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The most difficult language...

Started by ddeubel. Last reply by Beatriz Lupiano Dec 31, 2009. 3 Replies

Here's an article from this week's Economist. Though I seldom agree with the writers there (mostly because they are so libertarian) - I love the intelligence and wit of their writers and so usually…Continue

Tags: linguistics, language

Language of the love :)

Started by Gražina. Last reply by Ellen Pham Dec 16, 2009. 6 Replies

Why french is named the " language of the love " ???because the pronunciation is romantic, isn't it? I think it's the nasal vowels that sound very nice to us. The intonation is very pleasing too. And…Continue

Tags: italian, romance, german, english, love

WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT LANGUAGE?

Started by ddeubel. Last reply by Amal Ibrahim Dec 3, 2009. 5 Replies

Outline here your own interest in language - whether that be academic or layman, philosophical or research based. What questions about language really tickle your fancy, stimulate and interest…Continue

Language as a map

Started by ddeubel. Last reply by Beatriz Lupiano Dec 1, 2009. 1 Reply

Yes, nobody seems to like Semantics but I do! Tim O'Reilly gives a half way good talk about the power of language to create a map and organize experience. Not getting into Wittgenstein but worth a…Continue

Tags: semantics, thinking, language

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THE STUFF OF THOUGHT - STEVEN PINKER

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The most difficult language...

Started by ddeubel. Last reply by Beatriz Lupiano Dec 31, 2009. 3 Replies

Language of the love :)

Started by Gražina. Last reply by Ellen Pham Dec 16, 2009. 6 Replies

WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT LANGUAGE?

Started by ddeubel. Last reply by Amal Ibrahim Dec 3, 2009. 5 Replies

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Comment by ddeubel on January 4, 2009 at 10:40am
A little bit of Fry and Laurie, on linguistics, the "weirdness" of language...


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Comment by Olga on January 10, 2009 at 12:27pm
cultural personality of the speaker expressed through the language he uses.
what concepts are there in the contemprerary thinking

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Comment by ddeubel on August 1, 2009 at 12:42am
Here is a nice series of podcasts on the full spectrum of linguistics. Each is about 30 min in length. Good listening and covers all the basics about language, even if a little too technical and less sociological in emphasis.

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Comment by ddeubel on August 12, 2012 at 10:40pm

I love this article - The Last Distinction by Benjamin Hale. 

It really lays out well the history of trying to teach apes language and what was accomplished and what wasn't. Poses so many questions about language and what is human/not human. 

The last distinction PDF

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