Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker
Language as a Window Into Human Nature
Friday, May 28, 2010,
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
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