Part 1 Topics Survey
Please review your summer reading anthology, think about which articles and topics interested you the most, and vote for your top 5 topics.
What topics would you be most interested in studying in more depth this semester? (Choose 5)
History & Evolution of Language ("Emoticons and Symbols Aren't Ruining Language - They're Revolutionizing It")
Language & Communities ("Twitch-speak": A Guide to the Secret Emoji Language of Gamers")
Language & Gender ("Should Dictionaries Do More to Confront Sexism?")
Language & the Individual ("Lost in Translation")
Language & Knowledge ("On Jargon, and Why it Matters in Science Writing")
Language & Power (Linguistic Imperialism is Live & Kicking")
Language & Sexuality ("Does Adding 'Genderqueer' to the Dictionary Make it 'Real'?")
Language & Social Relations ("How Code-Switching Explains the World")
Language & Taboo ("Naughty Words")
Translation ("Words are Not Lost in Translation – Translators Are")
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