Spencer Hanlin

Teaching Fellow
Spencer Hanlin
Email: shanlin8@bu.edu
Office number: 113
Office address: Linguistics Department, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2019: T 12:20-2, or by appointment

BA, University of Georgia

Spencer received his Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Spanish from the University of Georgia in 2015. He published a senior thesis examining the dynamics of scrambling in Japanese as a syntactic and pragmatic element. Spencer's interests include syntax, language and the internet, lexicography, and language change in the present day. He has studied numerous world languages, including Spanish, French, and Japanese. He is an avid traveler, and has spent time in Spain, France, Italy, and Japan. He enjoys writing, both academic and creative, translation, and film in his free time.


Spring 2019

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S1 Hanlin F 9:05-9:55 WED 212
S3 Hanlin F 11:15-12:05 SAR 300
Study of the fundamental properties that all languages share, and of how languages differ, with respect to structure (sound system, word formation, syntax), expression of meaning, acquisition, variation, and change; cultural and artistic uses of languages; comparison of oral, written, and signed languages. [Prereq: none]
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas:
    • Scientific Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Critical Thinking