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The Meaning of Linguistics (Part 1)

Season 1, Ep. 3

The episode is about linguistics, from the research of Professor Frederick J Newmeyer, a world-leading scholar on linguistics, and will look at the evolutionary origin of language; ‘The Politics of Linguistics’ (1986); ‘Autonomous linguistics’; how linguistics applies to understanding across cultural and sociological divides and how linguistic forms and grammatical features affect our thinking and conceptualisation.