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.

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...

Don’t kill your language

The world may want you to speak English to seem “global” or “sophisticated.” Here’s why you should resist. Preserve your mother tongue! Suzanne Talhouk speaks Arabic, her native...
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