On commonly held misconception is that languages have much to do with sound. The truth is that they do not. Not much. Certainly, sounds are not a requisite part of language, just ask Marlee Matlin. Like all physical human activities it seems that language has to do with and is takes place in the context of muscle movement. Muscle memory –that seemingly meaningless phrase uttered by gym teachers across the United States, is indeed the secret behind linguistic comprehension and production.

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