Phonetics and Phonology (easy):
- IPA chart.
- Midsagittal diagram.
Morphology and Syntax (Midterm is a good exercise):
- Morpheme boundaries with a word.
- Whether the morphemes have multiple allomorphs.
- What meaning each morpheme/word corresponds to.
- Positions the various syntactic constituents and categories have within a sentence
- Translate other languages into English and vice versa.
- Identify various kinds of meanings.
- How implicatures are generated by the Gricean Maxims.
- Similarities and difference between sign language and spoken language.
- Concepts, history, and culture of sign languages.
- Classify different types of semantics changes.
- The basic methodology for how we can work backward to make educated guesses about the structure of older forms of language (Proto-language).
- The Indo-European language family.
- Basic terms about writing systems, as well as their general historical development.
- How and why languages vary.
- Some of the broader variational patterns in general North American English and Canadian English.
- How and why languages die.
- The importance of documenting and revitalizing languages.
- Tools to document and revitalize languages.
- ajor plot points, themes, and facts from The Linguists.