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Margalit Fox, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth" | Talks At Google

Margalit Fox, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth" | Talks At Google | cognition | Scoop.it
THE RIDDLE OF THE LABYRINTH, by New York Times writer Margalit Fox, tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language—the race to decipher ...
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At the center of this narrative is an American linguist, Alice Kober, whose major contribution to the decoding of the script is unknown to history because she died before she was able to make the final leap.

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Texts and Tweets: Myths and Realities

Texts and Tweets: Myths and Realities | cognition | Scoop.it
Professor David Crystal, one of the world's leading linguistic experts, challenges the myth that new communication technologies are destroying language.
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Joshua Foer: John Quijada and Ithkuil, the Language He Invented

Joshua Foer: John Quijada and Ithkuil, the Language He Invented | cognition | Scoop.it
Quijada, a fifty-four-year-old former employee of the California D.M.V., spent three decades inventing Ithkuil, an artificial language which is both maximally precise and maximally concise.
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It wasn’t long after he released his manuscript on the Internet that a small community of language enthusiasts began to recognize what Quijada, a civil servant without an advanced degree, had accomplished. Ithkuil, one Web site declared, “is a monument to human ingenuity and design.” It may be the most complete realization of a quixotic dream that has entranced philosophers for centuries: the creation of a more perfect language.

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danijel drnić's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:54 PM

..So ... there are people that can simply be left as they guide you through the amazing world of fantasy adventure with no end and the beginning, in fact I've been thinking about a new letter odosno symbols that zamijenjivali complete dictionaries and actually serve the same need, at the level of communication the entire planet Earth. Always welcome the innovative and creative people.

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Does Speaking in a Second Language Make You Think More, or Feel Less?

Does Speaking in a Second Language Make You Think More, or Feel Less? | cognition | Scoop.it

For all of our capacity for rational, analytical thought, we can have different feelings about the same thing—even make different decisions about it—depending on the language used to talk about it.


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