What do you need? A bit of TPRS, perhaps?
Dipping your toes into something new
|Mike Harrison in action. This room was assigned this year |
to all my favourite presenters (including myself)
- Ask students what they would like to do differently
Welcome to the jungle
- embodied - metaphorical language we use is closely linked to our physical experience of the world, e.g. the choice of particles in phrasal verbs: things are looking UP, grow UP, prices went UP etc.
- embedded - how language is embedded in the physical world, i.e. it is developed, applied in and adapted for context, e.g. how by “mirroring” other people we accommodate to our interlocutors and adapt our language accordingly, e.g. I switch between “flat” and “apartment” depending whether my interlocutor is British or American
- extended - our body is used to help us organise our thoughts, for example, we use gestures when we talk on the phone although our interlocutor cannot see us, which goes to show that gestures are not accompaniments but rather components of speech.
Overall, a very satisfying conference again - my third and I thought, probably, last year in a row but then I found out that next year's one falls on my birthday again - like last year!