Think hemming and hawing are signs of enervated elocution? Think again! In this NPR article found by Writer’s Relief, we learned that new linguistic studies show that “um” and “ah” and “uh” are much more than useless sounds: The evidence shows we also...
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A writer’s natural love of words can lead to wonderful reading and interesting writing. But sometimes, a logophile’s good intentions to introduce the world to unique vocabulary can backfire. Is it time to put away your dictionary and revert to a middle-school word...
Writer’s Relief learned that programmers and scientists at Facebook recently shut down an experiment in artificial intelligence because of something we take for granted every day: the ability to create and change language. The computers apparently decided English was...
Every poet uses a cliché now and then—and in a first draft, that’s okay. But when you’re editing a poem that you hope to get published in a literary journal, you’ve got to be able to spot the common poetry clichés that so easily creep into contemporary poems. Some...
Language is often considered a characteristic that differentiates humans from other creatures. But new research is showing that language vocalizations may not be a strictly human phenomenon. According to an article from the Washington Post... “We don’t know exactly...
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