Linguistics 001   Homework Assignments (fall 2023)
Associated Lecture(s)
Due Date
HW1 Perspective and Approaches Friday 9/15/2023
HW2 Prescriptive and Descriptive Linguistics Monday 9/25/2023
HW3 The Sound Structure of Languge
The pronunciation of English
Monday 10/9/2023
HW4 Morphology
Wednesday 11/01/2023
HW5 Semantics
Final Project Proposal (HW6)   Monday
Final Project Stage2    12/04/2023
Final Project    12/11/2023


General information

The details of all assignments and due dates will be posted as the semester proceeds. Meanwhile, you can take a look at the Homework page from the 2022 edition of ling0001 for an idea of what the assignments might be like.

  1. There will be six homework assignments due during the course of the term, as well as three stages of your final project. You can ask questions about the current homework in your recitation section, or by email to the course instructor and/or your TA.
  2. You should upload the completed homework assignment to the course Canvas site on the day that it's due. Normally the best format for uploads will be .pdf.
  3. Homework will be graded on line and discussed in the next feasible meeting of your recitation section.
  4. We're happy to see students work in small groups on (most) homework assignments, unless the assignment specifically indicates that you should do it alone. If you work in a group, each participant should submit his or her own copy of the answer, and should indicate on the answer who the other group participants were. If all participants really contribute actively to the exercise, then they may well learn more working together than they would working separately. Of course, if one partner has done much more of the reading, and is responsible for most of the insight, then the other ones will not learn very much, and are likely to have problems on the exams. Likewise, if one partner does all of half of the assignment, while the other partner does all of the other half, each misses half of the opportunity to learn -- so don't do this! Finally, as the group size grows, the chances that everyone can participate fully gets smaller, so we would prefer not to see groups larger than three.
  5. As the course introduction indicates, homework counts for 30% of your grade -- 5 points for each of the 6 assignments. However, the purpose of the assignments is to give you an opportunity to learn by doing, and we'll give you every opportunity to get as much credit as possible. If you do badly on a particular assignment, and would like to do some sort of make-up or extra credit work to compensate, let us know.




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