Monthly Archives: December 2011

Listen to yourselves!

Does how we hear ourselves affect how we talk? Shira Katseff, a post-doctoral fellow of the New Zealand Institute for Language Brain and Behaviour at UC, blogs about her current work. Talking is like tightrope walking. At first, getting your … Continue reading

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What is linguistics? A student’s view

What is linguistics? Mark Darbyshire, who has recently graduated from his undergraduate linguistics degree at UC and will start his honours programme next year, blogs his thoughts on the discipline. Language was my dream subject, but I decided to study … Continue reading

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Does the voice we hear affect our opinions about the world?

Does the voice we hear affect our opinions about the world? Andrew MacFarlane, PhD student in Linguistics, blogs about his current research. Each day, we are bombarded with sensory information – falling leaves, bus engines, a chill wind, advertising billboards, … Continue reading

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What is linguistics?

What is linguistics? What does a linguist study? And what can you do with a linguistics degree? One of the first things humans do when we are born is make noise, and, after just a short period of time, our … Continue reading

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