Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Hi there,

This week we are discussing morphology. I believe you have do the readings I've recommended. To get some more, please visit the following sites. They are helpful.
1. http://www.tlumaczenia-angielski.info/linguistics/morphology.htm
2. http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~ling354/morphology.html

See you soon in a lively discussion.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Reminder: Make-up Quiz

This is to remind the students of the Tuesday afternoon class: we are having the make-up quiz on Tuesday, 21 Oct, from 2.30 pm. This is your last chance to get better mark, although IT IS NOT A MUST. If you think that you have some other more important things to do, it's fine. I'll take the result of the previous quiz.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stop Vs Affricative Sound

A stop sound is pronounced with a sudden release of breath. In other words, it is produced by stopping air at some point and suddenly releasing it

Affricative sound is a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy').

The following are the explanations from Answers.com


Any speech sound made by impounding the airstream for a moment until considerable pressure has been developed and then suddenly releasing it (e.g., b, d, and g). One of two types of stop consonants, the other being affricative (e.g., ch).



A fricative speech sound initiated by a plosive.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of you got 100 for Quiz 1


I'm talking about the Tuesday 2.30 class at Room 204 (Bldg 4).

Yes... One of you answered all the questions correctly. I'm really proud of you. This shows me that you've learned hard, and you are really English Department student. Some of you got 90, some 80, some 70.

However, I'm quite surprised to see that only few of you understand the materials. Many of you did not answer even one question.

We have been doing the discussion. So far, no one seems to have a problem.
We have been utilizing this blog as a channel for discussion. Few of you, however, make use of this.

Well, I will let you have the make-up quiz. This is ONLY for THOSE WHO HAVE READ & LEARNED the materials. If you don't feel that you belong to this group, please think again before you come to our class. I mean, if you don't change your way of learning, you don't have to continue taking this course.

The make-up test will be given on Tuesday, Oct 21, starting at 2.30.
Read all the materials I've recommended, NOT ONLY the presentation handouts. You need to read the books.

Those who have got good marks are Mahardika, Sartika Dhian, Mega Asmara, and Dhian Widhi. These students do not need to do the make-up test.

Well, get prepared.