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Watch Oprah’s Incredibly Moving Speech at the Golden Globes
She is the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Women Use Singsong Smarts to Talk to Their Dogs
It’s a matter of using “all the resources available to them as language users, with their nonhuman social partners.”
Monkeys’ Mouths Are Built for Speech — Only Their Brains Are Holding Them Back
A new study shows that they’re capable of noises that sound a lot like human language.
Talking With Your Hands Makes You Learn Things Faster
Speech is physical.
A Linguist Attempts to Explain Why Donald Trump Often Sounds Incoherent
It’s about the use (and misuse) of something called “discourse markers.”
A New Documentary Asks What It Means to ‘Sound Gay’
A clip from David Thorpe’s
Do I Sound Gay?
Can We Just, Like, Get Over the Way Women Talk?
The problem with policing vocal tics.
Babies’ Brains ‘Rehearse’ Speech Months Before They Talk
As revealed by an adorable baby-brain scanner.