Language 321 Homework Set
Language 321 Homework Set LANG 321-02
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Language 321 Homework Set 1 Lesson Course introduction Language and linguistics indicate the area of linguistics phonology morphology syntax semantics that addresses the following language situations Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with study of the form and structure organism and their specific structural features Syntax the arrangement of words and phrases to create wellformed sentences in a language Semantics the brand of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning 1 Sara s 2 year old daughter Jenny loves to play with a furry little doll that she calls a wug One day Sara gave her a second one just like it and Jenny happily exclaimed quot2 wugs Answer Syntax 2 Jaime is a Spanish speaking student of English In his L1 the word embarazada means quotpregnantquot One day in English class his instructor told the class about an awkward experience she had and then said quotI was so embarrassed Jaime didn t know that Ms Williams was expecting a child and didn t understand how this story related to the pregnancy Answer Morphology 3 A cosmetic company wanted a catchy name for a new beauty product that would suggest a medically approved prescription by using a form of Rx Typically associated with pharmacies They chose beautix rather than rxbeauty because it was easier to say Answer Semantics 4 The chorus of an older popular song goes as follows In the jungle the mightyjungle the lion sleeps tonight This seems to work much better than what was originally planned Jungle the in mighty jungle the tonight the sleeps lion Answer Phonology Grammar quotGrammar is a fiction invented only to keep language teachers employed After all children and missionaries don t learn grammar and they do just fine in the language Explain what s wrong with this popular idea in a welldeveloped paragraph Grammar is something that we learn not something that we already know Therefore it s the parents and teachers jobs to make sure those children and missionaries are taught the proper grammar rules Even most children are not better off with a lake of education that is why it s important to teach them In this case it really not okay to not teach anyone about grammar let along for the teacher just doing it to keep their jobs Therefore not having that education in language how is anyone going to learn the skill they need to hold a job or to speak to someone I Application State 1 grammar rule of English that does NOT work in your L1 and explain why If English is your L1 then please answer this question for your L2 Provide language examples with translations of any nonEnglish examples in your response 4points My L1 is English I do not have a L2 although I am trying to learn ASL for my L2 Examples In English I am a teacher In ASL TEACHER
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