ESP Biography

ANISA SCHARDL, Ph.D. student in linguistics at UMass, MIT alumna

Major: Linguistics & Philosophy

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a grad student in linguistics at UMass Amherst. I graduated MIT in 2007 with a B.S. in Linguistics & Philosophy. I have been a TA several times as an undergrad, served as a grader during my first term in grad school, and taught linguistics for HSSP in spring 2007. I love linguistics and I love to talk and teach, so this should be really fun. In my free time, I dance, sing, and knit up a storm. If you would like to talk about linguistics or anything else, I am always available. Please feel free to email me.

Past Classes

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J1389: Introduction to Linguistics in Junction Summer 2008 (Jun. 30, 2008)
This is an introductory-level course in theoretical linguistics, especially the fields of syntax, semantics, and phonology. We will explore natural language: what makes a grammatical sentence, how we can tell what it means, and how we pronounce and understand it. Linguistics will be fun for those who enjoy puzzle-solving and critical thinking. Classwork and homework will involve solving problems, possibly involving fieldwork with native speakers. No previous experience in linguistics or foreign languages is required.

Introduction to Linguistics in HSSP (2007)
Linguistics is the study of human language. In this course, we will briefly explore a few of the major questions ...