Video - Dr Fred Cummins on 'Prayer protest and football - The Puzzles of Joint Speech
Joint Speech is:
* At the centre of highly valued practices & rituals in every human culture
* Accorded the highest significance by practitioners
* A means of enacting collective identity, collective subjectivity
* Entirely invisible under received approaches to language
In this talk, Dr Cummins argues that this practice has much to teach us about our collective selves.