When is a language dead?
I was catching up on my Omniglot Blog unread posts and I came across this post asking people When is a language dead? This whole discussion come up because Manx was declared as a dead language even though there are still speakers of the language.The range of opinions posted in the comments was quite interesting, and it serves to point out there is not consensus on when a language is dead, or in some
Another semester done!
Another semester is done!I completed my final and handed it in for grading (I think I did well).With Linguistics (Apling 601) under my belt, I feel confident that things will make more sense from now on ;-)In any case, in retrospect this semester was not bad. I only had one class which I did well in. I did spend a boatload of time working on GIDA (graduate instructional design alumni association) with
Thu, Dec 4 2008 06:02 | apling601
Paper due in one week.The paper is kind of, sort of done. It just needs two or three rounds of editing. I guess I will be silent on here until next week :-)
Picked my topic!
OK, so I did some searching on our wonderful library databases and I found an article in the Harvard Business Review on customer service. Since my observation paper was of customer service interactions, it makes sense that I pick a written text that deals with customer service.I've read the article, reviewed the observation data, and outlined what I am analyzing, now I just need to do the analysis.
Paper #2: Indecision 2008
OK, so now I've got something to keep me going in my linguistics class - as much as I bemoan homework at times, I feel like I am a masochist for it!Anyway, I've got my paper assignment for paper number two. With this paper I've got options, many options! One, obvious, option is to compare the text of a conversation that I observed to the text of an article and note differences in morphology and other