24 minutes | Apr 11, 2019

10: Linguistic diversity in focus – Lauren Gawne

We don’t often think about the gestures that we use when we talk, although you might after listening to this episode. Gestures are a part of language, and like many other areas of language, linguistics provides a way to better understand them, and ourselves. Lauren Gawne is a David Myers Research Fellow in Linguistics, whose research focuses on grammar and gesture in Tibeto-Burman languages. In this episode of Research in Focus, Lauren chats to Lawrie Zion about why we gesture, the need to study a diverse range of languages, and the importance of communicating research. For more on Lauren’s research: https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/l2gawne Research in Focus is a La Trobe University podcast, produced by Lawrie Zion and Lauren Gawne. Support for this podcast comes from La Trobe University’s Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area. This podcast is edited by Margaret Purdam and hosted by Upstart. Music is Bright Future by Silent Partner. Recorded November 27th, 2018.
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