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Roly Sussex: The Garden of Language

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Roly Sussex OAM has been explaining language to Australians for many years.  He is the entertaining and much loved host of ABC radio's  "A Word in Your Ear" and writes a regular column "Wordlimit" for the Courier Mail.  No mere populist, he has a PhD in Russian Language from the University of London and is Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies at the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies of the University of Queensland; an expert in the comparative linguistics of European languages; and an honorary life member of Alliance Francaise!

He says "Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and language is at the centre of intellectual, cultural and social activity".  This has led him to insights into pandemic communication (more of that at a later date) and with his medical partner Susan Evans he has been exploring the central role of language in interdisciplinary studies particularly around communication and pain.

So come along and in our usual BD FTC fashion be intrigued, entertained and educated by Roly's eclectic insights into the way we communicate.

Update from Roly on title and subject:
"The Garden of Language, or how a linguist does disciplines. I’ll be talking inter alia about pain, but the entry point is where linguistics sits as a discipline and how it relates to other disciplines."

What: Roly Sussex on The Garden of Language
When: 5.30pm for 6-7 (+) pm on Tue 2nd August 
: Usual congenial inner south location, details to ticket holders
: Pay forward or what you can afford. Light food and drinks provided - cost price is around $30

First Tuesday Club General

Light food and drinks available throughout around the big table. Arrive from 5.30pm to meet and catch up with TBD people. Guests are free to leave from 7pm but the discussion always continues. Usual location to be detailed on confirmation emails.

Attendance is normally limited to 14 people which is about the maximum for everyone to have a say and maintain a single discussion. Discussions are not recorded and of course The Brisbane Rule applies. In some cases, the Chatham House Rule may be invoked. First Tuesday provides a safe space for free speech from differing perspectives.

"Pay forward or what you can afford" to keep FTC self-sustaining and contributing a little to The Brisbane Dialogues, with student and young grad volunteers and interns (and former speakers and valued sponsors) very welcome to enjoy a freebie.

Note that FTC is a private series for active volunteers, interns, supporters and partners of The Brisbane Dialogues. Email us if you would like to be involved, or would like to bring a guest who is.

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