Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Couple of Linguists Sitting Around, Talking.

Here is an interesting conversation between John McWhorter and Ben Zimmer (both of whom are linguists) about, among other things, linguistic "chunking", the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis about the influences of language on thought, language death, Barack Obama's Indonesian chops and the "realism" of the dialogue in Mad Men

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