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What shall we talk about in Farsi? : Content of everyday conversations in Iran

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Previous empirical studies have suggested that language is primarily used to exchange social information, but our evidence on this derives mainly from English speakers. We present data from a study of natural conversations among Farsi (Persian) speakers in Iran and show that not only are conversation groups the same size as those observed in Europe and North America, but people also talk predominantly about social topics. We argue that these results reinforce the suggestion that language most...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12110-017-9300-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Human Nature Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
423-433
Publication date:
2017-08-15
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EISSN:
1936-4776
ISSN:
1045-6767
Pubs id:
pubs:724147
URN:
uri:7a1a478d-ce6e-41c6-8212-c913726fb669
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uuid:7a1a478d-ce6e-41c6-8212-c913726fb669
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pubs:724147

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