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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 ( 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….

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...

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...


FLA Features

Monday, May 21st, 2018 @ 2:44AM

Should the Scientific World put all its Eggs into the English Basket?

If consciousness is an illusion then who is being fooled? It is all a matter of definition. As Frederick Douglas proclaimed: “once you learn to read, you will be forever free”; access to information is crucial for a free and better world. If there be any “oughts”, then all people…

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 @ 4:38AM

Linguistics and Literature: Symmetry or Fiction?

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

Subfields of Linguistics: What is Phonology?

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

The Future of the English Language as a Global Lingua Franca

Past, Present, and Future

Find out where the FLA is heading!