Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

'The Structure of Language', a public lecture by Prof. David Crystal

To mark the Official Launch of the BA World Languages (CK110) by Prof. Caroline Fennell, Head of the College ACSSS, the distinguished linguist, Professor David Crystal will deliver a lecture on 'The Structure of Language'.

In the talk, the different aspects of language structure and use – semantics, pragmatics, grammar, phonology, etc. – are explained and interrelated in a single model. Reference is also made to the main branches of linguistics which deal with these and associated matters. David Crystal works as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. He read English at University College London, specialised in English language studies, did some research there at the Survey of English Usage under Randolph Quirk (1962-3), then joined academic life as a lecturer in linguistics, first at Bangor, then at Reading. He published the first of his 100 or so books in 1964. He held a chair at the University of Reading for 10 years, and is now Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. David Crystal’s authored works are mainly in the field of language, including several Penguin books, but he is perhaps best known for his two encyclopedias for Cambridge University Press, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. He has edited several book series, such as Penguin Linguistics and Blackwell’s Language Library, and has been a consultant, contributor, or presenter on several radio and television programmes and series.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Boole Lecture Theatre 3, UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Mark Chu
021 490 2563

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