Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Video on Direct/Indirect Language

RSA Animate is a wonderfully creative resource that provides sketch visualizations of interesting talks and lectures.  I recently watched this one by noted linguist Stephen Pinker, discussing what we would refer to as "indirect and direct" language and social relationships.  It is well worth a look and would perhaps be worth using in segments if you work with adult clients that have high-level social pragmatic issues. Summer food-for-thought!


  1. Thanks so much for posting this great resource. Excellent lecture- THANKS for sharing. Really shows the complexity of language and social relationships. No wonder many students with ASD and other social communication disorders have trouble figuring out 'neurotypicals'

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