ESP Biography


Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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M15745: The Mathematical Foundations of Language in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Math is all about solving puzzles where we explore patterns, come up with new ideas, and prove them right by carefully building on our starting point. In this course we will explore a specific application of mathematics, namely, the way we can use it for understanding how language works. We will build on basic mathematical and logical notions to get insight into the inner workings of the human psychology of language, with special attention to sound and meaning. Whether you love or hate math, this course is for you because through the study of language it is readily apparent that math can be lots of fun!

S15542: Linguistics: The Science of Language in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Did you know that language, like all natural phenomena, can be observed and investigated in a scientific way? What is unique about language is that everyone has their own personal and infinite data set living inside their brain. Learn to examine that data the way a linguist would, and puzzle over things that you may not realize you know about the language that you use every day. Learn how linguistics, the science of language, relates to your world and what you're interested in.