We love red big balloons — or are they big red balloons?
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, you know. But how do we know what the right way is? And what else does your brain know that you don’t know it knows?
Linguist Daniel Midgley blows your mind on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Telegraph: Humans may speak a universal language, say scientists
LA Times: In world’s languages, scientists discover shared links between sound and meaning
ABC: Linguistic study proves more than 6,000 languages use similar sounds for common words (formerly Linguists discover humans have ‘universal language’)
Cornell Chronicle: A nose by any other name would sound the same, study finds
Max Planck Institute: Sound of words is no coincidence
“R” Is for Red: Common Words Share Similar Sounds in Many Languages
Actual paper: Sound–meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages (paywall)
Things native English speakers know, but don’t know we know: pic.twitter.com/Ex0Ui9oBSL
— Matthew Anderson (@MattAndersonBBC) 3 September 2016
The Secret Rules of Adjective Order
The language rules we know – but don’t know we know
Big bad modifier order
The language rule you never think about but always get right
Two things native English speakers know, but don’t know you know
Adjective attributes following noun in English?
4 Things Most Native English Speakers Don’t Know About English
4 More Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don’t Realize They Know
Separable Phrasal Verbs
Clinton expresses regret for saying ‘half’ of Trump supporters are ‘deplorables’
Where Did Hillary Get a Phrase Like “Basket of Deplorables”?
Top constitutional experts say no problem with “self executing” plebiscite
Labor could support ‘self-executing’ same-sex marriage plebiscite
Column: PM’s insistence on plebiscite hypocritical https://t.co/RO4OgaYV3g
— LaurieOakes (@LaurieOakes) 16 September 2016
An Unusual Way of Speaking, Yoda Has
Unclear Of Yoda’s Syntax The Principles Are, If Any
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