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Language and the Body


Language and the Body

Language isn't created by a computer, or a brain in a jar. It's created by people using their bodies to interact with each other and the world around them. Since the human body is both the birthplace of language and the instrument through with language is produced and perceived, the structure and content of language are profoundly shaped by specifics of our bodies. In this course we'll explore interactions between language and body, on multiple timescales: how people with different kinds of bodies acquire and use language differently, and how interplay between language, gesture, and bodily action can influence the way people think, feel, and learn.

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First two-week Session


1:10 pm-3:00 pm
1:10 pm-3:00 pm