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Language matters

book cover image: language matters

Language matters is not only an unequivocal statement it is the title of a documentary that asks questions such as "What do we lose when a language dies?". 

Adult Spelling Bee in Support of Literacy London!

If you and your friends L-O-V-E words and word games and you have a competitive spirit, you’ll have a great time at this upcoming event.

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge: what makes sentences easy or hard to understand?

Language is widely ambiguous.Structurally "The horse raced past the barn fell" is identical to "The landmine buried in the sand exploded". However, the first sentence is almost impossible to understand whereas the second is easy. Join us on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room A, where Dr. Ken McRae will talk about the aspects of language understanding that explain such differences.

The Art and Science of Saying What You Don't Mean

The Art and Science of Saying What You Don't Mind is the first lecture in the series of four: Mind Your Words: The Science of Human Language. On Thursday, April 7 at 7 pm in Stevenson & Hunt Room A in Central Library, Dr. Albert Katz will talk about commonly used metaphors, sarcasm, the reasons we use them and ways to discern speaker intention. 

The lecture is free, no registration required