Language and Human Nature

January 18, 2013

Prashant Sachdeva

“If you could come to today’s UDLS, it would be awesome”. Is this sentence requesting your presence at the UDLS or just musing about the possibility of this happening? We will see why language is so often used indirectly when both parties understand the context clearly and what this has to say about human nature. (And it would indeed be awesome, if you could come to UDLS today.)