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Rome fell in the year 476. The microphone wasn’t invented until the 1870’s. That’s quite a gap. And yet we still know how the old Romans pronounced their Latin. Prove it? Okay! Catholic school. Literature class. My teacher is Father, uh… let’s call him Father F. A fellow language-head himself, Father F has a much

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the LangFocus channel, and my name is Paul. Today we are going to talk about the language of pigeons. Not funny, bro. Sorry, I know that joke isn’t very good, but that’s all I’ve got. Today, I’m going to talk about some special kind of languages, called Pidgins and Creoles. You’ve

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It turns out that in some languages out there, people sing when they speak! So how does that work? When you think of the sounds that you put together to make a word, vowels and consonants come to mind. And that’s good. Usually. But to build words in tonal languages like Hausa or Mandarin, you

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Obviously, animals can talk. If they couldn’t, would we name social chat services after them? When we say “animals”, we’re not usually talking about humans. We have this intuition that humans are very different from the rest of nature. If we are so special, the search is on for what makes us special. The first

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A wealthy civilization once spread across Italy, founded ancient cities and may have left us words like “person” and “Rome” and even the alphabet. The Romans? No, no, not them. I mean an earlier people whose language was almost lost to us. Almost… but not quite. Let me take you back to Egypt in the

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I want you to take a look at this baby. What you’re drawn to are her eyes and the skin you love to touch. But today I’m going to talk to you about something you can’t see. What’s going on up in that little brain of hers. The modern tools of neuroscience are demonstrating to

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What is language? Language is one of the defining features of what it means to be human. As the philosopher Rene Descartes once said there is no other animal however perfect unfortunately situated that can put words together in a manner to convey their thoughts All animals communicate of course but the way they communicate

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Hello everyone. Welcome to the Langfocus channel and my name is Paul. Today we’ll be answering the question “How are British English and American English Different?” – one of the most commonly asked questions by learners of English. And hopefully native speakers of English will learn a thing or two from this video as well.

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So let’s talk about magic. When you want to make something happen using just your will, it helps to know the proper incantations. Speaking the right syllables at the right time can transform bachelors into husbands, students into graduates, and suspects into convicts, and even change reality as you know it. As you’ll see, we

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Hi, I’m Michael Corayer and this is Psych Exam Review. At the end of the unit on learning theory we started to see situations where the behaviorist explanation for learning didn’t quite work. There’s types of learning that it doesn’t really apply to. So we saw this with latent learning and the idea of cognitive

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