jueves, 26 de abril de 2012

Words of the World

From Nazi to Chocolate, words play a vital role in our lives. And each word has its own story. But where do they come from? What do they mean? How do they change?

Some of these questions will be answered by Words of the World - a series of short videos presented by experts from the University of Nottingham's School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

In addition to exploring the words themselves, they explore a little about the varied research experts are working on.

On the image below, you can see all the words in the project so far, and furhter below historian Paul Smith talks about the origins of Feminism.

Now, there is no transcript for the videos, although we can activate You Tube's CC on the lower side of the screen. This device is more accurate with some speakers than with others, and accent and background noise have a great influence on the accuracy of the transcription.

H/T to Free Technology for Teachers.