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; Christmas language; Rhetorical devices; Language and Reality of the Piraha Tribe in Brazil etc..

Our most recent topics were the following:

March 2019: Why Ancient Greek is so difficult

April 2019: The Language of Humour

Summer Break - we are at present having a break for the Summer and we shall resume meetings in the Autumn. Our next session will be held on Wednesday, 20th November from 2.30 - 4.00 in the Epworth Room at The Mint. Dave Parsons will be leading a discussion on Computer Programming Languages.

Our future programme will be as follows:

Wed. 20th November: Computer Programming Languages - Dave Parsons

Wed. 18th December: Open session led by Joyce Burgess on names. What is the origin of your own names (first name and surname)? Do you have a nickname or shortened form of your name? Do certain names give a hint as to the character, standing or social class of the person (Giles, Kevin, Tracey, Justin)? Do you have any experience of naming traditions in other languages or cultures? All contributions would be welcome.

Wed. 15th January: The language of oral poetry, with particular reference to Homer - John Burgess

Wed. 19th February: The language of heraldry - David Oates

Please contact the convenor if you would like to be added to the emailing list or if you have any ideas for future topics, either to lead a session or to suggest a subject for general discussion.

More Group Pages
Anthropology Birdwatching Book Salon Bridge
Canoeing Centrepoint Cinema Circle Dance
Classical Music Computer Mentoring Convenors Café Crosswords
Cycling Discussion Discussion Circle Discussion Circle 2
Drawing for Pleasure 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 Philosophy 2 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 Singing for Fun
Spanish Improvers 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
Cinema Circle Dance
Classical Music Computer Mentoring
Convenors Café Crosswords
Cycling Discussion
Discussion Circle Discussion Circle 2
Drawing for Pleasure 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
Philosophy 2 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 Singing for Fun
Spanish Improvers 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