Meet the Writers

Monocle Reads: ‘The Language Game’

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28 April 2022

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Georgina Godwin speaks to Nick Chater, professor of behavioural science at Warwick University Business School, about his new book ‘The Language Game’, co-written with colleague and friend Morten H Christian. The book offers a new theory of language development, arguing that we learn to communicate not with fixed meanings and rules but through the chaotic improvisation and creativity of everyday speech.

28 April 2022

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