Doing Things With Questions: Linguistc Anthropology And Refugee Studies

Evening talk

Helena Tuzinska

Doing Things With Questions: Linguistc Anthropology And Refugee Studies

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 18:30

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

This is a ZOOM Webinar with Helena Tužinská. You are invited to view her previous RAG Vimeo here https://vimeo.com/276056479 or read "Doing things with questions" https://uniba.academia.edu/HelenaTužinská Please sign up to eventbrite here by June 2, 10 am, to be posted the Zoom link that day https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-anthropology-tickets-102893170242?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=fullLink&fbclid=IwAR0dkcGARAsw0H7XuPM9onWC3UA3YHO5I93GmqAUV7zO-XZtrk_TD9FDhRo All people are interpreters. None of them can be perceived as a neutral catalyst. Such expectations are incompatible with current understandings of how language works. Listening skills have spatial qualities. Appreciating the whole range of the communicative continuum is „the new normal“ (Lewis). Listening to the lands of interlingual and intra-lingual complexity is just a part of healing justice. Let's unlearn the self-evident. Culturally sensitive interpreting cannot be Slavo-centric, Anglo-centric, Euro-centric or centered on any other language axis. In a multilingual environment it is crucial to form an institutional space for the acknowledgement of diversity of meanings. Interpreting and interpretation is an inseparable part of the process in which people, paraphrasing John L. Austin and John Searle “do things with questions”.

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