Elizabeth Williams ’18 studies Chaucer’s work as a John C. Young scholar

This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2018 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre's JCY program, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a

By |2019-03-21T16:30:29+00:00May 24th, 2018|English, John C. Young Program, Linguistics, News|

Centre Summer Language Institute to prepare students for study, service and research in Asia

In its third year, Centre College’s Centre Summer Language Institute (CSLI) prepares students for study, service and research in Asia, during a five-week summer program that gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in lesser known but important Asian languages and cultures. This year, the College will offer three language study sessions in Thai, Japanese

By |2019-03-21T16:18:15+00:00February 15th, 2018|Linguistics, News, Study Abroad, Summer Programs|

The inaugural Centre Summer Language Institute is now underway

Centre College stays busy year-round, and the summer of 2016 is no exception, with numerous programs and camps taking place on campus in recent and upcoming months—including the inaugural Centre Summer Language Institute (CSLI), which kicked off on June 27. The CSLI is a five-week summer program that gives the Centre students who applied and

Centre Summer Language Institute offers intensive study of Asian languages, culture

Centre students interested in becoming immersed in Asian languages and cultures will have the chance to do so on campus from June 27 through July 29 through the new Centre Summer Language Institute (CSLI). The CSLI, funded in part by a grant from the Luce Foundation, was created to expose students to lesser-known Asian languages and

Laura Bramblett ’12 returns to Centre to share her experiences from the Peace Corps

The mission of Centre College is to prepare students for meaningful lives of learning, leadership and service, and alumni consistently uphold this mission in a variety of inspiring and impressive ways. Laura Bramblett ’12 (pictured above, back row, fifth from left) has dedicated the past 28 months of her life to serving others as an

By |2014-10-21T11:59:38+00:00October 21st, 2014|Alumni, Finance Office, Linguistics, News|

RICE presenter code switches with ease

“As a second-language speaker of English, I have to code switch a lot between English and Chinese,” says Yichi “Stacy” Li ’17, of Chongqing, in southwest China. Li will discuss code switching—the mixing of two or more languages in conversation—during a presentation at Centre’s upcoming RICE symposium highlighting student research, internships and creative endeavors. Participating

By |2014-04-08T14:08:44+00:00April 8th, 2014|Academics, Linguistics, News, Research|

Mark Rasmussen dives into the history of the English language in latest course

In a world overflowing with television advertisements, radio programs, newspapers, smartphones and the internet, modern humans are ceaselessly inundated with language; and yet, despite our constant experience with words, most of us have little if any knowledge about where these words come from or how they got the way they are. Providing answers to some

By |2019-03-21T16:27:14+00:00March 12th, 2014|Academics, English, Experts, Linguistics, News|