Today I stumbled upon this great video about a research project done by Deb Roy, a researcher at MIT, who wanted to learn more about how his own infant son acquired language. He set up video cameras throughout his home for the first few years of his son’s life, and recorded thousands upon thousands of hours of home video footage. The data in this presentation is truly amazing and says so much about how we acquire the language we use.
TED does it again. See for yourself: The Birth of a Word