Claire Bowern


Term: Fall 2019

LING 202 The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Introduction to basic ideas of linguistics and cryptography through the study of the Voynich Manuscript (MS 408), a mysterious medieval manuscript held in the Beinecke Library. Review of major hypotheses about the manuscript, ranging from the fake, to code, to undeciphered language. 

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:30p-3:45p

LING 212 Linguistic Change

How languages change, how we study change, and how language relates to other areas of society. This seminar is taught through readings chosen by instructor and students, on topics of interest.

Prerequisite: LING 112 or equivalent.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00p-2:15p