WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents Linguistics with Andrew Behler Oct. 26

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The 2017-2018 WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “Linguistics: Discover the Polyglot in You” presented by Andrew Behler, adjunct instructor at Wenatchee Valley College. The lecture is Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall room 2105 and room 901 in Omak, via ITV. It is free and open to the public.

Studying grammar and spelling can churn stomachs, writes Behler. In this lecture he will talk about why language acquisition can be an exciting process for everyone. He’ll discuss the universal subjects of morphology, syntax, phonetics, phonology, and semantics and how they can be used to find connections between languages.

Behler, an alumnus of Wenatchee Valley College, earned a bachelor's degree in English literature with a minor in linguistics from Western Washington University and a master's degree in English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Central Washington University. He has volunteered and worked with ESL students for 15 years. Since 2010, Behler has been an adjunct instructor at WVC and is currently an educational planner.

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.

The WVC Speaks Lecture Series is sponsored by the WVC Professional Development Committee.