[ExI] Linguistic shifts

Tom Nowell nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 19 22:04:37 UTC 2010

So, I was looking through TEDx videos, trying to find a topic to inspire me, when I came across this:

People across the world get concerned about linguistic shifts - whether it's non-English speakers getting upset about English infiltrating their language, or British people getting upset about the Americanisation of everything, or the creoles and pidgins and patois that evolve in areas muddying the waters. This talk shows how Urdu has shifted and been referred to by many names over the years, and how the language has changed to reflect its speakers sense of identity. It's amazing how much a language can tell you about its speakers.



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