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Programme Catalogue - Details: 2, A Web Of Deceit19960213

Producer: T. WATT

Next in series: 4, REMEMBERING WORDS

Previous in series: HOME, OUR FAMOUS ISLAND RACE

Description

"A Web Of Deceit" Humans have evolved a communication system that has more in common with birdsong than the grunts of our ape cousins.Jean AITCHISON argues that the ultimate goal of language, and clue to its origin, may be lying.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

deceit

language analysis

development of languages

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

16 Jul 1996 21:30-22:00 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Tessa Watt (Producer)

Jean Aitchison (Speaker)

Dafydd Rees (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 4, Remembering Words19960227

Producer: T. WATT

Next in series: 5

Previous in series: 2, A WEB OF DECEIT

Description

Lecture 4: A Web Of Words. How do adult English speakers remember a vocabulary of around 55,000 words? Professor Jean AITCHISON unravels the vast interconnected web of vocabulary and explores how multiple words are stored.

Subject Categories

educational programmes (genre)

science programmes (genre)

language analysis

english language

development of languages

Broadcast history

27 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Jul 1996 21:30-22:00 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Jean Aitchison

Tessa Watt (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-02-10.