The Open University

The Language of Lying

Exposing the linguistics of lying

The Linguistics Department at the Open University asks what constitutes a lie within the context of contemporary politics? And in a world increasingly saturated by opinion, whether the media are holding our politicians accountable.


Phillip Seargeant Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, The Open University

'Working with Hamlett Films has been a pleasure. The approach they take to their work is a great blend of the collaborative and creative, and ensures that both the process and end result are of very high quality'

Capturing nuanced subject matter, crossing from linguistics to politics, the film contains a digestible narrative. With unique access to leading contributors we presented a balanced debate, sensitively edited to give students the best possible learning experience. The Language of Lying is nominated for the prestigious MEDEA Awards.

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