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