Social Cognition and Language - The design resources of grammatical diversity

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    Social cognition – the capacity to represent and reason about agents and actions in our social universe – is shaped in quite distinct ways by different languages. This project will carry out the first systematic study of the diverse engineering solutions the world’s languages have evolved for this complex task. Through a broad world-wide sample plus in-depth research on 20 languages of the Pacific Rim, it will build an integrated cross-linguistic model of how social cognition is supported by language, shaping and being shaped by the cultures of its speakers against a background of universal human cognitive abilities. Honeyman and Thiruppugazh? (check names) Transfer of Evans' scholarship funding from Melbourne Uni (2 x PhDs)
    Effective start/end date1/02/081/02/14


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$122,400.00


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