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Sydney Ideas - Does language control us?

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Wallace Theatre

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University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Language is sometimes viewed as a window on the mind, but it is equally a tool, a weapon, or perhaps most accurately: a remote control device. Are we controlled by language?

In this event, we bring together a linguist, psychologist, and political thinker to examine the ways in which speaking is more than saying something to people, but actually acting upon them.

Our speakers will consider questions such as: Does hate speech hurt our brains? Are words like a virus? Are we slaves to language? Can speaking be violence?

Join us for this fascinating conversation, to mark the launch of the Sydney Centre for Language Research (SCLR), a new multidisciplinary initiative at the University of Sydney.

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