PERCEPTUAL LANGUAGE IN CHILD-ADULT INTERACTION
While our physiology for perception is largely the same, the way languages encode perception seems astonishingly diverse. How deep do these differences go? The NWO Veni project of Lila San Roque investigates child-adult conversation to discover how, why and when we learn to use perception verbs (e.g. see, taste), and whether this is the same in different cultures. Languages of focus include English and Duna, spoken in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
BRINGING ‘LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND THE SENSES’ TO THE CLASSROOM
As part of the Radboud Science Award, Asifa Majid won in 2015, we received the opportunity to bring our research to the classroom. The goal of this project is to teach children about language, culture, and the senses. More importantly, we work together with school teachers to help children learn how to think like a scientist, so they can carry out their own research projects. This is an initiative of The Science Hub Radboud University (WKRU).