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➶ [Reading] ➸ Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech By Jay Ingram ➫ –

With A Mixture Of Erudition And Humor, Canadian Radio Personality Jay Ingram Discusses The Sociology Of Talking The Dynamics Of Conversation, Men And Women S Different Propensities For Interrupting, And Even The Proper Use Of You Know But He Also Delves Into The Mystery Riddled Physiology Of Talking While We Now Know That Certain Areas Of The Brain Seem To Control Specific Aspects Of Speech From Articulating Words To Creating Meaningful Sentences How Do Scientists Explain The Extraordinary Case Of The Young Stroke Victim Who Lost Only The Words For Fruits And Vegetables Is It Possible That The Ability To Talk Is Actually Encoded In Our Genes, As Some Scientists Believe From The Language Roots Of North America To The Speech Differences Between Neanderthals And Cro Magnons, From Modern Children Creating Whole New Languages In One Generation To Freudian Slips, From Talking To Yourself To Speaking In Tongues, Talk, Talk, Talk Covers The Gamut Of Humankind S Most Enigmatic And Intriguing Skill Impeccably Researched, Lively And Accessible, Talk, Talk, Talk Is A Book You Won T Be Able To Keep Quiet About

10 thoughts on “Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech

  1. says:

    A great basic overview of how speech is processed in the brain A little different from most of the other language books I read, it s not about etymology or language history at all, but rather the physical mechanics of language.

  2. says:

    Some really interesting studies.

  3. says:

    Some of the best written science for laypeople.

  4. says:

    Some really interesting studies.

  5. says:

    The book that got me into linguistics Although I haven t picked it up in at least a decade, so I have no idea whether it s aged well.