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Feb 3, 2013

The relationship between language and culture for Sherpa speakers

Lauren Gawne writes: Given that the average PhD thesis would take a full day to read aloud, it's no mean feat for a research student to distill the importance of their work

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Lauren Gawne writes:

Given that the average PhD thesis would take a full day to read aloud, it’s no mean feat for a research student to distill the importance of their work into just a couple of minutes. That is what University of Melbourne research student Sara Ciesielski has done in this two minute animated video:

Sara was one of the winners of the PhD Comics two minute thesis competition, which is why her discussion of her research has been so wonderfully animated by Jorge Cham.

Research like Sara’s is important because it shows that there is more than one way to raise a child to speak a language and that there are so many other factors as well.

(In the interest of full disclosure, Sara and I are both based at the University of Melbourne, both work in Nepal and both enjoy sari shopping).

Lauren Gawne —

Lauren Gawne

Lauren is a Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow, currently at NTU Singapore. She works on Tibeto-Burman languages, gesture and LOLcats, but generally not all at once. When not hanging out at Fully (Sic) she can be found at www.superlinguo.com.

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  1. wamut

    That is so effing awesome. Well done Sara! Great vid <3

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