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Posts tagged linguistics

October 24, 2017


a child being read a story by two men

Talking Parents

Storytime and conversations can increase children's vocabulary and reasoning skills.

October 5, 2017


A woman next to a white board with the word moist written on it in big letters.

Why Do People Hate The Word Moist?

In a recent study, 20% of the test subjects indicated they disliked the word, "moist."

February 5, 2014


Painted depiction of St. Francis of Assisi with lifted hands

Animals Communicate Across Species

Scientists have recently added a species of lemur to the list of animals that are capable of interspecies communication.

October 6, 2011


Caretaker with a happy baby

The Benefits Of Baby Talk

Do you think it is better to speak to a baby as you would an adult? Think again!

May 24, 2004


Pick a Word, Any Word

People who think about language talk about how the sounds of words bear no relation to objects in the world. Learn about new finds on this Moment of Science.

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