Phone: 724 357 4937
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Message 2: Info on computational linguistics courses - Summer

Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 11:03:31 -0500
From: Rumiko Sode <rsodebinghamton.edu>
Subject: Info on computational linguistics courses - Summer

Dear linguists,
could you give me information on any computational linguistics courses
offered in the U.S.A. during this summer?

Thank you 
Rumiko Sode
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