Speech recognition technology featured at Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)

As companies seek to have faster, better responses in their artificial intelligence (AI) products and customer service, linguists become critical in analyzing and understanding people’s particular speeches and words. With thousands of unique languages in the world, linguistics provides stronger understanding and solutions for things like speech recognition, speech synthesis, automatic translation and machine understanding.

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VIDEO: Linguistics students learn to ‘Act Like a Teacher’

Act Like a Teacher - Former Linguistics 171 student, Jeanette Yeboah-Amoako, teaches a class in her new job at the American English Institute.

Developed by Cheryl Chan, former director of the American English Institute (AEI) at Fresno State, and Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of Linguistics, the “Act Like a Teacher” method goes beyond the theory and coaches students by using theater and acting techniques.

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STARTALK Summer camp introduces children to Mandarin Chinese

STARTALK - Courtesy of NSA Creative Imaging

As Chinese-American relations continue to expand, the necessity for Chinese literacy is at an all-time high. In preparation for students’ future success, the 2019 STARTALK Chinese immersion summer camp introduces young students to the language across the Central Valley.

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Come celebrate ‘Arts in Motion’ with us!

Arts in Motion

The community is invited to celebrate the College of Arts and Humanities’ top students with an afternoon of performances and recognition on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. The event will be followed by a reception in the Phebe Conley Gallery.

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Nolan Trupp, Student of Distinction

Nolan Trupp

With a childhood ambition of becoming a teacher, Nolan Trupp knew he wanted to change people’s lives, but didn’t quite know what he wanted to teach until he took an American Sign Language class at Fresno State. He fell in love with the language and the culture knew he had found his way to change the world.

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Trevor Driscoll, Student of Distinction

Trevor Driscoll

In high school, Trevor Driscoll found the study of foreign language fascinating. While pursuing his English as a foreign language degree at Chico State he took a few linguistic courses which invigorated a passion for the structure of language. After transferring to Fresno State he received his B.A. in Linguistics with an emphasis in teaching ESL and is now regarded as the top student his the master’s program.

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Spend three weeks studying in China

SHANGHAI CHINA skyline

Spend three weeks in Shanghai, the largest cosmopolitan city of China with native Chinese speaking professors in a total immersion environment for learning the Chinese language and culture, interacting with local Chinese students, touring the best of China’s traditional architecture and gardens, museums and galleries, and seeing the amazing development of China’s modernization as part of your experience. Tour Suzhou, an ancient city […]

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Drama-focused program unites future ESL teachers with international high school students

SJMHS drama program students

The innovative after-school program allows teachers to implement creative ways of teaching English through a drama-based context. This 2018 Fall semester, the linguistics department set into motion a brand new program that partners Fresno State’s future Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) teachers with English as a Second Language (ESL) international students at San […]

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