The Layman's Linguist
➤I created my major & received a degree in Psycholinguistics with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.
➤I conducted & published a cross-country sociolinguistic study of linguistic prejudice called "Sounding Black."
➤I've studied 5 languages besides English: Spanish, Italian, Latin, Attic Greek, & German.
➤For the past 10 years, I've worked in schools with kids from infancy to high school, including 2 years in special education. I currently work at a residential program for kids with learning disabilities.
➤Most importantly: I just really love linguistics. Everyone reading this is already an expert at understanding and creating language - the only thing most people lack is a familiarity with the technical aspects. So leave those aspects to me and share your own knowledge of language. Armchair Experts Welcome
Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Educator Claire Bowern and Director Patrick Smith have produced a great little…
Have you ever asked someone to repeat themselves, only to realize that you suddenly know what they said? Read something without realizing a word was repeated or misspelled? Heard words in an instrumental song?
Studies of brain trauma to the so-called “language center” teach us about areas of the brain controlling two very different aspects of speech.
Unable to decipher social cues or verbal tones, Victor was wary about his reunion with the stern Itard and hesitated to greet him, thinking he might be angry about the extended vacation.
“I always enjoyed watching Bill Clinton dial up his southern-fried accent as needed for a barbecue or down for a speech to the United Nations. But I cringed just as much watching Hillary Clinton try to do the same.”
Just a few days after New Years 1800, Victor decided to walk out of the woods and into the village, ready to join society… whatever that was.