Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech” as Want to Read:
Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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 spe ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Anchor (first published 1992)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Talk Talk Talk, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Talk Talk Talk

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 128)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jessica Howard
May 08, 2007 Jessica Howard rated it really liked it
Shelves: language
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.
Gretchen McCulloch
Mar 14, 2015 Gretchen McCulloch rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pop-linguistics
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.
Daniel Callister
Apr 11, 2016 Daniel Callister rated it liked it
Some really interesting studies.
Sophie
Sophie added it
Jul 26, 2016
Sam
Sam marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2016
Laura
Laura marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Dg Noc
Dg Noc marked it as to-read
May 26, 2016
Sam
Sam marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2016
Michael Scott
Michael Scott marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2016
Apex157x
Apex157x marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2016
Mark
Mark marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2016
Becky Stanek
Becky Stanek rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2016
Dan
Dan marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
Myriam
Myriam rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2016
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Cheryl
Cheryl added it
Jan 17, 2016
Chelsea
Chelsea marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2015
Wordsl Dreamsl
Wordsl Dreamsl marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2015
Alyssa
Alyssa marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2015
Mary
Mary marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2015
Laenamaunula
Laenamaunula rated it liked it
Jun 13, 2015
Joan
Joan added it
Jun 12, 2015
Alyssa
Alyssa marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2015
Vanessa
Vanessa marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Bernadette
Bernadette rated it really liked it
May 16, 2015
Kierkegaard's Pancakes
Kierkegaard's Pancakes rated it really liked it
Apr 22, 2015
Ozana
Ozana marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2015
Vince
Vince added it
Mar 28, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
79914
Jay Ingram CM is a Canadian author and broadcaster.
More about Jay Ingram...

Share This Book