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Futureproof Extra: Universally Recognised Words & Sounds

Understanding words across cultural and linguistic boundaries

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07.28 26 Oct 2021


Futureproof Extra: Universally Recognised Words & Sounds



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07.28 26 Oct 2021


When we’re abroad but don’t know the language, there are some universal gestures we can employ in order to get our message across.

But what about language or sounds?

Can they be universally recognised across borders and cultures?

Aleksandra Ćwiek is a doctoral researcher from the Leibniz-Center General Linguistics in Berlin - she joined Jonathan to discuss the iconicity of sounds and words.

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