A guilty language geek pleasure…

…Watching the look on Steven Pinker‘s face as he had to deal with increasingly desperate and innane questions from an underprepared and clueless Adam Boulton on the Sky News Sunday breakfast programme.

A sample exchange paraphrased from memory:

Boulton – “So what does all this brain stuff tell us about what the government should be doing to improve teaching language in schools?”

Pinker – “There’s nothing in this book about learning foreign languages Adam”


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