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K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident --...

David Crystal – Texts and Tweets: myths and realities

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Professor David Crystal, one of the world's leading linguistic experts, challenges the myth that new communication technologies are destroying language.

History of English

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A look at the history of the English language.

Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think

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On the Same Page: Voices of Berkeley keynote event. Moderated by Geoff Nunberg. Panelists: Scholars Lera Boroditsky and Lily Wong Fillmore; author and Cal alumna Maxine Hong Kingston; actor and Cal alumnus John Cho.

Koko Loves: Conversations with a Signing Gorilla

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In this Stanford University video, Penny Patterson, president and director of research at The Gorilla Foundation, shares her fascinating stories on raising a gorilla named Koko. Learn about how Koko has learned to com...

The power of simple words – Terin Izil

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Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often t...