Please read the following three articles (available in the Final Project folder on Blackboard):
1) Labov, W. 1997. “How I got into linguistics, and what I got out of it.” An autobiographical essay.
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How I got into Linguistics (upenn.edu)
2) Rodman, Robert. 2002. “Linguistics and the law: How knowledge of, or ignorance of, elementarylinguistics may affect the dispensing of justice.” Forensic Linguistics 9(1), 94–103.
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3) Rickford, J. and King, S. 2016. “Language and linguistics on trial: Hearing Rachel Jeantel (and othervernacular speakers) in the courtroom and beyond.” Language 92(4), 958-988.
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Write an essay of about 1,000 words (about 2 pages single-spaced or 4 pages double-spaced) in whichyou make a case for the inclusion of linguistics courses in high school and college curricula. Please besure to use the material discussed in the three readings above as specific evidence to support yourarguments.