Monday, April 7, 2008

Steven Pinker on the psychology of language: veiled threats and requests

Attempting to spark some inspiration for a presentation I'm preparing, I spent the afternoon watching more of the TED Talks videos, and I came across yet another fantastic talk from Steven Pinker. This one is on his specialty topic - psycholinguistics. Very interesting, very accessible. (And at no point in the talk does he mistake anyone's gender). Take a look:

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