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#426 – Edward Gibson: Human Language, Psycholinguistics, Syntax, Grammar & LLMs Lex Fridman Podcast

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Edward Gibson is a psycholinguistics professor at MIT and heads the MIT Language Lab. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/edward-gibson-transcript



EPISODE LINKS:

Edward's X: https://x.com/LanguageMIT

TedLab: https://tedlab.mit.edu/

Edward's Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4FsWE64AAAAJ

TedLab's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@Tedlab-MIT



PODCAST INFO:

Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



SUPPORT & CONNECT:

- Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

- Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

- Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



OUTLINE:

Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00) - Introduction

(10:53) - Human language

(14:59) - Generalizations in language

(20:46) - Dependency grammar

(30:45) - Morphology

(39:20) - Evolution of languages

(42:40) - Noam Chomsky

(1:26:46) - Thinking and language

(1:40:16) - LLMs

(1:53:14) - Center embedding

(2:19:42) - Learning a new language

(2:23:34) - Nature vs nurture

(2:30:10) - Culture and language

(2:44:38) - Universal language

(2:49:01) - Language translation

(2:52:16) - Animal communication

Edward Gibson is a psycholinguistics professor at MIT and heads the MIT Language Lab. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

- Yahoo Finance: https://yahoofinance.com

- Listening: https://listening.com/lex and use code LEX to get one month free

- Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/lex

- Shopify: https://shopify.com/lex to get $1 per month trial

- Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings



Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/edward-gibson-transcript



EPISODE LINKS:

Edward's X: https://x.com/LanguageMIT

TedLab: https://tedlab.mit.edu/

Edward's Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4FsWE64AAAAJ

TedLab's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@Tedlab-MIT



PODCAST INFO:

Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



SUPPORT & CONNECT:

- Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

- Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

- Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



OUTLINE:

Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00) - Introduction

(10:53) - Human language

(14:59) - Generalizations in language

(20:46) - Dependency grammar

(30:45) - Morphology

(39:20) - Evolution of languages

(42:40) - Noam Chomsky

(1:26:46) - Thinking and language

(1:40:16) - LLMs

(1:53:14) - Center embedding

(2:19:42) - Learning a new language

(2:23:34) - Nature vs nurture

(2:30:10) - Culture and language

(2:44:38) - Universal language

(2:49:01) - Language translation

(2:52:16) - Animal communication

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