The Stuff of Thought

2008/02/12 at 09:51

I recently found a new set of podcasts that I enjoy listening to in the car: Science and the City, recordings of lectures presented by the New York Academy of Sciences.
The past two days, I listened to a lecture by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker titled The Stuff of Thought (there’s no direct link to individual podcasts. Go to the podcast page and page backwards in the reverse chronological archive to November 2, 2007). This lecture offers some interesting case studies in sociolinguistics. The concepts that are employed in the studies are nothing new to me, but the examples themselves are enjoyable.