All academics should strive for brevity as well as comprehensibility. The shortest academic paper in history was written by Dennis Upper in 1974. Upper, like many academics, suffered from writers block. Upper decided to apply the scientific method to the issue of writer’s block to see if he could treat […]
What we say conveys information, but so does how we say it. Phonetic features (how speech is formed and pronounced) play into what we hear, how we understand, and what we think of the speaker.