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We’ve come a long way since experts advised against children learning two languages in childhood. Now the new frontier is people who learn two different sign languages, and how that affects their development. Also, we talked about some other interesting things because tangents are fun. Click for slides and feel free to email Dr. Chen Pichler if you have questions!
Sounds! There are lots of them. English uses some of them.
You can find all of them in the International Phonetic Alphabet. We classify them based on how you say them (shape of the mouth, location of the mouth, use of vocal cords, etc). For more information, see slides and look at the alphabet!
Very soon we will meet, be introduced to linguistics, and do some puzzles. There will be cookies for new folk (and cookies for old folk, supplies permitting). We’ll be in room 346 after 9th period, come by and have some fun!
We watched part of a very interesting documentary about an attempt to teach a chimp sign language in the 1970s. Special thanks to Mr. Rose for the movie, Emma for the laptop, and Isaac for the donuts.
We did some super-fun NACLO puzzles and generally had a good time.
We worked on NACLO problems and eating cookies.
Daniel Ginsberg, a grad student at Georgetown, led a discussion about accents, dialects, and languages.
Notes are coming soon.