ESP Biography

DORA KATA TAKACS, MIT graduate student in Linguistics

Major: Linguistics and Philosophy

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I've completed my undergrad in Hungary, I did German studies and mathematics. After that I studied linguistics at the University of Goettingen in Germany. I'm mainly interested in how the meaning of more or less complex expression comes about. Right now I spend most of my time trying to figure out in what kind of contexts particles like `even' can occur in Hungarian and how they work. Beyond linguistics I enjoy reading fiction, doing sports and generally being outside.

Past Classes

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S12285: How Language Works in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
This course is an introduction to the field of linguistics, the scientific study of human language. From the analysis of spoken sound to the ways in which we put together words and map meanings to those words, this course gives an overview of the complex mechanisms at work each time you talk.