Karina Galperin:
Should we simplify spelling?

TEDxRiodelaPlata · 16:13 · Filmed Sep 2015
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How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell — is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions? Literary scholar Karina Galperin suggests that it may be time for an update in the way we think about and record language. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

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Karina Galperin studies the culture, language and literature of early modern Iberia. Full bio
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