Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Hi all,

It seems that you are so worried about the exam. You don't need to, actually.
The questions will be similar to those you had for Quiz 1.
I will not ask about definitions. So, don't expect to answer questions like "What does 'homonym' mean?', or "What does pragmatics study?' or "What is a morpheme?', "What does ambiguity' mean? etc.

However, you have to UNDERSTAND, yes again UNDERSTAND (NOT MEMORIZE) those all we have discussed to answer the questions in the exam. That's why I always ask for examples in each definition you write in our wiki. By showing examples, it indicates that you understand.

Well, if you fail to prepare yourself, I would be happy to see you again next year.... Yes, although this is the second time you joined me in this class, I would be happy to have you for the third time...

You've got plenty of time to make preparation. I've made some ways to help... this blog, the wiki, the discussion group in quicktopic.com, the weekly presentation-discussion. Only few of you, however, take the benefits of these. Very few took part in the wiki, only one posted a message in the discussion forum, many of you read (not talk) during the presentation...

Again, if you're not serious, it's me who will be serious.

Well, we have one week left for preparation.
I open another forum for discussion. Click the link below.
Please note: the comments field in the wiki is only for something relevant to the wiki. That's why I give no reply for irrelevant messages.

QuickTopic free message boards

Discuss Introduction to General Linguistics

I cross my fingers for you...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Contribution to Our http://intro2gl.pbwiki.com/


I am glad that our wiki is nearly complete. Some of you asked for whether or not I will make editing. The answer is YES, but not now. I'm still giving the chances for the students of NON REGULAR PROGRAM to post their contribution.

Don't worry. I will do the editing before the final exam.



Hi all,

As mentioned in the previous post, the materials for exam will cover: MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, SOCIOLINGUISTICS, and PRAGMATICS. That's it.

Please, prepare yourself. Good luck.


The students of the regular programs are probably confused when reading the time table for the final exams. Heaps of thanks for Hanifan for reminding me about this.

This is to let you know that the exam for INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL LINGUISTICS will be given on MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008 FROM 11.30 - 13.00.

The exam will cover the materials from MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, SOCIOLINGUISTICS, PRAGMATICS. That's it.

Please, get prepared.

Good luck.