Researcher of the month - Paul De Decker

Dec 10th, 2018

Janet Harron

Researcher of the month - Paul De Decker

Paul De Decker of Department of Linguistics believes we are all researchers to one degree or another.

About the study of #linguistics in particular he says: "Linguistics is one of the most relevant scholarly disciplines for understanding the social world because it deals with the structure of language and society. As a case in point, try living socially without using language of any kind. It can't be done. If you have any curious bone in your body, you're probably thinking about all the ways we are completely dependent on this tool. There's nothing more exciting and fascinating than taking those thoughts seriously and turning them into research questions. Linguists do this everyday."

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