Emily Sabo gives TEDx talk about language and humor!

Emily Sabo takes us through three guiding principles on what the scientific study of language can tell us about what makes us laugh.

“Emily is a Ph.D. student of Linguistics at The University of Michigan. By night, she performs standup comedy at dive bars near you. In her work as a linguist, she investigates the cognitive mechanisms that underlie bilingual language processing and the social priming that modulates how Midwesterners perceive Spanish-accented English speech in the U.S. today. Her passion projects include encouraging linguistic diversity, discouraging linguistic discrimination, and advocating for gender equality. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.”