Nick Enfield

Nick Enfield, PhD
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Paul Middlebrooks & Nick Enfield 09 May 2023 • EN

BI 166 Nick Enfield: Language vs. Reality

Support the show to get full episodes and join the Discord community. Check out my free video series about what's missing in AI and Neuroscience Nick Enfield is a professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney. In this episode we discuss topics in his most recent book, Language vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good f

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Paul Meier & Nick Enfield 01 Aug 2022 • EN

Episode 55 (Language Versus Reality)

Paul's guest for August 2022 is Nick Enfield, professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney. Inspired by Nick's 2022 book, "Language Vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists," Paul and Nick discuss how language is not always the best tool for conveying and representing reality. For mo

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Nick Enfield’s book, Language vs. Reality: Why Language is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists (MIT Press, 2022), argues that language is primarily for social coordination, not precisely transferring thoughts from one person to another. Drawing on empirical research, Enfield shows that human lexicons the world over

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