January 27. Absent: Rebecca Catron
After introductions, we discussed the syllabus. I have adapted Dr. Sobol's syllabus with slight alterations. My intention is to follow his syllabus where possible, but also to make different approaches where it better suits my perspective and objectives. My primary objective being to make this course a study of Linguistics as it relates to Storytelling. To that end the BIG IDEA will be to consider IF there is a Grammar for Storytelling and WHAT that Grammar might be.
We discussed the 3 parts of the Journal Assignment: Collection of language examples, Etymologies, Neologisms. Journal entries are to be posted to the blog in an ongoing basis for the benfit of the entire class.
For etymologies, check the Online Etymology Dictionary. What are key words in the storytelling vocabulary? What are their origins? For example: "Story" "Tell" and so on.
Important for our studies, consider the etymology of "Word"
Please post additional notes on concepts and questions covered in today's class.