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Tagged with “language” (3)

  1. Umberto Eco | The Prague Cemetery

    Umberto Eco’s new book, The Prague Cemetery is "a novel that takes the power of fakery in history to new heights," according to the Times Literary Supplement. "This work of teasing historical pseudo-reconstruction combines an intriguing philosophy of history with an elaborate set of reflections on narrative and the nature of fiction." The author of five bestselling philosophical novels, including The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, and The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Eco is a medievalist and semiotician at the University of Bologna in Italy.

    Interviewed by Carlin Romano, critic-at-large of The Chronicle of Higher Education (recorded 11/10/2011)

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  2. WNYC - Radiolab » Words

    It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. We speak to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke. Plus: a group of children invent an entirely new language in Nicaragua in the 1970s.


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  3. AudioBoo / Mein Handy_Boo

    From http://audioboo.fm/boos/34574-mein-handy_boo

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