Who’s banana is it?
Talking is something we do all day long, and luckily, most of the time we understand each other. Sometimes, though one and the same sentence can mean two different things, and that happens more than you might think! For example, if someone says: ‘The man pokes the monkey with the banana’, how do you know if it’s the man or the monkey who is holding the banana? In this demo, you will solve puzzles like this with words, sentences, and hidden meanings, and become a true language scientist!
Researchers involved: Elly Koutamanis, Chantal van Dijk, Gerrit Jan Kootstra, Sharon Unsworth, Judith Selder, Michelle Suijkerbuijk, Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University
6 years and over