The Science of Language

Whistled Languages

In some languages, whistled languages can be used as a fill-in for spoken language when a face-to-face conversation is not possible. Whistled speech is a form of communication that abstracts certain aspects of spoken language into whistles. These whistles languages can be understood by others in the speech community. Whistled languages can be found all … Read More >>

Who Talks More Women or Men

Language Ideologies and Our Misconceptions About Gender Differences The opinions, attitudes, and beliefs that people hold about language are called language ideologies. Language ideologies affect how we talk and behave, as well as how we perceive others’ speech. Intuition tells us that men and women use language differently. Many people say they believe that gender … Read More >>