All Discussions Tagged 'speech' (12)

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

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2 Jan 5, 2013
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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…

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2 Sep 24, 2011
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What Language Is

Think on KERAWhat makes a language genuine and how is the accelerating rate of linguistic change affecting the ongoing debate over how we c…

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2 Sep 5, 2011
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From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk

From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk Most of us do it every day without even thinking about it, yet talking is a uniquely human a…

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2 May 25, 2011
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A Click of the Tongue: Ultrasound Translates Dying Languages

A Click of the Tongue: Ultrasound Translates Dying Languages Linguists have found a new application for ultrasound—decoding dying languages…

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0 Dec 22, 2010

Quotes on Language

Post your favorite quotes on language here. If you don’t have any to post, select “follow” anyhow so that you can be notified when others p…

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58 Jul 31, 2010
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Member Survey: What languages can you speak, write, or read?

What languages can you speak, write, or read? I only know English, though I did take a little French in junior high school, and some Spani…

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113 May 22, 2010
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The Story of Human Language

Corrected/altered on 12.21.09. This series of 36 lectures on the history of human language was first mentioned on this site by Julie Ann S…

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4 Dec 21, 2009
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The Day We Learned To Think

The Day We Learned To Think What characterises modern human behaviour? Looking at human sites in Europe from around 25,000 years ago, ther…

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3 Dec 1, 2009
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What is a diphthong?

Diphthong [dif-thawng, -thong, dip-] –noun 1. Phonetics. an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality…

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4 Aug 14, 2009
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