SinEa, wk4, May 9th 2014

Kamogawa River, Kyoto, May 9th, 2014
Kamogawa River, Kyoto, May 9th, 2014


Read chapter 2, especially the second half, and try and answer the questions at the end.

Today’s class:

  1. Presentation about the first half of chapter 2, “What is Language?”
  2. Write a summary of the presentation content and a comment about the presenters.
  3. Discuss these 3 questions with classmates, then write your answer (in English):
    1. Why study linguistics in English?
    2. Why give presentations in English?
    3. Why use an English text?
  4. A representative from each group reported her group’s answers to the class.
  5. Sheffner’s answers to the 3 questions:
    1. To improve your English skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening, especially your academic vocabulary.
    2. To divide the labour (分業); to teach your classmates about the content and meaning of parts of the text (handout); and to teach classmates key vocabulary, concepts and names (of people and places).
    3. To learn how to talk (and write) about linguistics in English. Without a common textbook, this would be more difficult.


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