Past Coventry Event: VOL 22

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VOL 22

September 15, 2015
@ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults

For this edition, we'll be delving into language and what it means to communicate. Our chosen title is "Speak 'n' Spell" - what might that mean for you?

What are the origins of language? How do babies learn to talk? What are the connections between speech and writing? How can humans communicate with technology and vice versa? Translation? Linguistics? Psycholinguistics? Metalinguistics? Paralinguistics?

If you'd like to share your Speak 'n' Spell inspired PK with us in 20 slides, each for 20 seconds -  please get in touch!

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Word Routes

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Andrew Saffrey talks us through how words come to mean what they do and gives us a tour round the UK to do so.

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20 Favourite Words

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Lee Kemp joins us from Birmingham and takes us through his favourite 20 words from other languages that describe things we would use a sentence to tell someone about.

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Why Translators are Cool

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Angela Dickson tries her best to convince us that she is amongst one of the most important (and cool) people on the planet. Who are we to disagree? ;o)

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The Language of Football

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Super Sub Lisa S returns to PK Coventry to talk about the very special way football fans's not all shouting and beer. 

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From Speaking to Spelling

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

“You need to sing nursery rhymes, play I spy, make up stories and read books together; What children know about their spoken language affects how quickly they learn to read or write”

In From Speaking to Spelling from PechaKucha Night Coventry’s 22nd Volume, Researcher Helen Breadmore speaks of the interconnectedness between spoken and written language. In young children, because the learning process typically undergoes a particular pattern, one can learn a lot from the pattern of their mistakes.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 1, 2016.

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Talking Books

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Bookbinder Rosie talks about how the how the human urge to record information led to writing and then to invention of books. How they were improved - and then stayed the same for 1000s of years...because they are perfect!

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Memories of Far Gosford Street

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Claire Sandys provides a visual, written and audio tour of historic Far Gosford Street.

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The Power of Language : Tell YOUR Story

@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Ross Fisher provides us with an inspirational talk about how everyone should get out there and do a PK talk...or just tell their story to anyone who will listen!

Lee kemp
Director, Vermillion Films in Birmingham
Ross Fisher
surgeon, Sheffield Children's Hospital in Sheffield
Claire Sandys
Heritage Consultant, Self employed in Coventry
Angela Dickson
in Coventry