A blog about psycholinguistics with posts each Thursday by Jessica Love, a psychologist and science writer at Northwestern University. Her most recent article “Reading Fast and Slow” appeared in our Spring 2012 issue.
Do baby sign language courses really work?
On the psychology of artistic style
We understand entropy surprisingly early in life
When we expect to hear a rhyme and don’t
The search for the perfect title
Verb meanings are slipperier than noun meanings
Two studies suggest yes and no
On our unspoken preferences for ordering adjectives
The novelist and short-story writer Larry Woiwode, whose 1975 book Beyond the Bedroom Wall was one of the most acclaimed works of fiction of the era, died recently in North Dakota. He lived in the state for nearly 45 years, writing and working on his organic farm. He also served, for many years, as the poet laureate of North Dakota. In our Summer 2019 issue, Woiwode remembered his development as a writer—and how he ultimately came to find his voice.