ESP Biography



SEAN GLEASON, Yale PhD candidate in Linguistics




Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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English and Latin: A 'Romantic' Affair in Splash Spring 18
Despite being different languages, English and Latin share a striking number of linguistic similarities. In this class, we will discuss why this is so, focusing first on the two languages' common origin (Proto-Indo-European), and then on their centuries-long contact via French. We will discover the fascinating connection between linguistic and social history, and learn how defeat on an English battlefield forever changed how we speak today.


English and Latin: A 'Romantic' Affair in Splash Spring 18
Despite being different languages, English and Latin share a striking number of linguistic similarities. In this class, we will discuss why this is so, focusing first on the two languages' common origin (Proto-Indo-European), and then on their centuries-long contact via French. We will discover the fascinating connection between linguistic and social history, and learn how defeat on an English battlefield forever changed how we speak today.


English and Latin: A 'Romantic' Affair in Sprout Fall 17
Despite being different languages, English and Latin share a striking number of linguistic similarities. In this class, we will discuss why this is so, focusing first on the two languages' common origin (Proto-Indo-European), and then on their centuries-long contact via French. We will discover the fascinating connection between linguistic and social history, and learn how defeat on an English battlefield forever changed how we speak today.


English and Latin: A 'Romantic' Affair in Sprout Fall 16
Despite being different languages, English and Latin share a striking number of linguistic similarities. In this class, we will discuss why this is so, focusing first on the two languages' common origin (Proto-Indo-European), and then on their centuries-long contact via French. We will discover the fascinating connection between linguistic and social history, and learn how defeat on an English battlefield forever changed how we speak today.