Splash Biography

KATIE MARTIN, Yale linguistics major

Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Katie Martin hails from Toronto, Canada, and is a senior at Yale studying linguistics. She's an editor at the Yale Daily News, an intern at the Endangered Language Fund and a mediocre-to-decent violist and pianist.

Past Classes

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C2825: Introduction to Syntax in Sprout Fall 17 (Sep. 30 - Oct. 14, 2017)
This course offers a brief introduction to syntax, the study of grammar and sentence structure in languages from around the world. Drawing on examples from English with forays into other languages, you'll learn about the unconscious rules that dictate how sentences are formed.

H1304: Introduction to Ancient Greek in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
An introduction to the language and rich culture of Ancient Greece, this class will focus on the basic grammar and vocabulary of Attic Greek and how it is reflected in the English we speak today. The class will also briefly survey some great works of classical literature, including the poetry of Homer and the great Greek tragedies, and cover the basics of Greek religious beliefs and mythology.

E1183: Canadian Politics 101 in Sprout Fall 2014 (Oct. 04 - 18, 2014)
This crash course in the Canadian electoral system will introduce students to Canada's political parties and the different branches of Canada's government, as well as provide a brief summary of recent Canadian political history. Topics discussed will include: - How the Canadian and American electoral systems differ - The names and political leanings of Canada's three major parties - Controversies and scandals in modern Canadian politics