Linguistics: The Birth of a Word

Fascinating insight into language acquisition from Deb Roy

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A MUST SEE for Language Teachers!

Uploaded on Mar 14, 2011

http://www.ted.com 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 “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.” Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.

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