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List of possible language topics

1. Decipherment of Linear B - John Burgess (Dec 2015)
2. Esperanto - Joyce Burgess (Jan 2016)
3 Braille
4. Sanskrit
5. Sign language - Anne Staley (Feb 2018)
6. Pidgin and creole languages
7. Computer languages
8. Shorthand
9. Language of flags
10. Language of flowers
11. Development of language in babies
12. Regional dialects
13. Bilingual families
14. Disappearing languages
15. Non-verbal language
16. Language of humour - John Stafford - April 2019
17. The verb 'to be' - John Burgess - April 2018
18. Music
19. Registers of language - formal/informal
20. System of tenses in different languages
21. The definite and indefinite articles
22. Translating
23. Mottoes
24. Expressions in different languages (e.g. 'it's raining cats and dogs')
25. Origins of place names
26. Origins of surnames and first names
27. Teaching English as a foreign language - David Scarbrough - March 2018
28. The Phonetic Alphabet - Trudi Learmouth - November 2018
29. A universal English grammar (Chomsky) - John Burgess - April 2018
30. Rhetoric - Andrew Staley - January 2019
31. Christmas Language - open house - December 2018
32. Language of Amazon Piraha tribe - Lorna Haynes - February 2019
33. Why Ancient Greek is so difficult - John Burgess - March 2019
34. Regional Accents
35. Development of meaning of English words - Penny Amraoui (Jan 2017)
36. Where did Language come from? - Trudi Learmouth ((Oct. 2016)
37. Development of Romance languages from Latin - Joyce Burgess (Oct. 2017)
38. Language, Thought and Reality - Lorna Haynes (Nov. 2016)
39. Language and Moral Development
40. Language Families, including Indo-European - Bill Whitton (Feb 2017)
41. Mandarin - Dave Parsons (April 2017)
42. Linguistic Pet Hates - Trudi Learmouth & Penny Amraoui (May 2017)
43. Old English - Trudi Learmouth (Feb 2016)
44. Early Alphabets, including the Greek Alphabet - Joyce & John Burgess (March 2016)
45. Introduction to Latin - Joyce Burgess (March 2017)
46. Spread of Indo-European Languages
47. Morse Code
48. Hieroglyphs
49. Introduction to Russian - Ruth Sanders (Nov. 2017)
50. The language of cookery
51. Grammatical terms (eg. passive, subordinate clauses etc.)