Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Pinker on language

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Steven Pinker has given a great interview to Guardian Unlimited in which he talks about, among other things, language as a measure of human development and swearing syntaxes (again).

As interesting as the interview is, whenever I hear intellectual discussion about language I can't help but think of that old Fry and Laurie sketch. To listen to the whole interview click here (or download the target file and listen to it later).

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Blogger Tom said...

That's great stuff. I listened to that last night - interesting thoughts on how we automatically make assumptions about the syntax of verbs based on their meaning.

13 November 2007 at 15:37  

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