Whether or not you are interested in computational linguistics, this should be interesting to you.
Society seems to affect language. Slides. #change
Gabe presented about etymology, the study of the origin of words and how they have changed throughout time. Slides are here.
Syntax studies how words are put together to create meaning. We made plenty of syntax trees, showed examples of generative grammar rules, and saw how wh movement worked.
Morphology is the study of the structure of language –
how little bits of meaning combine to make things like
words and sentences. Slides are here NACLO 2015 is now open for registration here – put your site as Montgomery Blair High School. We did NACLO problems about Japanese Braille and Lalana Chinantec.
Phonetics is the branch of linguistics that studies the physical properties of speech. Phonology studies the organization of sounds within a language. Slides here.
We discussed the important difference between prescriptivism vs. descriptivism. We also did NACLO practice about Running on MT. Linguistics is a science. Slides