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Video: “The Science Behind Teenager Grunts, Ughs and Duhs”

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Here are two good articles and an excellent — and fun — video perfect for teaching/learning about language in IB Theory of Knowledge classes:

The Science Behind Teenager Grunts, Ughs and Duhs is from Smithsonian Magazine.

They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve is from The New York Times.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I recognized a lot of the phonetic sounds as ones my 13 year old sister frequently makes. I also appreciated the article; I think people take for granted how much culture and specifically linguistics are influenced by young people.

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