TEDxUofM · 17:13 · Filmed Mar 2014
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「hangry」「defriend」「adorkable」 などの俗語は、たとえ辞書に載っていなくても、英語という言語の意味における重大な不足を補っていると言えます。結局のところ、どの語を辞書に収録するか決めているのは誰なのでしょう?歴史言語学者のアン・カーザンは、辞書作りの舞台裏にいる人たちに目を向け、彼らが絶えず行っている選択を魅力的に紹介してくれます。

Language historian
English professor Anne Curzan actually encourages her students to use slang in class. A language historian, she is fascinated by how people use words—and by how this changes. Full bio
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