Language

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of language.

Video playlists about Language

Talks for people who love words

12 talks • 2h 28m
As Wittgenstein wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds.

How language changes over time

7 talks • 1h 36m
Language isn’t set in stone. It changes all the time -- and in turn, our language changes us. These talks explore how new words come to be.

Fascinating history

12 talks • 2h 53m
Be transported through the centuries with these talks for your inner (and outer) history buff.

Talks on ancient languages

7 talks • 1h 26m
Take a step back in time and discover the history of humanity’s most fundamental building block.
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Exclusive articles about Language

What making music does to your brain

What’s it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and science. Music is the most com...

Want to be an artist? First, go a little nuts

Your guide to running a mad dash into creative life. Korean novelist Young-ha Kim (TED Talk, Be an artist, right now) understands if you’re too busy, too tired or too flat-out d...
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