Attracting Black students to linguistics through a Black-centered Introduction to Linguistics courseSupplementary materials
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[Download PDF file] Supplement 1: Annotated syllabus: “Linguistics 20: Language and Linguistics”
The syllabus describes the institutional context for the course and motivations for choices in course structure, including topic order and readings. The sample ten-week course schedule includes the topics, pedagogical goals, readings, and assignment for each week.
[Download PDF file] Supplement 2: Sample assignment: Stand-up comedy discourse analysis
This is an activity in which students analyze language, embodiment, and social context in an English-language stand-up comedy routine. The exercise is designed to highlight students’ existing knowledge about language and interaction while identifying taken-for-granted information that facilitates interpretation of discourse.
[Download PDF file] Supplement 3: Sample assignment: Word class lists
This is an activity in which students create their own word lists to illustrate the relationship between word classes and morphology. The exercise is designed to help students identify morphological patterns prior to the lesson on morphology and to generate student-created content for that lesson.
[Download PDF file] Supplement 4: Sample assignment: “Translating” song lyrics into IPA
This is an activity in which students transcribe lyrics from a popular contemporary song in the IPA in two ways: as they pronounce them and as the artist pronounces them. The exercise is designed to help students learn the IPA symbols for English sounds and separate English orthography from IPA.