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Twas The Night Before Christmas (Linguists’ Version)

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Linguists’ Version) by Dr. Dave Sayers https://www.academia.edu/9856733 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license) Twas the night before Christmas in the ivory tower, Not a creature was stirring at the midnight hour, Twas a problem for linguists who live to hear sounds, Consonants, vowels (open or round). We linguists were nestled all snug […]

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20 Fascinating Language Facts

Whether it’s spoken, written, or signed, all people communicate. Here are twenty fascinating facts about human language culled from the inaugural edition of the new academic journal, the Journal of Language Evolution. Only spoken and signed languages have native speakers although whistled and drummed languages exist–communicating messages by whistling and drumming, respectively. All known whistled and drummed languages […]

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