Welcome to Linguistics at Haverford
Bi-Co students may major or minor in the Tri-Co Linguistics department (Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore).
There are 7,000 languages in the world, and we're interested in studying all of them. Linguistics is the scientific study of language—we develop techniques to explore patterns that all human languages have in common and investigate the ways in which each is unique. Our explorations yield insights not only about languages, but also about the nature of the human mind.
Linguistics makes unique contributions to a wide range of inquiries ranging from interdisciplinary studies in cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, to multidisciplinary studies of the mind and brain.
When Assistant Professor of Linguistics Brook Danielle Lillehaugen learned that Daniel Gillen ’16, who is blind, planned to take her class in Spring 2013, Lillehaugen immediately began thinking about ways to allow his full participation without altering her interactive style of teaching. Collaborating with Haverford’s Office of Disability Services, linguistic students, and Gillen, she came up with a novel solution: a tactile International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) magnet-board system.
The assistant professor of linguistics has won multiple grants for work on historical manuscripts written in the Zapotec language.
Tuesday, March 17
4:15pm – 5:45pm
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College
Reception With Refreshments
Contact Information for Bi-Co students:
Shizhe Huang (黄师哲)
Co-Chair of the Linguistics Department
Regular Office hours (open to all students, including potential Linguistics majors):
W 2:00-3:30pm or by appointment
(Please sign up with Karla Alfaro-Urias firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Location: Stokes 118A1, Haverford
Call for Papers
Students are welcome to submit papers by November 14, 2014 for the first annual Tri-College Undergraduate Linguistics Conference.
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Linguistics Study Hour
Every Tuesday - 7:30–9:00pm - Stokes 118