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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

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…

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

Find out where the FLA is heading!