Welcome to MLAN 2010

Introduction to Linguistics

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How to get started!

Please go to http://screencast.com/t/MZlSnbhfawT to watch a short video that will help you get started in your course. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems. Completing assignments on time is essential for success in an online course. Please begin working right away!

PDF of Language Files Chapter 1

Go to http://www.screencast.com/t/vJIobtKgxJr8

for a PDF version of Language files - Chapter 1, so you can complete the work for this week. I cannot post any more chapters, so please make sure to purchase the text book as soon as possible. Either 10th or 11th edition will work.

A little about me...

My name is Ana Bonfante and I have been a professor at the University of North Georgia since 2010. I have been teaching German and Linguistics classes. My teaching career started 20 years ago in Brazil and Colombia were I taught German and English in different private language schools. I have also taught Spanish and German in the Georgia public school system and have served as a teaching assistant in Spanish and German at Florida State University and at the University of Georgia. I have an MA in German from FSU and am currently working on a PhD in Comparative Languages and Literature at the University of Georgia. I grew up in a multilingual environment were German, Portuguese, and Italian were spoken in the home.

I live in Athens with my husband and two children. My favorite things to do are jogging and dancing. I'm also a big Gymdog fan, as my daughter is in competitive gymnastics, and of course soccer! We have five cats and two dogs who really need to be on the TV show "The Dog Whisperer", they are both cute, but wild!

I'm looking forward to working with you this semester!




Assignments, quizzes and discussions will be graded within 72 business hours from the submission time. Emails will be answered within 24 hours. Emails sent after 5pm on Fridays will not receive a reply until Monday. Please always communicate with me if you have any questions or problems!