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Sociolinguistics

Language: More Than Just Words

Robin Lakoff | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Robin Lakoff

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo"Water" is the simplest kind of word to learn how to use, a concrete noun. So it's not surprising that such words are normally the first a child learns. But more intriguing -- and much less studied -- is the question of how we learn other kinds of words.