What’s the relationship between climate and sound?
A linguist has released a trio of papers showing that the sounds we use may be influenced by the air we breathe.
Is there anything to it? How have other scientists reacted? And how does an idea change minds?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie talk with Caleb Everett on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Sequence Memory Constraints Give Rise to Language-Like Structure through Iterated Learning
Everett: Languages in Drier Climates Use Fewer Vowels
Oxford Dictionaries: On the radar: broflake
Urban Dictionary: broflake
Micro-Generation Born Between 1977-1983 Given New Name
Sarah Stankorb: I Made Up Xennial 3 Years Ago, So Why Is a Professor in Australia Getting All the Credit?
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