ESP Biography

MASOUD JASBI, Stanford PhD student in linguistics

Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study how humans learn and interpret language - how languages encode our thoughts and how we learn to communicate using language. My teaching focuses on linguistics as well as the role of language in critical thinking.

Past Classes

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H5544: Lab in Critical Thinking: The Language of Fake and Biased News in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
This course introduces students to the basics of critical thinking and focuses on applying these basics to the language of news pieces. We cover the linguistic features of fake and biased news. Class exercises emphasize the ability to detect sources of bias in a text and be able to analyze the news piece into the main claims, supporting evidence, and background assumptions. The course also discusses practices that help us reduce bias and falsehood in our own reports and thinking.