Stand-up comedy meets Sci-Fi meets Evolutionary Linguistics!
Our speaker, Hannah Little, from the University of the West of England, will speak on the origins of language. This event is a preview for a talk she will be giving at the annual British Science Festival at Hull University this September.
When spoken word leaves no trace, how do we know where it comes from? Drawing on films such as Arrival, Hannah will explore how language – our most powerful tool – can be established from scratch when there is no pre-existing knowledge.