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Human brain isn’t so special, neurobiologist says

Human brain isn’t so special, neurobiologist saysMark Changizi says there’s no “special sauce” in the human brain. Instead, he argues that…

Started by A Former Member

2 Sep 24, 2011
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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations, by Charles Harrington Elster

  This is an enjoyable book to read, and a good reference book to have handy. I didn't read all the entries, as some are quite long, but i…

Started by A Former Member

0 Oct 26, 2010

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation “The single most notable characteristic of English,” writes Bill Bryson, “is its deceptive complexity.” As native speak…

Started by A Former Member

1 Sep 10, 2010
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Learning to Love Language

Another podcast from Think, on KERA.  - DG   Learning to Love LanguageHow is language changing and what do we lose when a language disappe…

Started by A Former Member

0 Jul 28, 2010

Lingua Globa: How English Became 'Globish'

Lingua Globa: How English Became 'Globish' How did a mongrel tongue born on a small island in the north Atlantic become the globally domina…

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2 Jun 7, 2010
Reply by Jaume

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