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Culture Night: Dublin Language Garden

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6 – 9pm

Culture Night: Dublin Language Garden

What is language? Is it something that you are, or is it something that you do? How is this question complicated for people who are bilingual? Does this identity change based on your location? Do we take language identity with us when we travel to new lands? How do linguists research these questions? These central themes are the focus of the 2017 Dublin Language Garden.

‘The Dublin Language Garden’ is an event for all the family, bringing together many themes around language and linguistics, and presenting them through talks and interactive activities throughout the evening.  Through board-games, crossword puzzles, and lip reading challenges, visitors can explore the connection between language and culture. 

The Dublin Language Garden showcases the research that is being conducted by the staff and students in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences. The event explores the language that is all around us, its function, its meaning, and its nuances. This year, the Dublin Language Garden will also feature the work of the Centre for Deaf Studies and their efforts to push forward the recognition of Irish Sign Language.

Now in its fourth year, the Dublin Language Garden is organised entirely by postgrad students and recent PhD graduates within the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communications Sciences (SLSCS) at Trinity College Dublin.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Trinity Long Room Hub
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Vicky Garnett
Contact Phone: 01 896 4470

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