Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker’s straightforward, cogent style will keep viewers engaged. A terrific find for those interested in linguistics and psychology.



The forest was hopping with chipmunks on my hike this weekend. The term ajidamoonh in the Ottawa dialect of Algonquian¬†means “red squirrel” or “one who descends trees headlong.” This term was likely difficult for British tongues and went from ajid to chip and moonh to munk. (source:¬†

Delighting in the origins of words