All new linguists and language enthusiasts joining the University of Edinburgh are warmly welcomed to our Exploring Accents event as we traverse the UK and beyond by way of accents. Come along, discover a plethora of pronunciations from all around the world, and maybe even join us on stage to represent your own!
The Linguists is an acclaimed documentary film which explores the daily lives of professional field linguists as they document previously un-researched and undocumented languages. Linguists and non-linguists alike are invited to share both these fascinating discoveries and free popcorn!
Come along as we watch something extrordinary…..A LINGUIST IN A FILM LOOKING COOL!!! The film starts at 20:30 and there are student prices available. You can buy tickets online or in person. Anyone interseted in seeing the film is most welcome!
Meet on the 17th November at 20:00 at the Odeon on Lothian Road
As part of Innovative Learning Week, we’ll be showing the award-winning adaptation of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoirs. Paralysed by a stroke, Bauby transcribed his memoirs letter-by-letter from his hospital bed, blinking as his interlocutor reached the right letter in the alphabet.
Both a powerfully emotional film and an insight into alternative communication methods employed by therapists working with severely speech impaired patients.
‘The Linguists’ joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. David and Greg’s round the world journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake.