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Analyze the impact of language changes.

Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do your OMGs and LOLs have you sometimes srsly forgetting how to write in proper English? If so, you may not be alone. Texting is on the rise, and changing the ways people interact with language. For some high schoolers today, abbreviations like those above have likely been a part of their vocabulary since they learned to write a five-paragraph essay.

Best TED Talks on Language & Culture [VIDEO]

TED, the conference that united people from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design for the first time in 1984, continues to captivate diverse audiences around the world.

The Evolution of Language: Stuff You Should Know - Animated

Where did spoken language come from? Join Josh and Chuck as they go back in time to follow the hunting exploits of Tuk-Tuk, a hungry homosapien who evolves a primitive language. Tune in for new episodes of the Stuff You Should Know animated series every Monday!

How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui

View full lesson: What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. Lesson by Kate Gardoqui, animation by Ben Tobitt.