Passion translates to passion. In every course I teach, I try to convey how exciting a time it is to be in the fields of Linguistics and Cognitive Science. There are many unanswered questions about the intricate interplay of language, cognition, tech and culture.
A survey of the world’s 6-7,000 languages, covering language families, structure, and the possible role of language on in nonlinguistic thought.
An in-depth study of empirical approaches to Cognitive Linguistics, with emphasis on conceptual metaphor and embodied cognition.
An overview of linguistic varieties in the United States, covering identity construction, accent discrimination, and bilingual education.
Research doesn’t mean much if you’re not able to deliver your message in a persuasive manner. In my Writing & Rhetoric class, I teach the importance of writing data-driven argumentative papers that are accessible to a general audience.
An introductory look at the ways language influences thought and thought influences language.
An examination of English in its everyday and global contexts.
This course looks at the ever-increasing ways in which the technologies we use impact our spoken language and thought.