Problem Sets for Lab Days

These problem set exercises are designed to help you apply the linguistic knowledge you’re learning from your reading of the main text and from the course lectures.  Begin each new set immediately after you’ve completed the prior one, and pace yourself so that you’re finished by the due date.  Recommendation:  Since learning can be a collaborative activity, I encourage you to grab at least one (or many more!) partner with whom to discuss your answers prior to the due date.

Note:  LLC = Textbook, Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication. 6th ed.   LW = Workbook, A Linguistics Workbook: Companion to Linguistics, Sixth Ed.

Problem Set #1: Morphology (rev. 8-26-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 2 Exercises (pp. 59ff.), #’s 7-13

LW Ch. 1 Exercises (pp. 3ff.), #’s 1.1, 1.4, 1.5

Additional M.A.

LW Ch. 1 Exercises (pp. 21ff.), #’s 1.6, 1.7

Problem Set #2: Phonetics and Phonemic Transcription (rev. 9-6-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 3 Exercises (pp. 104ff.), #’s 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8a, 11

LW Ch. 2 Exercises (pp. 33ff.), #’s 2.1, 2.2 (complete one of the three columns)

Additional M.A.

LW Ch. 2 Exercises (pp. 33ff.), #’s 2.3, 2.4

Problem Set #3:  Phonology (rev. 9-14-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 4 Exercises (pp. 144ff.), #’s 1, 5, 6

LW Ch. 3 Exercises (pp. 57ff.), # 3.1

Additional M.A.

LW Ch. 3 Exercises (pp. 57ff.), # 3.2

Problem Set #4:  Syntax (rev. 9-26-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 5 Exercises (pp. 214ff.), #’s 1-6

LW Ch. 4 Exercises (pp. 93ff.), # 4.1 and 4.2

Problem Set #5:  Syntax (cont’d) (rev. 9-26-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 5 Exercises (pp. 214ff.), #’s 7-9, 13-15

LW Ch. 4 Exercises (pp. 93ff.), # 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, and 4.8

Problem Set #6: Semantics (rev. 10-15-12)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 6 Exercises (pp. 261ff.), #’s 22-23

LW Ch. 5 Exercises (pp. 191ff.), # 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5

Problem Set #7:  Language Variation (rev. 4-21-14)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 7 Exercises (pp. 306ff.), #’s 2, 3, 4

LW Ch. 6 Exercises (pp. 211ff.), # 6.1, 6.2

Problem Set #8:  Language Change (rev. 4-21-14)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 8 Exercises (pp. 352ff.), #’s 1, 2, 3, 4

LW Ch. 7 Exercises (pp. 217ff.), # 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Problem Set #9:  Pragmatics (rev. 4-21-14)

B.A. and M.A.

LLC Ch. 9 Exercises (pp. 410ff.), #’s 2, 4, 5, 13

LW Ch. 8 Exercises (pp. 231ff.), # 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4