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  • 06:00 Bernstein, The greatest 5 min. in music education

    Bernstein, The greatest 5 min. in music education

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    This amazing lecture series (The unanswered Question ), is actually an interdisciplinary overview about the evolution of Western European classical music from Bach through the 20th century crisis and beyond a bit . Mr. Bernstein uses linguistics namely Ch

  • 04:42 The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can

    The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can

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    The Winograd schema is a language test for intelligent computers. So far, they're not doing well. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's podc

  • 04:36 : The Most Common Vowel in English

    : The Most Common Vowel in English

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    "Schwa" is the most common vowel in English. Every English speaker uses it, all the time, but most people have never heard of it. Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at http://lingthusiasm.com/Gretchen's book

  • 03:52 Ogham is an old Irish scrip ᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜

    Ogham is an old Irish scrip ᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜

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    Ogham is an old Irish script made by carving notches into stones. It fell out of use more than a millennium ago - but it's an interesting exception to a linguistics and computer-science rule that I'd never even realised existed. Let's talk about the Ogham

  • 02:50 Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

    Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

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    Thanks to the University of Minnesota for sponsoring this video! http://twin-cities.umn.edu/Learning a new language as an adult is harder than doing so as a child because adults usually arent as invested and often use the wrong strategies.Thanks also to o

  • 03:55 How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry

    How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry

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    Have you ever wondered how products get their names? Swiffer, BlackBerry, Febreze, Dibs, Dasani– all these brands have one thing in common. They are products named by a small firm in Sausalito, California, called Lexicon Branding. The firm, founded by Dav

  • 04:22 Which Is "Bouba", and Which Is "Kiki"?

    Which Is "Bouba", and Which Is "Kiki"?

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    Sooner or later, I was going to get around to this: it's one of the most famous experiments in linguistics. • Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast has an episode all about this: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/175127434871

  • 04:34 What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

    What is a sentence? | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A sentence is a grammatically complete idea. All sentences have a noun or pronoun component called the subject, and a verb part called the predicate. David and Paige explore this division across several different example sentences. Watch the next lesson:

  • 05:07 Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Complex sentences are simple sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot them and use them in this video. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/syntax/v/compound-comple

  • 05:05 Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Parallel structure | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Parallel structure isn’t a set rule, but more of a stylistic choice: it helps sentence elements maintain a pattern. This is a very special episode because it’s Paige’s last video with us as a KA intern! We will miss having Paige as a contributor to the Gr

  • 07:04 Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Independent clauses can stand on their own as sentences, but dependent clauses can’t. We’ll take a closer look at what this means. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dependent-and-independent-clauses Wat

  • 04:53 Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject-verb agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Agreement is the art of making sure that sentence parts agree with one another; you want to make sure that your subjects and verbs match up. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/subject-verb-agreement Watc

  • 04:14 Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Compound-complex sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Compound-complex sentences are compound sentences with dependent or subordinate clauses added to them. Paige and Rosie explain how to spot and use them. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/complex-and-compound-com

  • 02:50 Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Exclamations | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    An exclamation is a sentence that expresses great emotion! David and Paige covered declarative, interrogative, and imperative sentences; now they tackle a fourth type of sentence that ends in an exclamation mark. Find out more! Watch the next lesson: http

  • 04:19 Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Dangling modifiers | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A modifying word or phrase “dangles” when it doesn’t apply to the word it’s supposed to modify. Learn how to spot and fix this problem! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/dangling-modifiers/ Watch the ne

  • 03:32 Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Three types of sentence | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Three essential types of sentence are declarative sentences (which are statements), interrogative sentences (which are questions), and imperative sentences (which are orders). Join us as we give examples of each! Practice this yourself on Khan Academy rig

  • 04:29 Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Simple and compound sentences | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains more than one! Put another way: a simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate, but a compound sentence contains more than one subject and more than one predicate. Pract

  • 04:38 Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A run-on sentence doesn’t separate any of its independent clauses with the punctuation that it needs, and a comma splice incorrectly separates two independent clauses with a comma, instead of a comma-and-coordinating-conjunction. Practice this yourself on

  • 03:48 Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Recognizing fragments | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A sentence fragment is a chunk of language that hasn’t made it all the way to being a working sentence; it might be missing a verb, or there might not be a subject. Learn how to turn a fragment into a sentence in this video! Practice this yourself on Khan

  • 04:07 Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Pronoun-antecedent agreement | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    An antecedent is “the thing that came before”. When you use a pronoun, it’s standing in for a word you used previously—that’s the antecedent. Join us as we demonstrate how to make sure that your pronouns and antecedents match up with one another: that’s c

  • 02:34 Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subjects and predicates | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A subject is the noun or pronoun-based part of a sentence, and a predicate is the verb-based part that the subject performs. Let’s explore how that works in context. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/syntax/e/id

  • 05:57 Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A phrase is any collection of words that behaves like a part of speech, like a noun phrase (“my brother Stu”), an adjectival phrase (“in a different shade of blue”), or an adverbial phrase (“with elegance and tact”). A clause is any noun phrase plus a ver

  • 04:44 Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A relative pronoun is a word like “that” or “which” or “who”, so a relative clause is a clause that begins with a relative pronoun. In the sentence “The dragon who breathed blue fire has retired,” “who breathed blue fire” is a relative clause. Learn more

  • 1:01:45 Information, Evolution, And Intelligent Design - With Daniel Dennett

    Information, Evolution, And Intelligent Design - With Daniel Dennett

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    Daniel Dennett explores the first steps towards a unified theory of information, through common threads in the convergence of evolution, learning, and engineering. Subscribe for regular science talks: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The concept of information i

  • 04:43 Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

    Subject, direct object, and indirect object | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    A subject is the noun phrase that drives the action of a sentence; in the sentence “Jake ate cereal,” Jake is the subject. The direct object is the thing that the subject acts upon, so in that last sentence, “cereal” is the direct object; it’s the thing J

  • 04:31 why typing like this is sometimes okay.

    why typing like this is sometimes okay.

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    Language changes over time, and that's fine. Time for a dose of descriptivism, as the Language Files return. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Writte

  • 03:18 How Do You Actually Understand Language?

    How Do You Actually Understand Language?

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    Language is fascinating, but how do we really understand it? Check Out Reina Scully's Channel! ►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtWdodDSWt8 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/SubLifeNoggin | Get your exclusive Life Noggin merch: http://keeponthinking.co Support

  • 03:20 Popular Are You Tricked By These Optical Illusions?

    Are You Tricked By These Optical Illusions?

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    Fooled by these optical illusions? Don't feel bad, it's normal. Watch more: How Can You Control Your Dreams? ►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU14JY3x81A&index=8&list=PL8L0MzSk_V6JtEDRfRMyb6rFd1acqYSlO Subscribe: https://bit.ly/SubLifeNoggin | Get your

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  • 04:03 How Many Languages Are There?

    How Many Languages Are There?

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    The answer is, of course, a bit more complicated than you might think. Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast has an episode all about this: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/154520059101/lingthusiasm-episode-1-speaking-a-single-la

  • 02:32 The Similarity Trap

    The Similarity Trap

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    Try Squarespace for free: http://squarespace.com/MinuteEarth And subscribe to MinuteEarth! http://goo.gl/EpIDGd As we try to figure out the evolutionary trees for languages and species, we sometimes get led astray by similar but unrelated words and traits


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