Highlighted items are future plans that may be subject to adjustment.

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
 
[outline] Aug 18
Introduction to this course
Why trust science?
[outline] Aug 20
Ch 1 - Language myths and linguistics
[outline] Aug 23
Ch 2 - Dialects and grammar
Background and context
[outline] Aug 25
Ch 2 - Dialects and grammar
Sec 2.3 case studies
[outline] Aug 27
About case-study presentations
Finding research papers
[outline] Aug 30
Experiment design, statistics,
and data graphics
[outline] Sept 1
Experiment design, statistics,
and data graphics
[slides] Sept 3
New case study (Ch 2):
Teaching 'standard' grammar
Sept 6
LABOR DAY
[outline] Sept 8
Ch 3 - Signed languages
[outline] Sept 10
Ch 3 - Signed languages
[2] [handout 1] Sept 13
Workshop:
Case-study presentations
[outline] Sept 15
Ch 4 - Chimps, gorillas, language
[slides (Sakai)] Sept 17
New case study (Ch 4):
Language and non-humans
[outline] Sept 20
Ch 5 - Children and language
[outline] Sept 22
Ch 5 - Children and language
[slides (Sakai)] Sept 24
New case study (Ch 5):
Parents and child language
[slides (Sakai)] Sept 27
New case study (Ch 3):
Signed languages vs. pantomime
[outline] Sept 29
Ch 6 - Adults learning languages
[slides (Sakai)] Oct 1
New case study (Ch 6):
L2 for children vs. adults
[outline] Oct 4
Discussion:
Age effect vs. critical period
[review] [outline] Oct 6
Review and discussion
Prepare for midterm
Oct 8
MIDTERM EXAM
Oct 11
Ch 7 - Effects of bilingualism
Oct 13
Ch 7 - Effects of bilingualism
Oct 15
New case study (Ch 7):
Bilingualism and intelligence
Oct 18
Final project topics workshop
Oct 20
Final project topics workshop
Oct 22
FALL BREAK
Oct 25
Ch 8 - Gender and lg behavior
Oct 27
Ch 8 - Gender and lg behavior
Oct 29
New case study (Ch 8):
Lg and (nonbinary?) gender
Nov 1
Ch 9 - Technology and language
Nov 3
Ch 9 - Technology and language
Nov 5
New case study (Ch 9):
Texting and literacy
Nov 8
Ch 10 - Ugly or beautiful languages
Nov 10
Ch 10 - Ugly or beautiful languages
Nov 12
New case study (Ch 10):
Beautiful dialects?
Nov 15
Ch 11 - Language and thought
Nov 17
Ch 11 - Language and thought
Nov 19
New case study (Ch 11):
Language and thought
Nov 22
Course wrap-up and discussion
Nov 24
THANKSGIVING
Nov 26
THANKSGIVING
Nov 29
Project workshop day
Dec 1
Project workshop day

** Final exam period: F Dec 3, 4:00pm **