The Origins Of Language

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Chris Knight

The Origins Of Language

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 18:30

This is a ZOOM webinar with Chris Knight on the Social Origins of Language. To prepare for it, please view RAG Vimeo here https://vimeo.com/147820097 with Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis of UCL and/or look at Wild Voices here https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/692905 Please register for this event on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-voices-the-extraordinary-story-of-how-language-first-evolved-tickets-102346856202 by April 21, 9 am BST. You will be sent the ZOOM link that day.

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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...

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”.