Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
RadioLab show on Words
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2010/09/28
9:34am
Avatar
dhenderson
Sunnyvale, CA
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 70
Member Since:
2007/08/10
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I *highly* recommend NPR’s RadioLab show on the topic of words, and language in general. Really excellent stuff.

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
2010/09/29
3:28am
Avatar
Glenn
Admin
Forum Posts: 1719
Member Since:
2009/03/03
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks for this. Great show.

Way back many decades when I was in college there were psych (psycholinguistics) studies of people grouping objects. It turns out that the criterion of color names in the native language trumps most criteria. And different languages draw different lines when it comes even to the “common” basic colors.

I’ve also had some passing experience with psycho linguists ( who were NOT psycholinguists), but that will have to wait for a different post.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online:
79 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 1052

deaconB: 743

Ron Draney: 709

Bob Bridges: 680

RobertB: 539

Robert: 508

tromboniator: 485

Dick: 444

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3087

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3498

Posts: 18532

Newest Members:

dcliquor, mboo, pickacard80, raymondrains, porchialaevans, lilsagkim, clm3k3k3k, Mr. Blah Blah, cliv, TimClarke

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1450, EmmettRedd: 819, Glenn: 1719, timfelten: 0