English Video Conference Series: 'The Power of Language' - 08 June 2016 Stream 4 - 10:30
Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University
Presenter: Dr. Albert Atkin
Date: 08 June 2016
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 11:20am
Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time
Closing Date: Bookings Close 08-Jun-2016
DEC Positions: 20
Non-DEC Positions: 0
KLA Syllabus: Secondary
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: English, Language, Critical Thinking
Event Overview: ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Language is a powerful tool — it can shape the way we think, it can influence the way we behave, and it can change the way we see the world around us. In this lecture we shall look at how and why language has this power, how it can help us to understand ourselves better, and how we can use it to change the world we live in. We shall look at such topics as sound symbolism, euphemism, and core meanings before examining how they influence political debate, advertising, and our perceptions of ourselves.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Before coming to Macquarie University, Albert worked as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Prior to that he studied philosophy in the UK and completed his PhD on sign theory and reference at Sheffield University in 2005. He has written two books and numerous articles focusing on the philosophy of race and racism, language and pragmatism.
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Additional Booking Instructions: Please Note: The presentation will start promptly at 10.30am and conclude by 11.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.
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