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Pilot: The Universal Translator is Now a Reality

Pilot is a small device that sits in the ear and in almost real time can translate English, French, Spanish or Italian. Pilot picks up sound through a microphone and then translates what is said, to play it directly into the ear. The unit will require some form of mobile device that you want to …

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Yestervid: How far back in time could you go and still understand English?

If you had a time machine, how far back could you go and still understand English? AT what point in history would you not be able to understand the English language? If you went back in time to the 1800’s and 1700’s, you’d probably still be okay. This except is from the book ‘Robinson Crusoe’, …

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Published on Oct 6, 2012 Steven Pinker – Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such …

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The Origin of Us – Spread of Humans Ancient African Languages Stone Tools and Cognition

One of the enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series is hosted by the University of California takes a fresh look at the questions of where we come from with a critical examination …

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