Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sound and Fury

Thoughts through minute 44:50?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Linguistics In-Class Presentation

25% of your grade in this class is based on an Academic Paper and an in-class presentation. The paper is worth 15% of your grade. It should be 5-6 pages in length and is due one week after in-class presentation. The in-class presentation is worth 10% of your grade. It should be 10-15 minute in length. Each student must meet with the instructor to rehearse presentation at least one week prior to assigned presentation day. You will not be graded on your rehearsal, but your global score for the in-class presentation may be affected if you do not schedule a rehearsal or do not come to the rehearsal fully prepared.

One-third of your in-class presentation should cover your assigned text. You do not need to cover every aspect of the assigned text. Just cover the aspects that you are concentrating on. Two-thirds of your in-class presentation should cover new material. Make sure that your sources are reliable by academic standards. I expect most in-class presentation to include a PowerPoint, but this is not strictly required. You may include handouts or activities that require student participation. You may show video clips (but no more than five minutes).

Simply put, your challenge is this:  learn something valuable and communicate clearly.

Your presentation will be scored 1-5, for each of the criteria specified below, using the following scale:
5—excellent; 4—commendable; 3—satisfactory; 2—notable deficiencies; 1—inadequate

Name of student:                                                                   


1. Description of material is clear, logical, and easy to follow

2. Presentation is clearly rehearsed, polished and demonstrates attention to detail
Areas of strength

Areas of potential development


3. Demonstrates awareness of complexities of issue under discussion.

4. Provides valuable new material that is relevant to the issues discussed in the assigned text.
Areas of strength

Areas of potential development

Global Score (1-10):                                        (need not be an average or a sum of the four scores listed above)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

No class meeting on Friday, March 10th

Please remember that we will not have our regularly scheduled class meeting on Friday, March 10th. Consequently, your next homework assignment is due by 2 p.m. on Friday instead of 11 p.m. on Thursday night.

Have a great break!

Broca's and Wernicke's Aphasia

Broca's Aphasia:
Individuals with Broca's aphasia frequently speak short, meaningful phrases that are produced with great effort. Broca's aphasia is thus characterized as a nonfluent aphasia.
Those who have Broca's aphasia have mild difficulty with auditory comprehension.

Wernicke's Aphasia:
Individuals with Wernicke's aphasia may speak in long sentences that have no meaning, add unnecessary words, and even create new "words" (neologisms).
Their auditory comprehension is defective.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017