Can you hear colours? Or smell sounds?
We’re starting to understand synaesthesia — the blending of senses that some people experience. Now language researchers are using synaesthesia to understand how we process language, and even how language got started in the first place.
Linguist Daniel Midgley finds the synaesthete in all of us on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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The Kiki-Bouba effect
Google Books just won a decade-long copyright fight
Google wins book-scanning copyright case against Authors Guild
Google’s Court Victory Is Good for Scholarly Authors. Here’s Why.
Synesthesia: Why some people hear color, taste sounds
Some Rules of Language are Wired in the Brain
Study links synaesthesia with coloured fridge magnets
Lots of Cases of Synesthesia Are Based on Alphabet Magnets
Synaesthesia could help us understand how the brain processes language
Paper: Processing compound words: Evidence from synaesthesia (paywall)
V.S. Ramachandran and E.M. Hubbard: Synaesthesia — A Window Into Perception, Thought and Language (long read, but worth it)
Weak Synesthesia in Perception and Language (paywall)
Why ‘Cool’ Is Still Cool
froobs blog: bork megapost
Stop It Son, You Are Doing Me A Frighten
@ProBirdRights on Twitter
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— Dog Solution (@DogSolutions) 9 June 2015
HOW TO: Have a fun? Deg know, do it with a friend. pic.twitter.com/UgWa0U34Zr
— Dog Solution (@DogSolutions) 20 November 2015
What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?
Understanding the Swedish Pitch Accent
Brr: It’s in the Duden, the official German dictionary
Cold Comfort: Is Brr Meant to be Spoken, or Only Written?http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/01/26/cold-comfort/
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