The Linguists Club at Princeton
Founded in 2007, the Linguistics Club is a student group interested in the study of language. The current membership is around seventy undergraduates, ranging from freshmen to seniors. The club aims to 1) foster a sense of community among those interested in linguistics and 2) increase the visibility of linguistics at Princeton.
The club holds meetings twice monthly to work on problem sets, discuss relevant new articles, and meet with Linguistics faculty. In addition to the regular meetings, the club hosts outside speakers, in an effort to bring current linguistic research to the students.
The group will meet in the Butler Wu special dining room, Sundays at 11:30am.
Spring meeting dates are:
- February 9 - "Speed-Learning Swedish" by Nik Engbom GS
- February 23 - "An Introduction to Spectrogram Reading" by David Abugaber '14
March 7 - "Language policy and the homogenization of language in Singapore" by Dr. Ying Ying Tan
- March 30 - "The politics of language in post-conflict Rwanda" by Dr.David Kiwuwa
- April 20 - "Online crowd-sourced translation" by Mengyi Xu '14
- 4/27, 5/11 - Topics TBD
Fall '13 meeting dates and topics were:
- What is linguistics? - 9/22 David Abugaber '14
- Speed-learning Lojban, a constructed language - 10/06 Paul Rapoport '15
- Computational linguistics, sentiment analysis, and stock market predictions - 10/22 Michael Lachanski '15
- Spanish sociolinguistics - 11/24 Professor Dunia Catalina Mendez Vallejo
- Psycholinguistics research round-up - 12/08 David Abugaber '14
For more information or to be included on the mailing list please contact David Abugaber '14 (president).