Senior Project Advisor
linguistics, language education, language acquisition, textile arts, weaving, band weaving, grammar, language patterns, linguistic patterns, language teaching, art in the classroom, morphology, phonetics, syntax
In language education, visual arts are sometimes used as a tool to inspire communication and convey cultural concepts. However, limited research has looked into the application of visual arts in the classroom for the exploration of linguistic patterns. Both languages and weavings are complex systems governed by distinct sets of rules, yet they still permit infinite unique productions. This project explores this relationship by presenting five bandweavings, each of which is designed based on the rules and structures of different languages. These weavings show that it is possible to connect art and language through practical, structural methods, not only abstract ones. They serve as tools for thinking about and acquiring knowledge of language and, more broadly, learning and processing patterns.
Bash, Mae, "Verb strings and other weavings: An exploration of grammatical structures, visual arts, and language teaching" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 771.
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