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MPI "Language of perception" project featured on Dutch television documentary
The popular science TV programme Labyrint will feature MPI's research project "The Language of Perception", in an episode that explores the nature of language and the importance of linguistic diversity. Asifa Majid and Mark Dingemanse, researchers at MPI's Language and cognition department, talk about their research on language and perception and their fieldwork in Malaysia and Ghana respectively. The episode will be aired on Wednesday, January 25, 20:55 on Nederland 2.
January 24, 2012The use of language is as natural as breathing. Our thinking is dominated by language, and it permeates the way in which we look at the world. Children learn their language almost effortlessly, but scientists have not fully uncovered how children manage to acquire such a complicated system so easily and in so little time.
Labyrint, January 25, 20:55 on Nederland 2.