LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to LaunchPad Solo for Contemporary Linguistics
What resources are available for my students?
From your LaunchPad home page, click the Resources
button, then Content by Type
. You’ll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We’ll now take a closer look at each.
A complete online version of the textbook, the e-book is every word on every page of the printed text, including all diagrams and figures. At the top right of each e-book page is a page reference number so that students can go back and forth between their e-book and their printed book, if they wish. In addition to LaunchPad's notes and highlighting features, teachers can easily hide chapters or sections that they don’t cover in their course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add their own content directly into the e-book.
Interactive IPA Vowels and Consonants Chart
Charts that offer a schematic approach to understanding vowels, pulmonic consonants, non-pulmonic consonants, affricates, and other symbols. When students click on a symbol, a voice articulates the corresponding sound.
Assignable multiple-choice quizzes that are directly correlated to the phonetics concepts covered in the book.
Student Resources (downloadable)
Students can download exercises that reinforce the main ideas presented in each chapter of the book. This feature also includes separate downloadable answers to the problem sets. The headings of each PDF indicate what chapter the questions and answers correspond to.
What resources are available for instructors?
From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Slides that are downloadable in PowerPoint and can serve as guides for an instructor’s syllabus or lesson plan. Each set of slides is labeled by concept, with multiple lecture topics per chapter, and some concepts creating links across several chapters.