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What Are You Gonna Do with This Place?
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What Are You Gonna Do with This Place?

Learning a new language is learning a new way to map your thoughts.
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A young member of the Lahu tribe in Thailand.

Lahu — spoken in China, Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia — beautifully illustrates how learning a new language is never so simple as merely learning vocabulary. John explains.

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Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
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A podcast about language, with host John McWhorter.
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