Should we simplify spelling? (with English subtitles) | Karina Galperin

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Ted Talk:

(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions? Literary scholar Karina Galperin suggests that it may be time for an update in the way we think about and record language. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Tec…

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Ted Talk:

(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions? Literary scholar Karina Galperin suggests that it may be time for an update in the way we think about and record language. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

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["TED Talk", "TED Talks", "Children", "Communication", "Education", "Grammar", "Language", "Literature", "Teaching", "Writing", "Karina Galperin"]

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Duration minutes: 16

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