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Updated: 2/25/2015

"The past, present, and future walked in to a bar...It was TENSE!"

MTSU Linguistics Olympiad - April 2nd (Saturday of Spring Break)!

---Practice after school on March 3rd!

again on March 22nd!

If you understand this joke, or if you like the description below, then you'll love Linguistics Club!

Description: We work on logic puzzles which focus on questions involving finding patterns in other languages. All of the information you need to solve the puzzles is in the puzzles themselves. All you need to add is some analytical reasoning and tricky thinking.

If this sounds appealing, come to Linguistics Club in room 103. If you like it, you can work with other students to be a part of the team which will represent Central Magnet School at the Linguistics Olympiad which is held at MTSU in the spring semester.

Here are lots of ONLINE practice problems (PDFs also available).

Here's a problem we did in December (Problem 1)

...and the solution

Here is the site that we sometimes do puzzles from during club time. Try some yourself and see how you do!

See Mr. Noelle in Room 110 or Mrs. Boost in Room 103 for some resources about the field of linguistics or specific languages.

Helpful Links and Resources:

MTSU Linguistics Olympiad Schedule

Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of alphabets and languages

English Etymology

Google's Endangered Languages Project

National Geographic Enduring Voices Project (endanged languages)

Buy these online if you are interested:

A Linguistics Workbook:Companion to Linguistics, Sixth Edition (2010)

Ann K. Farmer & Richard A. Demers
ISBN# 978-0-262-51482-8

Looking at Languages: A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics (2011)
Paul R. Frommer & Edward Finegan
ISBN# 978-0-495-91231-6

Lang101 Workbook: Linguistics Exercises & Activities for Starters (2012)
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira & Sunita Anne Abraham
ISBN# 978-1475057362

An Introduction to Language (2010)
Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, & Nina Hyams
ISBN# 978-1-4282-6392-5

Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication (2010)
Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers, Ann K. Farmer, & Robert M. Harnish
ISBN# 0-262-01185-9