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The many meaning(s) of “Uh(m)”s [Mad Linguistics]

What does "Uh(m)" mean? Professional linguists from a selection of highly respected international academic institutions have pondered the question in detail over the years, but now a new paper goes considerably further towards consolidating the answer(s). More »

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Do Different Languages Equal Different Realities? [Science]

We usually assume words are just a way of expressing ideas already in our heads. But what if it's the other way around? Some linguists say the languages we speak fundamentally alter the way we think, and even perceive reality. More »

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