Exeter

Language

Convenor: Joyce Burgess

We meet once a month during the Autumn and Winter on the 3rd Wednesday in the month at 2.30 – 4.00 at the Mint.

If you would like to be added to the list of group members in order to receive email up-dates and reminders, please contact the convenor.

There is no need to notify the convenor if you wish to attend, just turn up.

Our sessions are on any language-related topic. To give a flavour of our subjects, among our previous meetings have been: the decipherment of Linear B; an introduction to Russian; Esperanto; Sign Language; Pet linguistic hates etc..

At our December meeting we discussed Christmas Language and in January Andrew Staley led a session on Rhetoric and rhetorical devices.

Our future topics will be the following:

Wednesday, 20th February 2019: The Language and Reality of the Piraha Tribe in the Brazilian Amazon Trust. To learn their language is like cracking a code that opens a window to a different world. Their language reflects and reinforces their unique world view.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019: Why Ancient Greek is so difficult

Wednesday, 17th April 2019: The Language of Humour

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Mah Jong Mah Jong 2 Mathematical Pastimes Out and About
Parlons Francais avec Marie-Claude Patchwork and Craft Patchwork, Applique & Quilting Philosophy
Photography Poetry Quizzes Reading Group III
Reading Group IV Reading Group V Reading Group VI Reading Group VII
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Spanish : First Course Stride Out information Subtitles Supper Club
Table Tennis Tennis Topsham Discussion Group Travel
Ukulele Understanding the Weather Walkie Talkies Walking Group
Workshop Singers Writing for Pleasure
More Group Pages
Anthropology Birdwatching
Book Salon Bridge
Canoeing Centrepoint
Choir Cinema
Circle Dance Classical Music
Computer Mentoring Convenors Café
Crosswords Current Affairs
Cycling Discussion
Discussion Circle Drawing for Pleasure
Drawing Techniques Exercise
Exeter University Liaison Food Matters
French at the Lodge French Issues and Topics
Gardening Geology
German Conversation Going Places
Hearty Hikers History
History on the Move Italian
Italian 2 Italian 3
Language Local History
Mah Jong Mah Jong 2
Mathematical Pastimes Out and About
Parlons Francais avec Marie-Claude Patchwork and Craft
Patchwork, Applique & Quilting Philosophy
Photography Poetry
Quizzes Reading Group III
Reading Group IV Reading Group V
Reading Group VI Reading Group VII
Room 101 Science
Scrabble Short Weekly Walks
Spanish : First Course Stride Out information
Subtitles Supper Club
Table Tennis Tennis
Topsham Discussion Group Travel
Ukulele Understanding the Weather
Walkie Talkies Walking Group
Workshop Singers Writing for Pleasure