In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Animals, language, killing and death

Waiting for death: a cow behind a barbed wire fence. Photo by yarne fiten on Unsplash.

Are animals objects to be possessed, or are they something more? Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emma Franklin, a linguist whose research explores the language around death, and specifically, the killing of animals. In this podcast, Emma shares her insights into the role of language in determining our relationship with objects, and how it reinforces often arbitrary distinctions between the human and the animal.


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