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Steven Pinker: Language as a Window (into Ourselves)

3 October 2011 No Comment

Here’s an animated video featuring my favorite linguist, Steven Pinker.  Pinker discusses the “insights we can get into, thoughts, emotions and social relations from words and how we use them.”

Pinker provides a pychologist’s perspective on something we all know –  talk is autobiographical.  Every story in my book, The Art of Talking Back demonstrates how interviews (debates, hearings and so on)  reveal character. That’s why we love to watch them. 

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