In 2004, a team of scientists from Indiana University, proved how necessary a parrot's tongue was in its ability to talk like humans.
Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.
Scientists have recently added a species of lemur to the list of animals that are capable of interspecies communication.
Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.
Do you find yourself saying "Gotta" instead of "Got To?" Learn about verbal shortcuts!
What do brain damaged patients, adults saying tongue twisters and all children have in common?
Why is what you wanted to say on the tip of your tongue? Why do you use an incorrect word that sounds similar to the word you meant to say?
What spoonerisms tell us about peech satterns, or rather, speech patterns on this Moment of Science.
Why is it so hard to disguise or unlearn an accent? You might coach a New Yorker to simply pronounce his R's--"New York," not "New Yawk"
Have you ever wondered why some people can learn a new language easily, but others struggle? It could be because they have a large Heschl's Gyrus.