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Do Infants Understand Others as Mental Agents and Communicate Meaningfully Before They Acquire Language?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
How do humans understand each other? One unique aspect is the evolution of more than six thousand languages on earth. In order to use language meaningfully a certain social cognitive infrastructure is needed. This infrastructure turns out to be prior to the acquisition of language in humans. The research presented...
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How Can Literary Works Help Us to Understand the Politics of Migration?
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The island of Mayotte forms part of the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean. While Mayotte is part of France and the EU, other islands of the archipelago like Grande Comore and Anjouan are not. In this video, REMI TCHOKOTHE analyzes the tensions that this situation has caused, focusing on how they have been ex...
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How Does Late-Victorian Popular Fiction Subvert Scientific Authority?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
In late-Victorian popular fiction, science is often represented in an unorthodox way, for example in the figure of mad scientists, such as Dr Jekyll. At the same time, there was a strong belief in the power of science as a tool for progress. The so-called scientific naturalists were strong and successful advocates...
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How Does Writing Reflect Deep Human Preferences for Certain Shapes?
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Human development is determined by biology and culture. Biologically seen, the history of evolution has brought us certain cognitive biases, whereas our cultural legacy is built through interactions with other people. OLIVIER MORIN pursues research at the intersection of these two legacies and his particular area...
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Stand-up comedy - translation of humour
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presented by Giacinto Palmieri, fl. 2010; produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
This thesis examines the difficulties of translating stand-up comedy material between languages and the importance of humour as a coping mechanism. Humour brings people together, so being able understand each other's humour is important.
presented by Giacinto Palmieri, fl. 2010; produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
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What Are the Lasting Impacts of British Colonization on Language Use in African Societies?
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The lasting effects of colonization on African societies have been long acknowledged. In this video, ERIC ANCHIMBE examines the particular effects of British colonization in Africa, focusing on how people use language in their daily lives to make and refuse offers. Employing methods including discourse completion...
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What Explains the Impact of Popular Chinese Fiction from the Period After the Foundation of the PRC?
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Certain fictional texts written during the seventeen years after the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and before the Cultural Revolution are seen as influential and popular over time. In her research project presented in this video LENA HENNINGSEN investigates which factors lead to said popular...
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Where Did the Japanese Language and Its Speakers Come From?
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One of the most disputed issues in historical-comparative linguistics is the origin of the Japanese language and the question of whether it is related to the Transeurasian languages. MARTINE ROBBEETS has already shown in past research that it is possible to find a small core of evidence that relates Japanese as a...
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Which Features of Language Allow Fiction to Influence People and Their View on Reality?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
By integrating findings from cognitive linguistics, psychology and neurology into literary studies the research presented in this video examines the different uses and effects of language in literature. To get a grasp on the qualities of language that make the influence of fiction possible REMIGIUS BUNIA distingui...
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