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30th Anniversary

30 year Anniversary of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics at the University of TennesseeDuring spring 2007 the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics celebrated its 30th anniversary as a degree program at the University of Tennessee.  Linguistics students and faculty were joined by graduates of the program and former faculty from several parts of the US in eating, drinking, and engaging in linguistic games and contests.  

Linguistics Students at the Rock

Linguistics Rocks

Student Contest:  "What is Linguistics?"

A brief, yet descriptive definition of linguistics for linguistics students to give their friends and family who are not sure what linguistics is.

  • 2010 - Arika Dean, graduating senior
    "Linguistics is the study of everything from how babies learn to talk, to why Southerners speak differently from Northerners, to the mechanics of sign language, to how some words' meanings have changed over time. Simply put, it's the study of capital-L Language in general, not just individual languages."

Linguistics Reading Groups

  • 2010 – Articles in conjunction with visit to campus of Professor Steven Thorne
  • 2009 - Articles in conjunction with visit to campus of Professor John Baugh
  • 2008 - Robbins Burling The Talking Ape:  How Language Evolved

Best Paper in Linguistics Winners

  • 2009 - Jenny Herchenrider, Danielle Hunter, & Genny Petschulat
    Working with Burundian Refugees:  A Guide for Knox County Teachers
  • 2008 - Dane Bell

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