Discussing the art of translation with Kimon Friar.
Columbia University professor of psychology, Dr. Herbert Terrace, talks with Studs regarding his 1979 book "Nim: A Chimpanzee Who Learned Sign Language," animal cognition and the evolution of language.
Ellen Afterman, Clinton Sanders and Spellman Young discuss the exclusionary power of language; i.e. white, middle-class language as the standard by which people are intellectually and socially judged, and how groups are using language to define identity.
Studs Terkel discusses the English language with Bergen Evans, television host, writer, and Northwestern University professor of English.
Foreign language expert Howard Vincent talks with Studs Terkel about foreign languages, Herman Melville, “Moby Dick,” and other literary works.