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Sounds, Social Attitudes, and a Lack of Speech Science Education

Friday, April 12th, 2013 @ 4:02PM

Recently I came across an article in Yahoo news called 8 bizarre sounds you’ve probably made without knowing it (http://news.yahoo.com/8-bizarre-sounds-youve-probably-made-without-knowing-111000931.html). The title gave me the feeling that I would immediately see the natural bias one has regarding his or her speech sounds in relation to those used in other languages….

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The High Price for Linguistic Ignorance, and the False Danger of Dropping Gs

–Article by Lee Ballard In a video that has since gone viral, a recent contestant on Wheel of Fortune was...

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Russian Morphology Dilemma of the FLA

[F[LA]]? [FL[A]]? Ugh.. from Russia with Love and Frustration  –Article by Lee Ballard One of the things I love about...

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FLA Features

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 @ 12:38AM

Subfields of Linguistics: What is Phonology?

Welcome to the first article in the Subfields of Linguistics series, “What Is Phonology?” Phonology deals with the sound structures of languages. A linguist who focuses on this subfield is known as a phonologist. A crucial precursor to phonology is phonetics. By studying phonetics, linguistics get to know the sounds…

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 @ 9:10PM

The Future of the English Language as a Global Lingua Franca

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 2:56AM

The peculiarities of prescriptive versus descriptive grammar

Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 1:24AM

What is Grammar?

Past, Present, and Future

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