How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

 

 

Something lighter today, an intertesting talk by Steven Pinker about language.

How is it that human beings have come to acquire language? Steven Pinker’s introduction to the field includes thoughts on the evolution of spoken language and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar, as well as an exploration of why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.

Source: How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

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