Date: 2017-04-21 12:15
I agree with the disgust in buzzwords or whatever people use because they think it 8767 s supposed to sell a product. Authenticity is key, because being true to yourself and your words helps you connect with your listener. This is pretty much a given, and it 8767 s a fantastic skill to be able to accomplish this effectively.
But of course, there are always those superlative wordsmiths who take a few, simple succinct words and express a WORLD with them. Still, I do love big words when they are used with pinpoint accuracy. And oftentimes, a big word can replace a hundred little words. Brevity being the key to wit, and so much else of course.
I love every episode of Radiolab. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP), I found this one especially interesting.
I think an interview with an SLP would have added a lot to this show. It is a speech therapist's job to figure out how to bring the power of words to both children who have never learned them and adults who have lost them. Many listeners' questions may have been answered- especially regarding language learning in the autistic population and language rehabilitation for adults and children with brain injury and stroke.
One way to help students remember the difference in tone and mood is to think of the letters in the word: Tone = auThor Mood = Me (the reader). At least my 8th graders have found this helpful Great site, by the way!
I've spent the whole of my life that I can remember asking these questions. I've always been fascinated by words and my thought process is basically a narrative devoid of pictures. I always speculated I wouldn't be able to think at all without words. I'd bring this idea up sometimes and teachers/parents would roll their eyes at me. I'm glad to know other people are out there asking this sort of thing too.
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Besides applauding this (and other) amazing radio labs, I want to share something I heard on another interview with Jill Bolte Taylor. Someone asked her whether or not she was able to re-visit the inner silence, joyful state she was in when she was without words, and she reported that she WAS able to do it at will. I thought that was the most perfect thing possible to be able to have the thinking/conceptual function available, but be able to drop into "nirvana" whenever you wanted. Obviously, reading some of the post herein, some other people are able to do that, too. I'm working on the on-off button, but..
Thank you so much for helping me and my student I tutor in answering the question about the mood in stories or books she is assigned to read. It had been surprisingly difficult to describe those moods we had to dug in the thesaurus to come up with some answer.
Many thanks again.
I loved the choral music in the final segment of this show. I do wish you'd give details of the music used in the podcast listing or at the end of the show. Can anyone tell me what group is performing here?
Remember the prairie dogs with language in "Wild Talk?' What if we did the "rats in the room with the blue wall" experiment with prairie dogs instead? Since there is evidence that prairie dogs DO have language, the result would shed light on the conclusions of the rat experiment.