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Splash at Northwestern: March 2nd, 2024!

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NICK MERRILL, Northwestern linguistics major.

College: Northwestern University

Major: Linguistics

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Interested in semantics, sociolinguistics, syntax, film, photography and music.


Past Classes

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H10: Talking White, Talking Black. in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
What does it mean to 'talk white'? What does it mean to 'talk black'? This course aims to describe differences between various English dialects, to approach the issue of social attitudes toward dialectical differences, and to dispel the myth that certain dialects are more or less standard than others.

M12: How We Talk to the Machines: the future of the next 20 years in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
How will the near future be different from today? Every year, computers are getting smaller, cheaper and faster, yet we still interact with computers much the same way as we did fifteen years ago. What will the next breakthrough be? This class will examine the likelihood of certain technologies arising in the next twenty years of human history and discussing what effect these technologies may have on our society.