The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas presents top academics, dangerous ideas and top comedy host, Susan Morrison for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023

In this double show, Chris Cummins explores how linguistics can help us detect lies, and our BM Director Antonella Sorace debates if knowing only one language still possible in today’s world.

  • Politicians, advertisers, social media: everyone is lying to us. Worse, sometimes they're not exactly lying, but they’re misleading us. Dr Chris Cummins explains how linguistics, for once in its miserable existence, can help.
  • Bilingual, trilingual, quadrilingual, pentalingual ... Professor Antonella Sorace asks does your brain change for the better the more languages you know? (And, by the way, do MONOlinguals still exist?).

Date & Time: 17 August 2023, 13:30-14.30

Venue: New Town Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Price: £11.00

Duration: 60 mins

Age: 14 And Above (14+)

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