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March 24, 2017



Speaking with Tongues

In 2004, a team of scientists from Indiana University, proved how necessary a parrot's tongue was in its ability to talk like humans.

May 29, 2014


Babbling is a way for babies to practice language skills.

The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.

February 5, 2014



Animals Communicate Across Species

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

September 28, 2012


Check out that lip smack!

The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

August 24, 2010


Mmm What’cha Say? All About Verbal Shortcuts

Do you find yourself saying "Gotta" instead of "Got To?" Learn about verbal shortcuts!

March 8, 2010


Speech Errors: Brain Damage, Tongue Twisters, And Children

What do brain damaged patients, adults saying tongue twisters and all children have in common?

March 5, 2010


Language Construction, Tip Of The Tongue, And Speech Errors

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?

September 24, 2009


Spoonerism: “Darn Boor”

What spoonerisms tell us about peech satterns, or rather, speech patterns on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2008


Why Accents Are Hard to Unlearn

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"

December 26, 2007


Learning Language

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.

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