Talk about how and why languages change on July 31
THE fascinating story behind why we have moved from one language to thousands around the world is revealed by Dr Peter Grainger from the University of the Sunshine Coast at U3A House on Friday, July 31 at 2pm.
Since combining with the University of the Sunshine Coast, U3A Noosa has enjoyed several talks by its academics opening up even more topics and discussions for members and the public.
Historical linguistics, also called diachronic linguistics, is the scientific study of language change over time.
Previous courses at U3A Noosa on the history of the English language, have been booked out and in this one-off Dr Grainger will discuss observed changes in particular languages, explain how pre-historical languages changed and can be grouped into language families, how and why languages change.
The talk at U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, is open to everyone for $4 which includes afternoon tea.