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Playing With Language

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Syllabus

Where do new words come from? - Marcel Danesi.
How to use rhetoric to get what you want - Camille A. Langston.
One of the most difficult words to translate... - Krystian Aparta.
How interpreters juggle two languages at once - Ewandro Magalhaes.
The pleasure of poetic pattern - David Silverstein.
Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude.
How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) - Katherine Hampsten.
How did clouds get their names? - Richard Hamblyn.
How computers translate human language - Ioannis Papachimonas.
Buffalo buffalo buffalo: One-word sentences and how they work - Emma Bryce.
Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern.
Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor.
The language of lying — Noah Zandan.
How languages evolve - Alex Gendler.
The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke.
Speech acts: Constative and performative - Colleen Glenney Boggs.
Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real languages? - John McWhorter.
Birth of a nickname - John McWhorter.
Shakespearean dating tips - Anthony John Peters.
A brief history of plural word...s - John McWhorter.
Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke.
How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui.
How can you change someone's mind? (hint: facts aren't always enough) - Hugo Mercier.
The race to decode a mysterious language - Susan Lupack.
"Jabberwocky": One of literature's best bits of nonsense.
What happens when you die? A poetic inquiry.
Why do we, like, hesitate when we, um, speak? - Lorenzo García-Amaya.
How to get a word added to the dictionary - Ilan Stavans.

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