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How Efficiency Shapes Human Language | Edward Gibson | TEDxHarvardCollege

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Published on Nov 1, 2016

Even though many people assume languages to be very different, Edward Gibson’s goal is to show how languages are more similar than we think. In his talk, he explains why languages are designed for efficient use.

Edward Gibson is an MIT professor whose background is in mathematics and computer science. Currently, Edward Gibson researches human language, and more importantly, how people represent and process language above the word level.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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