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November 7, 2014 Commentator Alva Noë says this humorous video spoof of a sign language interpreter reminds us how little we really know about the communication exchange before our eyes.
President Barack Obama speaks at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg. Standing to his right, Thamsanqa Jantjie gestures as if he is interpreting the speech for the deaf community.
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December 21, 2013 The case of Thamsanqa Jantjie, the "fake" sign-language interpreter at the Mandela memorial, raises lots of interesting questions, says commentator Alva Noë, including some about our perception of language.
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