​Language Informants wanted for New Language Studies course in Fall 2022!

Are you a native speaker of a language other than English? Would you like to share your language with students who may have never heard your language before? If so, you are invited to become a Language Informant for a new linguistics course, ML215/AN215/IDS215 Introduction to Language Studies.

Being a Language Informant does not require a huge time commitment. Students (speaking in English) will conduct very brief interviews, on video, with native speakers of non-English languages using a set script that will be provided to Language Informants in advance. The resulting video will be shared with the class, as we discuss phenomena such as units of meaning (morphemes) in language, so that students can see how these phenomena manifest, in both speaking and writing, in various world languages. For this course, only native speakers are needed as Language Informants. The instructor speaks German fluently but is not a native speaker, so native speakers of German are also welcome to participate!

More information about the course can be found here.

If you would like to participate, please contact Prof. Mary Paddock (mary.paddock@qu.edu). This is a great way for students to learn more about the faculty at QU!

By Danielle Pomponi
Danielle Pomponi