Linguistics Professors Latest Visit for Innovative Project
Professor Shirley Brice-Heath, from Stanford University and Dr Colleen Cotter based in the UK at Queen Mary's University London came to South Devon for their latest research trip, as part of the Encounters projects Tracking Language and the Making of Chrysalis. Colleen and Shirley are well respected researchers in linguistics and in collaboration with Encounters they are tracking language used over the duration of the Making of Chrysalis to understand how creativity and imagination support people to experience shifts their sense of ecological self and their understanding of living within the Earth’s ecological limits.
As part of their research, Shirley and Colleen spoke with David and Charlie, two of the Chrysalis carpentry volunteers at the Workshop Collaborative's base in Dartington, where they have been busy working on the fittings for the Chrysalis van. They also visited the Chrysalis community make day in Paignton to speak with participants.
We look forward to hearing more from them as this innovative research progresses.