The Linguistics Club in St. Kilian’s was established in 2009 for Junior and Senior students. We solve puzzles in languages we don’t know!
Some of the languages can be well known languages like Basque or much less well known languages such as Manam, an Austronesian language. Our aim is to participate in the All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) and finally in the International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) which are held every year in a different country. Every participating country sends 4 students to the ILO. Ireland has taken part in the competition since 2009 and one of our students, Imogen Grumley Traynor, has represented our country twice, first in 2010 and then in 2012! (For further information check www.cngl.ie/ailo).
What is needed? An interest in languages, their development and structure, and some logical thinking. It is also good fun! Talk to Dr. Baum-Sheridan for more information.
Sprachen sind das Tor zur Welt – Languages are the Gateway to the World