Erli Tang, Class of 2021, has been chosen to be the Major Marshall for Linguistics, with a 3.9 GPA. Erli is a double major in English and Japanese, and has conducted original research on sound change in Shanghainese, her native language.
When asked about why she chose Linguistics, Erli answered “I like how Linguistics research makes statements based on solid evidence or statistics without losing the soft humanity part. It enables me to see and understand the world from many different angles, both scientifically and in the humanities. Besides, Linguistics itself is very fun to learn!”