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Deb Roy: The birth of a word | Video on TED.com

TED Talks MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch...
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Erin McKean redefines the dictionary | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation.
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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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Jay Walker on the world's English mania | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English -- "the world's second language" -- by the thousands.
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Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?
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Jay Walker on the world's English mania | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English -- "the world's second language" -- by the thousands.
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BBC - Podcasts - Documentaries

BBC - Podcasts - Documentaries | Teaching & Learning English | Scoop.it
Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.
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