Steven Pinker on what our language habits reveal

Today the LINGUA FRANCA Sprachschule blog is bringing you another video from the TED series. TED (Technology, Education, Design) is an international and interdisciplinary conference series based around the concept “ideas worth spreading”.

In this talk, world-famous linguist Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.

This video is suitable for a variety of levels. Higher-level English learners (B2+ and up) should just watch it as it is below. Intermediate students (B1+ – B2) – you can go to the video on the TED website and turn on the English subtitles. Lower-level learners (up to B1+) can turn on the German (or the language of your choice) subtitles, as well as look at a full transcript of the talk. Enjoy!