Awkward silences, crickets, eyes searching for the exit. A first date is often uncomfortable.
Awkward silences, crickets, eyes searching for the exit. A first date is often uncomfortable.

Awkward Silences and Other Conversational Discomfort

Thursday 7 March 2024, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Dutch lecture and conversation

Painful silences, crickets, eyes searching for the exit. A first date is often uncomfortable. Participants in verbal courtship rituals search for words and hunt for common ground. Few situations showcase how conversations work—or don't—as well. Using scenes from the TV program 'First Dates,' language scientist Wyke Stommel analyzes why conversations can be so cringe and awkward. Come listen and learn about the hidden system beneath conversations."

This lecture and conversation is in Dutch. Visit the Dutch page.

 

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When
Thursday 7 March 2024, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Speaker
Linguistics scholar Wyke Stommel
Registration deadline