linguistics

How language transformed humanity

Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation

Hearing hate speech primes your brain for hateful actions

A mark on a page, an online meme, a fleeting sound. How can these seemingly insignificant stimuli lead to acts as momentous as participation in a racist rally or the massacre of innocent worshippers? Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists and philosophers are developing a new theory of language understanding that’s starting to provide answers.

TEC13 Day 01: Dr B Kumaravadivelu - Keynote Address

Prof Dr B Kumaravadivelu from the Department of Linguistics Language Development, San Jose State University, USA, speaks on facing challenges and forging connections through a modular framework for English language teacher education, which consists of five interconnected modules: KARDS -- Knowing, Analysing, Recognizing, Doing and Seeing.