Language

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

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English is for everybody

Why was a New York Times dialect quiz made by an intern and published in the last days of 2013 one of the most popular articles viewed on the site all year? Here’s a hunch: Beca...

New words — and what they say about us

Maybe two years ago, my sister and I came up with what we thought was a genius term for a photo that someone snapped of themselves on their cameraphone: an “extended arm shot.” ...

Video playlists about Language

Words, words, words

13 talks • 2h 54m
As Wittgenstein wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.