Monday, February 21, 2011

Cunning Linguistics

The RSA has done an awesome animation of a Steven Pinker lecture on "indirect speech acts". Sounds fancy, but it's really a simple concept and beautifully illustrated by this video.

If you are a student of linguistics, this should be especially interesting, but either way you're in for a treat.



(RSA YouTube)

19 comments:

  1. It's look easy when PRO do it .. :D very good video :P

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  2. Cool video!

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  3. really awesome video man i loved it

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  4. It would be awesome if I received an amazon giftcard in my email...

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  5. great edutainment! i love the TED lectures. happy to find out about these RSA animations =]

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  6. Cool video man


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  7. wow this is really great. It's interesting how if I was just listening to this guy speak I would be bored in like a minute or two, but with the illustration going along with it it holds my interest for the entire video!

    Also, whoever is doing the illustrating is crazy talented!

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  8. I've never heard of RSA animations.....Gonna have to look some more up!

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  9. why not just draw some cunnilingus

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  10. That was awesome, glad I watched it all.

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  11. I lveo these videos from the RSA

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  12. This is a really awesome series of videos and everyone should probably check them out. They'll make you much smarter.

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  13. That was very cool and interesting. Thanks.

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  14. This is brilliant!
    Pinker sounds a lovely guy too, I particularly like his casual leaning over speech bubbles:)

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