Night of discoveries

Language and time all over the world

How do people on the other side of the world experience time? And what traces of that perspective are visible in language? Het Taalmuseum presented a program in Old School during the annual Nacht van Ontdekkingen (Night of Discoveries) on 18 September 2018. The Leiden language researchers Jeroen Wiedenhof, George Saad and Maarten Mous showed how people in China, East-Indonesia and Africa talk about time.

Foto: George Saad