Teaching Materials

The materials below were developed by Joe Salmons in the Spring of 2014 for a course on Language and Immigration in Wisconsin. You are welcome to use them for teaching or self-study. We would welcome any feedback on these materials. If you develop related materials, we're happy to post them here for others to use. Contact Joe Salmons.

Chapter-by-chapter discussion questions

  • Discussion questions, Introduction
  • Discussion questions, chapter 1
  • Discussion questions, chapter 2
  • Discussion questions, chapter 3
  • Discussion questions, chapter 4
  • Discussion questions, chapter 5
  • Discussion questions, chapter 6
  • Discussion questions, chapter 7
  • Discussion questions, chapter 8
  • Discussion questions, chapter 9

    Other discussion questions

  • Discussion questions, Good Old Immigrants
  • Discussion questions, Contact in American English
  • Discussion questions, Language Shift
  • Discussion questions, Office of Emigration
  • Discussion questions, Bennett Law (with links to readings)
  • Discussion questions, At War with Diversity
  • Discussion questions, Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Discussion questions, National Heritage Language Resource Center
  • Discussion questions, German as a Heritage Language
  • Discussion questions, US English

    Further teaching materials and homework assignments

  • Language and Immigration in Wisconsin (syllabus for undergraduate course, Spring 2014)
  • Survey of knowledge and attitudes about language and immigration in Wisconsin
  • HW 1 Introductory homework (statement of interests and motivations)
  • HW 2 Basic community profile
  • HW 3 1910 Census homework
  • HW 4 Community analysis
  • HW 5 Immigration and Words
  • HW 6 Language and Immigration
  • HW 7-8 Evaluation of a scholarly and a popular article
  • Guidelines, Final paper
  • Grading guidelines, draft and final paper
  • Quiz 1 (sample)
  • Quiz 2 (sample)