English 537
Introduction to Linguistics

Crucial Info for Fall 2021:

Instructors: (Primary) Dr. Amber Gutzwiler (Andrews) and (Backup) Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Telephone: Prof. Gutzwiler (509) 429-1922; Dr. Schmidt (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

E-Mail for Prof. Gutzwiler: andrews_a@heritage.edu

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

Prof. Schmidt's Office: Simkins 2112, Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948

Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Zoom: W 6-8 pm PDT/PST, F 130-3 pm PDT/PST, or by appointment

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours: F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment (can catch most afternoons when not in class/meeting)

Time and Place for Classes (all times PDT/PST):

Toppenish Section (Eng 337.0, Eng 537.0, Eng 556.0)

All Synchronous Classes Meet In Person or Via Zoom. Watch for session invitations from your instructor.

Toppenish Graduate: F 5:30-8:30 p.m., S 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., on 8/27-28, 9/17-18, 10/8-9. Sentence Combining Workshops held Sun 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on 8/29, 9/19, and 10/10. Graduate students may attend or complete the Review Units in SC on MyHeritage.

Toppenish classroom students may drop into Prof. Gutzwiler's or Dr. Schmidt's online hours or sessions anytime they wish and vice-versa.

Asynchronous Online Students from Eng 337.0, Eng 537.0, Eng 556.0

1. Class will meet via Internet on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage) using Zoom.

2. During their office hours, Dr. Gutzwiler (or Dr. Schmidt) will answer questions about the reading materials, go over exercises and homework, and answer questions for students who drop in. ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED. SOME SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED FOR LATER PLAYBACK, BUT NOT ALL PARTS OF EVERY SESSION ARE RECORDED. However, there are additional lecture materials, video lectures, and previously-recorded sessions available on MyHeritage.

3. Online students who want to speak rather than type MAY need to use a headset when attending sessions. Zoom sessions have fewer issues with mics, but open microphones can still create feedback. Cheap headsets and typed questions both work just fine; webcam generally necessary for live Zoom sessions, but students working asychronously can function without either a mic or a webcam.

Virtual Campus: MyHeritage log-in codes are already AVAILABLE! Check registration letter from Heritage Registrar or contact instructor.

Text: Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams. An Introduction to Language. 11th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 2018. EXCEPTION: We will use parts of the Syntax chapter from an earlier edition. This can be downloaded from the Syntax page on MyHeritage.

This text is available in electronic format from Cengage. Do not rent the text because you will need it in the next course in the sequence (Eng 438).

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

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Course Description and Objectives

Grading: Elements of Evaluation English 537

Course Policies

Course Schedule, Part I (Structural Linguistics)

Course Schedule, Part II (Sentence Combining)

Homework Answers for Some Exercises in Chaps. 5, 6, and 2 (10th ed.) Will be updated as time permits

Syntax Practice Sentences: Answers (matches 8th and 9th editions!)

Sentences for Technical Exercise #1:

Did the magician astonish you?

Yes, she fooled me completely.


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