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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Words, words, words
…(10 short talks curated by TED)
As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language means the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.
Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown?
John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!
Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal
Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden: What we learned from 5 million books
Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration
Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity
Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography
Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon!
Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered culture
Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!
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