English as a Second Language (ESL) Course for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Students

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Week 1

This week we explore the causes (and solutions) for difficult to understand, heavily-accented speech. We will also begin to look at pragmatics, that is, how context and culture contribute to the meanings of speech.

Due Dates of Assignments/Readings:

September 8, 2014 - First class - no assignment due.

September 10, 2014 - Come prepared to present Homework One and please have read Sarkisian, pp. 24-29 (before the beginning of class).