Life sentence (TEFC)

United Kingdom, 1980

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Episode number 6 of Series “The Real thing”.
Part 6 of a series examining the latest research into the workings of the human brain. This film considers language and human use of it, noting how the meaning of a word can be changed by altering the pitch of the spoken word; how incorrect sentences can be corrected by the listener or the receiver of the information; how the use of grammar can change the information; how the use of grammar can change the meaning of words; and how many different concepts and associations can surround the use of one word, eg cat or girl. Suitable for upper secondary and tertiary levels.



Mick Jackson

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British Broadcasting Corporation







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United Kingdom
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Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Grammar

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and languages

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Speech

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Brain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Speech

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human information processing

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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