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The Origins and Evolution of Language | Michael Corballis | TEDxAuckland

Nearly everybody can communicate, and most do so through some form of language, and yet the question of where language came from is one of the most difficult questions in science. Psychologist and author, Michael Corballis explores the many theories … Continue reading

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Why languages and dialects really are different animals

Admirers of Josip Broz Tito from all over the former Yugoslavia convene in Belgrade on the occasion of the late marshal’s birthday. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty   Søren Wichmann is a Danish linguist affiliated with Leiden University in the Netherlands, Kazan … Continue reading

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Etymology and surprising origins of words

Learn about etymology, the study of word origins and derivations in historical linguistics, and the influence of a Proto-Indoeuropean (PIE) language in the formation of modern languages in Europe, Russia, and Asia. Highlighted is how etymologists have come up with … Continue reading

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Gravity of language on thoughts | Panos Athanasopoulos | TEDxUniversityofMacedonia

Panos Athanasopoulos’ research programmes seek to understand how people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds communicate and perceive the world around them, focusing on how we see colours and objects, and how we experience motion and time. It is often … Continue reading

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Study Links Ancient Cave Drawings and Language Origins

Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls. Source: Study Links Ancient Cave Drawings and Language Origins

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