Brian Smith

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Introduction to Study of Language Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Introduction to Linguistics See Full Profile

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Honestly didn't expect to like Professor Smith as much as I did—initially, he makes it seem like the class will be extremely difficult and that he'll be a stickler about everything, but that isn't the case. He's really friendly, has a great sense of humor and sarcasm (not everyone gets it, but he's a funny guy), and really seems to care that we learn the material.
A lot of the teaching can seem hand-wavy in the first half the class because this is just an intro class, but he does his best to explain things without getting overly complicated.
The class does cover a *lot* of material, but Professor Smith did a good job of connecting back to old material when relevant.
Really enjoyed the class and I hope to take another linguistics class with the professor.

Weekly homework + quizzes in discussion (and the occasional lecture quiz), but only the top 10 quizzes count. Homework is sometimes difficult but not unmanageable; same with quizzes.
He makes the class sound a lot harder than it will be (just check the grade distribution!)

Also high recommendation for Adeline as your TA if she's an option!

(Winter Quarter 2016)
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LING 103
Introduction to General Phonetics Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Phonology I Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Language and Society: Introduction to Sociolinguistics See Full Profile

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Teaching Apprentice Practicum Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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