Alexandra Georgakopoulou/ Daniel Miller/ Rebecca Roache
Conversation plays a vital role in how we represent ourselves and come to understand our own identities. We have more ways to communicate with one another than ever before and, from smart phones to social media, more of those conversations are taking place online. But is there more to this than a mere increase in communication? Do these different channels of communication change the nature of communication itself? And what might all this mean for our sense of self and identity? We explore what philosophy, linguistics, and anthropology can tell us about our distinctly modern conversations.
Professor of Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics, King’s College London
Professor of Anthropology, University College London
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Recorded on 1 November 2021
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