ESP Biography



JULIET STANTON, MIT grad student in Linguistics




Major: Linguistics & Philosophy

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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L10955: The History of English in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
This class will provide a brief overview of the history of the English language, from ca. 450AD to the present day. We will focus primarily on ways in which Modern English differs from its ancestors in terms of sound, sentence structure, and vocabulary, and how other languages have affected its development.


H10253: The Science of Language: Introduction to Linguistics in HSSP Spring 2016 (Feb. 20, 2016)
Explore human languages, piece apart their puzzles, and participate in experiments! This class will be an in-depth hands-on introduction to Linguistics, the scientific study of human languages. Each week we will solve language-related puzzles and create in-class experiments. The discoveries we will make will lead to insights about what sounds languages can be made of, how sounds are put together to form meaning, how languages are structured, and how they are acquired. The main goal is for you, the students, to discover through hands-on experience the many aspects of the scientific study of language. We will discuss several sub-fields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, using not only English but a variety of other languages to spark our debates. Come expecting to learn, to decipher, and to question what you already know about language.


H9527: The Sounds of the World's Languages in HSSP Summer 2015 (Jul. 12, 2015)
This class will provide an introduction to phonetics and phonology, two branches of theoretical linguistics concerned with sound. The main question we will be addressing is the following: why do languages sound the way they do? Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: (i) basic articulatory phonetics, or how speech is produced; (ii) the basics of speech perception; (iii) phonological universals, how we can explain them, and what they tell us about the nature of the human language faculty. Data from a wide variety of languages will be presented and discussed.


H9377: The Science of Language: Introduction to Linguistics in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Explore human languages, piece apart their puzzles, and participate in experiments! This class will be a hands-on introduction to Linguistics, the scientific study of human languages. We will solve language-related puzzles and create in-class experiments. The discoveries we will make will lead to insights about what sounds languages can be made of, how sounds are put together to form meaning, how languages are structured, and how they are acquired. The main goal is for you, the students, to discover through hands-on experience the many aspects of the scientific study of language. Topics of discussion will come from several sub-fields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, using not only English but a variety of other languages to spark our debates. Come expecting to learn, to decipher, and to question what you already know about language.


H7258: The Science of Language: Introduction to Linguistics in HSSP Summer 2013 (Jul. 07, 2013)
Explore human languages, piece apart their puzzles, and participate in experiments! This class will be an in-depth hands-on introduction to Linguistics, the scientific study of human languages. Each week we will solve language-related puzzles and create in-class experiments. The discoveries we will make will lead to insights about what sounds languages can be made of, how sounds are put together to form meaning, how languages are structured, and how they are acquired. The main goal is for you, the students, to discover through hands-on experience the many aspects of the scientific study of language. We will discuss several sub-fields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, using not only English but a variety of other languages to spark our debates. Come expecting to learn, to decipher, and to question what you already know about language. Note: this class complements H7252: How English Works: Introduction to Syntax -- with this class providing a lot of background and a broader view of linguistics that will not be discussed in H7252 -- but each class can be taken independently of the other.


H7297: The Science of Language: Introduction to Linguistics in HSSP Summer 2013 (Jul. 07, 2013)
Explore human languages, piece apart their puzzles, and participate in experiments! This class will be an in-depth hands-on introduction to Linguistics, the scientific study of human languages. Each week we will solve language-related puzzles and create in-class experiments. The discoveries we will make will lead to insights about what sounds languages can be made of, how sounds are put together to form meaning, how languages are structured, and how they are acquired. The main goal is for you, the students, to discover through hands-on experience the many aspects of the scientific study of language. We will discuss several sub-fields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, using not only English but a variety of other languages to spark our debates. Come expecting to learn, to decipher, and to question what you already know about language. Note: this class complements H7252: How English Works: Introduction to Syntax -- with this class providing a lot of background and a broader view of linguistics that will not be discussed in H7252 -- but each class can be taken independently of the other.