Area 2, Class Plan, Read-around

Exploring the field (1 of 2)

Special Guests!

Tonight, we are honored by several special guests: Drs. Vivian Casper, Brian Fehler, and Gray Scott.

Let’s spend the first hour or so of class in conversation with them!

Course Website

I kept forgetting to send out invites, but I did, today. Check your TWU email. (It may be in the spam folder. It will be from WordPress. not me.)

  • Let’s take a minute to set up accounts (if necessary), accept the invite, and explore the possibilities.
  • I set you up as authors (which allows to create and publish your own blog posts). I *can* make you editors, giving you access to all pages and posts, if you like?
  • Can I lock the site now?
  • How might you use a site like this in your work?

Discussion of readings

McComiskey, Ch. 1-3

  • What did you learn about the field?
  • What questions do you have?
  • What ideas do you have?
  • What resources can we find for each disciplinary area read about for tonight?
    • organizations
    • conferences
    • ?
    • Let’s add them to the resources page.

Hayot, 1-3

Take a moment to review your reading and your notes. Then, go up to the board  (or we could use the comments feature below? preferences?_) and write us a little note for discussion. This could be a question, a statement, a quote from the text…..you decide.

Our goal tonight is to consider: What will be expected of me? What do I have to unlearn? What do I have to learn? How will I manage to get it all done?

Writing Assignment Workshop

Let’s talk a bit about the read-around. Have you made choices? Have you started? How may I help? What can we workshop tonight to help you with the read-around?

Do you want to explore the next one yet?

Prompts, Area 2: Getting to know the field

For next time

1 thought on “Exploring the field (1 of 2)”

  1. https://linguistlist.org/pubs/journals/browse-journals.cfm Offers conference info, jobs in the field, lots of literature, and a forum for questions. Blurb: “The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty.”

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