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Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech

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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)
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Jessica Howard
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
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
Some really interesting studies.
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