ENG 438-538
Applied Linguistics

(Toppenish and/or Online)

Crucial Info for Spring 2023:

Instructor: Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

E-Mail: schmidt_l@heritage.edu or (backup) loren@llschmidt.net

Office: 2112 Simkins, Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948

Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Zoom: Tentatively W 630-8 pm PDT/PST and F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment.

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours (available by phone or in person): F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment. Also on campus most TThF afternoons when not in meetings or class (if campus is open).

Time and Place for Classes:

Toppenish Section (Eng 438.0/538.0 Classroom Students and Online Students)

Class Sessions Available Class Sessions Available 1/27-29, 2/24-26, 4/14-16. The current plan has all meetings simulcast online via Zoom and recorded. Classes will also meet in person on Friday and Saturday when the campus is open, but the campus is closed on Sundays, so all Sunday sessions will be held via Zoom. The Friday meetings 5:30-8:30 p.m. PST/PDT and the Saturday meetings 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PST/PDT will be held live in person and/or on Zoom unless otherwise notified. The Sunday meetings 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. PST/PDT will be held on Zoom. All sessions will be supplemented via the Internet with Class Forums on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage).

Option I: Attend class sessions and complete supplemental materials on MyHeritage.

Option II: Internet Only (requires additional supplemental materials and work on MyHeritage, etc., to replace class sessions). There may be additional sessions available online on TBA PST/PDT or by appointment. These sessions will be recorded for later playback if you cannot attend but want more information.

Option III: Attend SOME class sessions and complete supplemental materials on MyHeritage to replace class sessions missed.

1. Class will have weekly office hours available via Zoom, tentatively W 630-8 pm PST/PDT and F 130-3 pm PST/PDT.

2. Dr. Schmidt will cover the reading materials and answer questions in the initial sessions. In the later sessions, students will present lessonss and share their research.

3. Asynchronous students will have several options for presenting their own research and teaching demonstration.

4. Sessions will be recorded for later playback for students who cannot attend at that time. SESSIONS FROM PREVIOUS TERMS ALREADY AVAILABLE.

5. Online students may need to use a headset if possible when attending Zoom sessions to avoid feedback or just TYPE instead of SPEAKING. Cheap headsets work just fine; webcam not required.

Primary Text:

Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams. An Introduction to Language. 11th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 2018. EXCEPTION: We will be using some materials from an earlier edition of this text. Those will be provided online.

This text is available in electronic format from Cengage.

Required Resource for All Students: Oxford English Dictionary online (contact HU Library or Dr. Schmidt for log-in information).

Supplementary Texts:

Selected Readings from Christina Bratt Paulston and G. Richard Tucker, Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003) and other texts. Those readings will be provided on MyHeritage.

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Course Description and Objectives

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Schedule for Students in Toppenish or Online

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