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December 26, 2017


Spaces between words is a relatively recent innovation.

Silent Reading

In the Western World, silent reading has only been around for approximately a thousand years.

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.

August 7, 2009


Losing Your Voice To An Echo

Shout "HELLO" between two cliffs and you'll hear echoes as sound waves bounce back and forth. But how do echoes really work? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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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