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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

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The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm
The Effect of Language Difference on Group Formation and Social Preference at Bucknell

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This study explores language differences' role in social group formation between international and domestic students at Bucknell University. Are in-groups are formed predominantly by language preference? A survey will be given to a random sample of Residential College students to investigate preferred language in social interactions, and determine the correlation between social interaction and language preferences.  This data will be compared to US census data to analyze whether in-groups are derivative of language in particular areas. If high-conflict areas contain large populations that speak different languages, it would further support the idea that groups are influenced by language preference. 


Williams, Tyler

Languages & Cultures College

avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm EST
118 Coleman