Julio Villa-García & Francisco Martín Miguel (University of Oviedo): "Lessons from linguistics: putting the science of language to use"
|Starts:||16:00 23 Feb 2022|
|Ends:||17:30 23 Feb 2022|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Julio Villa-García, Francisco Martín Miguel|
In this talk, we argue that knowledge of linguistics can be extremely useful, particularly for language experts (teachers, translators, etc.). Far from the preconceived idea that a linguist is a scientist locked in their ivory tower, we show that linguistics has far-reaching applications even within the realm of academia. The talk begins by presenting some general aspects of the scientific study of language, and then moves on to investigate some of the domains where knowledge of linguistics can save the day. The data discussed show how linguistic science possesses powerful conceptual tools capable of shedding light on language processes that speakers carry out automatically and unconsciously, phenomena that, at first sight, have no apparent explanation.
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Role: Senior Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics and Syntax
Organisation: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchestert
Francisco Martín Miguel
Organisation: University of Oviedo
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