SinEa, wk4, May 9th 2014

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

Homework:

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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