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The Secrets of Learning a New Language: Lýdia Machová (Transcript)

Lýdia Machová, a language mentor, teaches people how they can learn any language by themselves. In this upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it. Here is the full text of her TED talk titled “The …

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How Language Shapes the Way We Think: Lera Boroditsky (Transcript)

 Lera Boroditsky – Cognitive scientist  So, I’ll be speaking to you using language because I can. This is one of these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones and hisses …

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What You Didn’t Know About Language Barriers: Roxanne Pomerantz at TEDxBGU (Transcript)

How many of you can speak more than one language? Now, keep your hands up if you can speak more than two. And how about three? Very impressive! But did you know that you actually could have easily learned 25 languages? It’s true. This is a natural human phenomenon that any normal child born anywhere …

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The Language of Lying: Noah Zandan (Full Transcript)

“Sorry, my phone died.” “It’s nothing. I’m fine.” “These allegations are completely unfounded.” “The company was not aware of any wrongdoing.” “I love you.” We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day, and we spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect them, from medieval torture devices to polygraphs, blood-pressure and …

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The Power of Language: Madura Katta at TEDxYouth@Edmonton (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Madura Katta’s TEDx Talk: The Power of Language at TEDxYouth@Edmonton conference.  Last summer in India, I volunteered at a school for the mentally challenged, where I met a 16 year old girl who was too petrified to utter a single word the entire time I was there. I …

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Aimee Ansari: How to Change the World Through Language Whilst Sitting on Your Sofa (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Aimee Ansari’s TEDx Talk: How to Change the World Through Language Whilst Sitting on Your Sofa at TEDxYouth@Bath conference.    Aimee Ansari – Executive Director of Translators without Borders Just over a year ago, I watched a child die. I was working for a major aid organisation in South Sudan, responding …

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