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Cînd e un cuvînt „real”?

TEDxUofM · 17:13 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Am putea susține că termenii argotici precum „hangry”, „defriend” sau „adorkable” umplu goluri semantice importante ale limbii engleze, chiar dacă nu figurează în dicționar. Dar la urma urmei cine anume decide care cuvinte sînt lăsate să intre în fortăreața dicționarului? Anne Curzan, profesor de istorie a limbii, ne oferă o privire fermecătoare asupra oamenilor din spatele dicționarelor și asupra alegerilor pe care le fac ei necontenit.

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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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