U-M LING 492 - Syllabus (4 pages)

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University of Michigan
Course:
Ling 492 - Topics in Ling

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Linguistics 492 792 2 LANGUAGE CONTACT Requirements Syllabus Fall Term 2006 Instructor Sarah G Thomason 1169 Undergraduate Science Building tel 61 5 2018 email thomason umich edu Office hours T 1 30 2 30 W 10 00 11 30 and by appointment Textbook Language Contact Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Press and Washington DC Georgetown University Press by me Don t buy this book I will give each student a copy BUT if you drop the course during the add drop period you have to give the book back REQUIREMENTS Active participation in classroom discussions including leading discussions on one or more topics a proposal 2 5 pages plus bibliography for the final term paper a full first draft of the term paper the final term paper and classroom presentations on students ongoing research The term paper proposal will not be graded but failure to hand it in on time will result in a one half grade reduction in the course grade for each week the proposal is late Students will be required to revise the proposal if necessary until it is satisfactory The first draft of the term paper also won t be graded but again failure to hand it in on time will result in a one half grade reduction in the course grade for each week the proposal is late Of course I won t reduce grades in cases of documented unforeseen emergencies such as illness or a death in the family I will also consider granting extensions if a student informs me several weeks in advance of a deadline of an anticipated scheduling difficulty The final term paper will count for half of the course grade class presentations and participation for the other half Students should meet with me to discuss their ideas for term projects or to get ideas in case they don t have any Office hours are good for this purpose but it s also easy to find other meeting times outside of class I m generally easiest to reach by email Students may work in teams of two on the term paper and on discussion leading assignments ACADEMIC INTEGRITY I will give an E



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