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Professor Stephanie W. Jamison will present "Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in ARH Room 102. Jamison will introduce the textual sources for women and law in ancient India and suggest some ways in which they...
Journalist and author Michael Erard will present a free public talk on “Finding the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners (and Other Stories)” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 102. Erard says his second book, Babel No More: The Search...
  What happens when languages collide? Students in Cynthia Hansen’s Language Contact special topics course examine the linguistic varieties and practices that emerge when linguistically diverse groups come in contact with one another.  In the course, students explore the types...
    The Deed of Word Describing his course to first-years, Angelo Mercado says: Human language: what is it? And its parts? Its rules, the things that we acquire unthinking? Now, how do poets fashion speech into art? Students in this course will be exploring linguistic aspects of...
The Rig Veda, the oldest Sanskrit text, remains one of its most challenging and enigmatic. Consisting of over a thousand intricate praise hymns dedicated to a variety of divinities, it showcases the work of its many poets, who proudly display their skill and verbal trickery in...

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Linguistics at Grinnell is offered as an interdisciplinary concentration in which you explore how to describe and analyze language through the lens of several disciplines. Concentrators take core courses in theoretical linguistics; elective courses drawn from anthropology,...