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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
May 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
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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.
Daniel Callister
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Some really interesting studies.
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Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some of the best written science for laypeople.
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Some really interesting studies.
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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.
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