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Program Details*

Title

Latin to Spanish, or Fun Linguistics Stuff I Learned in Grad School

Description

We often think of languages as static, constant, and unchanging, but they are very dynamic, lively things that are continually evolving. In this program, I’ll cover some of the major shifts in Classical Latin that led to modern Spanish, whatever that is! We'll look at phonological, morphological, and grammatical changes, as well as foreign borrowings and other cool stuff.

Presenter’s Name

Jennifer Murtoff

Presenter’s Bio

Jennifer Murtoff has a master’s degree in Hispanic linguistics from (The) Ohio State University. A wanna-be polyglot from age three, she has used her language abilities for medical translation; reading Roman inscriptions; teaching chicken-keeping classes; having a multi-cultural jam session in Ravenna; getting directions from a Swiss postal bus driver; editing a romance novel; chatting with Brazilians on a cruise ship; and ordering pharmaceuticals in Russia, Italy, Montenegro, and Colombia.

Tentative Date Time

Saturday, October 27th at 9 AM

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the WeeM Booklet.


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