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Do writing disfluencies exist?

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Every few weeks I sift through the NPR podcasts; I always find an interesting array of interviews and news programs that give much to ponder. One I recently stumbled upon was an interview of author Michael Erard for his recent release, Um . . . Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders,…

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A bit of language psychology

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Michael Erard is a journalist and linguist specialist who was recently interviewed by NPR on their Science Out of the Box program to discuss his recent book, Um . . . : Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean. During the interview, Mr. Erard explains that as we…

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