Mar 02, 2024
LING 2860 - Introduction to Language and Technology
This course examines the interaction of language and technology. Technology has transformed our access to written text from stone tablets to parchment and from paperbacks to Kindles. How much has the ease of access to written text increased literacy? And how much has the ease of access to written text, especially electronic text, diminished our capacity for the sustained reading a novel requires? This course examines these issues and many more including the emergence of texting as a new language form, how speech recognition devices like Alexa may be tools for surveillance, and whether robots will replace language teachers.
Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to relate language to technology in socio-historical contexts.
- Students will be able to explain concepts related to the study of writing systems, and describe how technology shapes language.
- Students will be able to explain how core language technologies work, and analyze their limitations and implications.
- Students will be able to discuss research articles on language technology topics and describe the use of language technology for global and conceptual understanding.
- Students will be able to describe a variety of linguistic tools of analysis that technology has made possible and their potential research applications and implications.
- Students will be able to explain how technology facilitates language learning.
- Students will be able to contribute ideas, solutions, and courses of action to their language and technology research group projects and engage with other team members, constructively, and respectfully.
- Students will be able to manage team conflict within their language and technology research groups.
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