ESP Biography



GRAEME MCGUIRE, URochester freshman studying Linguistics + CompSci




Major: Linguistics/Computer Science

College/Employer: University of Rochester

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi there! I'm a freshman at the University of Rochester, studying Linguistics, Computer Science and Russian. I'm fascinated by the human capacity for language, and how it can be understood, analyzed and applied to other disciplines and areas of study. I'm thrilled to be teaching my first Splash! class this spring!



Past Classes

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Language Deciphered: Reading & Writing in IPA in Splash Spring 2015
Human language is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated phenomenon – with at least 4,000 languages spoken in the world today, and a variety of writing systems (or sometimes no writing at all), trying to make sense of it can be difficult. But never fear! In this class, we’ll be learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (or IPA): the standardized system for writing any sound that language can produce. The IPA is one of the foundations of linguistics and language studies, and this class offers a look into its mechanics and uses. You’ll leave this class with the ability to use IPA to write any word or sentence you might hear, in any language! You could even use it as a code to communicate with your friends who also know IPA – it’s all up to you!