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Language Is A Window Into Human Nature
Psychologist and author Steven Pinker dives into the complexities of everyday language.
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Key Facts In This Video
Language has to do two things: convey content and negotiate a relationship type. 02:25
According to anthropologist Alan Fiske, there are three major human relationship types: dominance, communality, and reciprocity. 03:31
The Emperor's New Clothes is a story about mutual knowledge. When the boy said the emperor is naked, he changed the state of everyone's knowledge from individual to mutual. 08:51