A Crystal clear guide to linguistics

Crystal2Year 12 and 13 A Level English Language students travelled to Corfe Hills Sixth Form to experience a university style lecture from famous linguist Professor David Crystal. Crystal gave two lectures, the first entitled ‘The Structure of Language’ which as the title suggests, was all about how language is designed and structured; in this particular lecture students were able to become familiar with Crystal’s captivating manner of speaking about language. The second lecture entitled ‘The Fascinating First Year’ was about how babies acquire ways to learn language in their first year of life. Students and teachers were able to meet Crystal after the enthralling and educating lectures; they were also able to take pictures with the linguist and have books signed.

 

Student Reporter: Lauren Hodgson, Year 12