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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

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…

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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!