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Women Talk More Than Men and Other Myths About Language
You may think that your cellphone or high-falutin' digital car stereo will be the most complicated tool you'll use today, but there is another tool that is so much more sophisticated that it leaves any modern electronics in the dust: language.  Linguists still haven't completely figured out how it works, but they have learned that many of our long-held myths about it are wrong.  Today's guest is a linguist who just wrote a book explaining why those myths are misguided and that teaches us a great deal about its intricate workings along the way.  —Original airdate: 8/22/2016

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