Each of you will write an essay using one of the prompts below. Each option requires that you choose either a language or a pair of English dialects about which to write;
1. Language Snapshot. Write a paper summarizing the major features of a language other than English. Discuss aspects of its phonology (e.g. what phones its speakers use with special attention to those not used by speakers of English), its morphology (e.g. features which are not used in English), its syntax (e.g. how its word order may di?er from English). Also include a discussion of where the language is spoken, by approximately how many people, and any relevant sociopolitical information.