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Anthropology of Language

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Why Is There a "b" In Doubt?t
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Say the word "doubt" aloud. What is that "b" doing there? Does it have any purpose? Gina Cooke explains the long and winding history of "doubt" and why the spelling, though it seems random, is a wink to its storied past.  (03:28)
December 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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How Did English Evolve?
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What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images.  (05:04)
December 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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