On this page I will post the homework assignments and the midterm for the class. These assignments are meant to test your understanding of the material covered in class and to help you work on aspects of cross-linguistic variation on your own, applying the same reasoning and analytical tools that we’ll be discussing in class.

There will be a total of FIVE homework assignments. Each homework counts for 10% of your overall grade. So, take each one seriously!

You are allowed to discuss homework assignment questions with your classmates, under two conditions: (a) You may only discuss the questions, not the answers; and (b) You need to write the names of everyone you discussed the questions with on your submitted assignment. Bear in mind that the work you turn in has to be yours, and yours alone. Copying someone else’s work will be treated as cheating, will receive no credit, and will be subject the consequences of violating academic integrity, as described in the College’s Academic Honesty Statement.

I will not accept assignments turned in after the deadline, unless the delay is caused by one of the academically legitimate reasons and supported by a Dean’s excuse and/or a doctor’s note. From experience, one main reason for missing deadlines is starting late on the assignment. So, make sure you start working on assignments early.

Projected dates for assigned homework are listed in the table for the class schedule page. Notice that you’ll typically have one week to work on each assignment. I’m very reluctant to give extensions, except for academically legitimate reasons.

Before you answer the first assignment, please take a few minutes to read the guidelines for answering questions on homework HERE.

Assignment 1: .doc and .pdf (deadline passed; links deactivated)

Assignment 2: .doc and .pdf (deadline passed; links deactivated)

Assignment 3: .doc and .pdf (deadline passed; links deactivated)

Midterm exam: .doc and .pdf  (deadline passed; links deactivated)

Assignment 4: .doc and .pdf (deadline passed; links deactivated)

Assignment 5: doc and .pdf (deadline passed; links deactivated)


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