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The most important language you will EVER learn | Poet Ali | TEDxOrangeCoast

The most important language you will EVER learn | Poet Ali | TEDxOrangeCoast

Translator: Alina Siluyanova Reviewer: Denise RQ How many languages do you speak? It’s not a rhetorical question. I’d like everyone to take a moment and get a number in your head. How many languages do you speak? Some of you Read more…


How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

Okay, now I don’t want to alarm anybody in this room, but it’s just come to my attention that the person to your right is a liar. (Laughter) Also, the person to your left is a liar. Also the person Read more…


Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal

Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal

This is a picture of Maurice Druon, the Honorary Perpetual Secretary of L’Academie francaise, the French Academy. He is splendidly attired in his 68,000-dollar uniform, befitting the role of the French Academy as legislating the correct usage in French and Read more…


Music as a Language: Victor Wooten at TEDxGabriolaIsland

Music as a Language: Victor Wooten at TEDxGabriolaIsland

Translator: Eren Özbay Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you very much. It’s true I was born into a band; very literally, I mean that literally. When I was born, my four older brothers who were already playing music, knew that they Read more…


How language generates your world and mine: Chalmers Brothers at TEDxBocaRaton

How language generates your world and mine: Chalmers Brothers at TEDxBocaRaton

Translator: Alina Siluyanova Reviewer: Denise RQ We speak ourselves into the world. We speak ourselves into transformation, or not. Into new possibilities and new results for ourselves, or not. TED is about ideas worth spreading, I believe it’s also about Read more…


How the language you speak affects your thoughts

How the language you speak affects your thoughts

Let us begin with a scenario. You are standing next to a six-year-old boy in Pormpuraaw, an isolated Aboriginal community in Australia. When you ask him to point north, he points precisely and without hesitation. Your compass says he’s right. Read more…


Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

On June 12, 2014, precisely at 3:33 in a balmy winter afternoon in São Paulo, Brazil, a typical South American winter afternoon, this kid, this young man that you see celebrating here like he had scored a goal, Juliano Pinto, Read more…


The secret language of trees – Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard

The secret language of trees – Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard

Most of the forest lives in the shadow of the giants that make up the highest canopy. These are the oldest trees, with hundreds of children and thousands of grandchildren. They check in with their neighbors, sharing food, supplies, and Read more…


Saving endangered languages through music: Susanna Zaraysky at TEDxSantaCruz

Saving endangered languages through music: Susanna Zaraysky at TEDxSantaCruz

Translator: Joey Wong Reviewer: Reiko Bovee There’s a death row for languages, and it has three thousand prisoners. In the United States, we’ve lost 55 languages since 1997. And we have another 170 languages at risk of extinction. Worldwide, we Read more…


Indigenous Language Revitalization | April Charlo | TEDxUMontana

Indigenous Language Revitalization | April Charlo | TEDxUMontana

[applause] – Do you remember when you first entered into the world? Because I don’t, and I’m sure you all don’t either. But when we enter into the world, we are basically a clean slate. We are empty of all Read more…