LIN201: “Let’s Talk About Words: A Translinguistic Seminar on Word Anatomy, Etymology and Creativity” with Cristina Schumacher
Offered: 2022 Term 1
Day and Time: This 1-day weekend workshop will be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 from 10:00am-3:00pm and includes lunch.
Location: EarthDiverse, 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), or on-line via-Zoom.
If you’re an author, teacher, researcher, creative or simply feel that there is a lot more to words than straightforward messages, then this workshop is for you! Come explore the language mechanisms behind word formation and learn how to express yourself creatively through building your own, exclusive and unique words that anyone will understand. Learn about the fascinating field of etymology; how the seeds of words travel through time and different languages, creating strings of meaning that reveal how we think and see the world.
Morning: 10:00am-12:00pm (2 hours):
• Introduction & Overview
• The “new” words of other languages
• Deconstructing pre-selected words
• Viewing language as a tool
• Etymology and the dynamic of meaning
Lunch break (included): 12:00-1:00pm (1 hour) (details forthcoming)
Afternoon: 1:00-3:00pm (2 hours)
• Creating words
• Understanding words as mini sentences
• Identifying four ‘possible’ kinds of words to be coined
• Your new words in your sentences
• The WHAT, the HOW and the WHY of creating new words
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Distance Learning: This course is available as an in-person class only. There is no live-streamed Zoom component.
Cristina Schumacher, MA
Cristina is a Brazilian linguist based in New Zealand and an expert in language learning and teaching, having completed her Masters Degree in Administration from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1995. With 28 titles published since 1999, she is also a coach, translator, evaluator and consultant to large international companies. Her work is focused on language awareness and on how language knowledge can become a highly effective self-development tool. In addition to her native Portuguese and the knowledge of a range of other linguistic systems, Cristina is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish. As our Director of Language Programmes and key member of our organisational team, Cristina oversees the growth of our language offerings, sees to the needs of our language students, and is helping to design a standardised methodology and pedagogy for our language programme. She also teaches Portuguese for EarthDiverse.
This workshop is only available as an in-person seminar only. There is no live-streamed Zoom component.
Cost per person (1 day workshop):
- NZ$60 (includes GST + online registration fee)
Includes 4-hour workshop, lunch and afternoon tea.
LOCATION: All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms temporarily located at 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton. Please enter via the Cook Street entrance (see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front on the main entrance in any of the available car parks via the Cook Street entrance. On-street daytime parking can be found on Cook Street, Grey Street or around Steele Park. There is a single Disability car park located a few steps from the front door. Plenty of space for bicycles too!
DISTANCE LEARNING: You get to choose your location when you Zoom in to our live classroom sessions, or access our classes at your leisure and at a time and day of your choosing by watching the video recorded sessions from each class. This allows you to study at your own pace.