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2014-12-13 23:00:24

eReflect, the spelling software designer, shares a new and informative blog post on the way American and British English differ in terms of spelling.

Francois Hollande
2014-11-01 04:54:18

Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Churchill all had the ability to enrapture those who heard them speak. What was their special gift? We know it as charisma, but how did they achieve it?

2014-10-15 08:31:19

Good Vibration Company enhances interaction between man and computer RHENEN, the Netherlands, October 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly developed speech analysis software

stresed out students
2014-08-01 06:33:18

A new study from the University of Cincinnati's Health Promotion and Education Program reveals that many college students are stressed out and are not coping with that stress well.

2014-07-25 23:07:25

Transcriptor is a free online tool which makes transcription of audio/video files easy.

Long Before Their First Words, Babies' Brains Rehearse Speech Mechanics
2014-07-15 03:33:45

Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them.

2014-06-28 14:45:19

A team of researchers headed by the Erfurt-based psychologist Prof. Ralf Rummer and the Cologne-based phoneticist Prof. Martine Grice has carried out some ground-breaking experiments to uncover the links between language and emotions.

Hand Gentures Often Help Determine What Is Being Said
2014-06-23 14:14:00

Our hand gestures are but another tool in our communication toolbox that can be used to further and more accurately convey the meaning behind our words.

faking laughter
2014-05-07 05:24:07

We’ve all pretended to laugh at those bad jokes our friends, family members or coworkers tell every now and then, but how often are we convincing in those efforts? Apparently, just over one-third of the time.

Beatboxing Safer Than Singing
2013-12-23 13:54:18

According to a new study, beatboxing may actually be less harmful to the vocal cords than conventional singing.


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Larynx
2013-01-18 11:20:23

The larynx is an organ that is located within the throat, commonly referred to as the “voicebox”. While the larynx is the primary organ responsible for voice production, it is also crucial in breathing and protecting the airway structures. Location and Structure The larynx is a tube-shaped organ with an average length of four inches. It is located between the hypopharynx and the trachea. It is divided into three sections labeled supraglottis, glottis, and subglottis. The skeletal...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.