Symposium: "Linguistics for Everyone" Open House

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Details: 

The "Linguistics for Everyone" initiative of the LSA invites institute attendees to learn more about hands-on public outreach from the Ohio State University Buckeye Langauge Network Language Pod (, a working research lab embedded in one of the top science museums in the country. Undergraduate interns from the Pod's NSF-funded REU site ( will demonstrate  some of the interactive activities they use to engage children and adult museum visitors and teach them about language, including:

- Fast and slow sentence processing with "trick sentences"

- The Stroop task and the automaticity of language processing

- Representing sound visually

- How the ear works 

Handouts will be available showing the training and principles behind each demo.(Examples here:

Program organizers will be on hand to discuss practical aspects of building an integrated research/education/outreach site. Linguists with an interest in outreach are welcome to share thoughts and tips at this informal drop-in open house. Light refreshments will be provided.

Location : 
Jacob Science Building, Room 321