A Journey to the Centre of Sentences

13 April 2015


Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled. Please contact j.garwood@ucl.ac.uk with any questions.

Tuesday May 19



Roberts G08, Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building

'Hello World' in several languages

Sometimes trying to learn a foreign language is like trying to learn a foreign language. Don't worry help is at hand.

Dr Vieri Samek-Lodovici will show how all languages are identical in their fundamental structures and that these structures hold across all languages. Using examples from English and Italian, and treating sentences like chemical formulas, this demonstration will reveal that while the words may be different the fundamental structures are common. It’s counter-intuitive when we consider position and intonation but you’ll be delighted by your innate knowledge of syntactical structures.

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