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Language Matters

The Department of Linguistics and Languages would like to invite all those who are interested in language issues to the next lecture in our LANGUAGE MATTERS series. Dr. Ivona Kučerová, Associate Professor of Linguistics, will present her talk on November 3, 2016 at the McMaster Innovation Park (Room 1C & D).

The lecture starts at 6:30 but please join us for coffee and cookies at 6:00.

“Designed by Language”

Abstract: Using examples of naturally evolved and artificially designed writing systems, this talk will discuss how complex language information passed through neural networks is being encoded in a fairly simple linear signal created by the speaker and decoded by the hearer and what it can tell us about language as part of human cognition.