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Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker

Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Grand Ballroom

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker
Harvard University

Language is the main channel in which human beings share the contents of their consciousness. It thus offers a window into human nature. Pinker shows how grammar is a window into cognition, swearing is a window into emotion, and innuendo is a window into social relationships.

 
Subject Area: General

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